Bunnings has announced the suspension of its beloved sausage sizzles, as of tomorrow, due to the rapid spread of coronavirus.
The household hardware chain released a statement today, discussing the “tough decision” it had to make.
“We absolutely understand the important role these sausage sizzles play for thousands of local community groups and charities,” Bunnings Managing Director Mike Schneider said in the statement, “and that finding alternative fundraising opportunities at short notice isn’t easy.”
“There’s no doubt that our decision will disappoint some people in the community and we can’t wait to bring this much-loved community program back.”
Bunnings will provide an extra helping hand to those affected most by the sausage sizzles’ suspensions.
“To assist community groups who have sausage sizzles booked over the next month, our store teams will donate $500 gift cards to these local organisations to assist with their fundraising activities,” Schneider added. “Across Australia and NZ, this represents an investment into local communities of over $1.2m.”
Coronavirus, when you mess with Bunnings snags, you mess with all of us. 2020 can officially go fuck itself.
No sausage sizzle at Bunnings. Shit just got real.
— Jonathan Green (@GreenJ) March 14, 2020