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Bunnings supports the Red Cross Centenary

Bunnings’ commitment to supporting a huge and diverse range of local community groups at a grassroots level has been at the core of its community support since the first Bunnings Warehouse opened in 1994. As part of this, Bunnings stores contribute to local, regional and national not-for-profit organisations and causes throughout Australia and New Zealand.

To help celebrate Red Cross Australia’s 100th birthday in August 2014, Bunnings was invited to be their principal national Centenary fundraising partner.

As part of the celebrations, Bunnings hosted Red Cross Centenary Fundraiser BBQs in key metropolitan locations around Australia and at all Bunnings stores nationally. In just two days over 3,600 Red Cross volunteers, supported by Bunnings team members, collected more than $455,000 at over 250 BBQs. Every cent raised went directly towards Red Cross Australia’s local programs such as emergency services and social inclusion programs.

During these celebrations Red Cross also conducted awareness raising activities at selected stores, including social inclusion demonstrations, Save a Mate program activities, emergency services displays and a Centenary wall.

Bunnings stores in New Zealand also celebrated Red Cross New Zealand’s Centenary in March 2015 with fundraising BBQs. Over 50 Red Cross volunteers collected more than $5,800 (NZD) at 25 BBQs, with every cent going directly towards Red Cross New Zealand’s local programs such as first aid education for students and Meals on Wheels.