Cook Up a Storm for Cure Cancer at Bunnings!
Interested in hosting a fundraising event for your community but don’t know where to start? Look no further than your local Bunnings…
You’d be hard pressed to find an Aussie who hasn’t spent at least one weekend trawling the aisles of Bunnings for DIY supplies before finishing up with one of their famous Sausage Sizzles.
It’s one of those weekend traditions that never gets old, which is why hosting your own at your local Bunnings store is such an effective fundraising idea. Bunnings sausage sizzles and cake stalls are enjoyed by thousands of Bunnings customers every week. They’re incredibly valuable fundraising opportunities for local community groups, helping to raise money for important causes.
How to Get Started
Bunnings sausage sizzles are extremely popular and are typically booked out up to six months in advance, so try to lock in your slot as early as possible. Let us know what you’re planning before you approach Bunnings so that we can provide you with an Authority to Fundraise letter. Give us a call on 1300 134 567, or email email@example.com.
Preparing for Your Event
Once your event is confirmed, Bunnings will send you a list of items that you’ll need to supply:
· Sausages (Quantity: 1200 – make sure you pre-order these from your local supermarket)
· Onions (Quantity: 30kgs, but best to get a little more!
· Condiments (Quantity: 15 – 20L, and don’t skimp on the mustard!)
· Water and soft drink (quantity: 250 – 300 can/bottles)
· Food handling gloves
· Cooking utensils (tongs, spatulas & knives)
· Cash float ($250 - LOTS of 50c & 20c coins)
· Cleaning equipment
· Appropriate food storage containers
You’ll probably need to budget around $800 on your shopping which can be reimbursed from the day’s takings, but there are ways to keep costs down and maximise your fundraising. Larger supermarket chains often have the best deals and Coles and Woolworths both engage in corporate responsibility programs, meaning they’re usually willing to support fundraising events. Head down to your local store with your Authority to Fundraise letter and ask to speak to a manager, then see if there’s anything they can do to support you.
Keep an eye out for special offers on non-perishables in the lead up to your event…you might just be able to grab yourself a bargain!
Another way to maximise your fundraising is by setting up awareness table in the foyer, which allows groups to talk to customers about their cause and fundraise. We’re happy to help you organise this and provide you with everything you need. If this is something you’re interested in, just let us know.
Gather the Troops!
Make sure you enlist the help of plenty of friends and family to help you run the event on the day. You’ll need enough pairs of hands to man every station and ensure the smooth running of your event. Ideally, try to recruit:
- 2 x Grill Masters
- 1 x Keeper of Coin
- 2 x Runners (to ensure quick delivery of food to customers)
On the Day
Every Bunnings is different, so it’s worth checking access times with your local store. Generally speaking, you’ll need to be there around 7am, giving you enough time to set everything up so you can start feeding hungry customers by 8am.
You’ll no doubt have a busy day ahead of you, but once the crowds have dispersed you can crack on with counting your hard-earned cash. If you’ve set up a fundraising page, you can bank your funds directly through there. Alternatively, contact us and we can provide you with our banking details.
Best of luck!