Expat Aussies organise fundraising Sausage Sizzle
January 21, 2020

If you’ve had a gander at my events calendar, you may have noticed that there’s a ‘Sausage Sizzle’ at Warwick Market this Saturday. This isn’t just any old food event – but an important one to help raise funds for those affected by the Australian bushfires.

The event has been organsed by expat Aussies Katherine Attreed, from Warwick, and Tina Smith from Kenilworth, who are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for two chosen charities – The Red Cross Disaster Relief and
Recovery and WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

As you probably know, the bushfires in Australia have already destroyed the equivalent of 40% of the UK, killing 28 people and one billion animals. In their event, which takes place the day before Australia Day, Katherine and Tina will be selling meat and vegetarian sausages and hotdogs for £2 with all money raised going to the two charities.

Picture: David Fawbert Photography

Sausage Sizzles are a common way of raising money for good causes in Australia, said Katherine, who moved from Melbourne to the UK nine years ago. “In fact, a sausage sizzle is a bit of an Australian institution. You’ll usually find them on most weekends outside ‘Bunnings’ stores across the country.

“We really wanted to find a way to raise money to help back home and this
just seemed fitting.”

The fundraiser is also being supported by local businesses including CJ’s events, who run Warwick Market, Ben’s Biltong, local butchers including Rowleys and Mel Broome & Son, bakers Thirteen Bakers and Bread&Co and local supermarkets.

The Sausage Sizzle takes place on Saturday (January 25) from 9am to 4pm.

You can also donate directly via: Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery
WIRES Wildlife Rescue