When I found out that I had breast cancer in 2015, Bunnings were very supportive. They allowed me to have as much time off as I needed for treatment. I was very lucky that I found the lump early and did something about it, before it had spread. I have not been 100% since radiotherapy and have had very little energy to run the kids DIY and family nights, so Bunnings has made sure that I have had plenty of help.
In the last five years three members of my immediate family including myself have been diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately we are all now in remission, this is mostly due to cancer research and early intervention.
Recently, Bunnings Port Melbourne supported me in my efforts to raise money for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 2016, where lots of yummy homemade cakes were for sale and all money raised went to the Cancer Council of Victoria.
Bunnings likes to support its local community in a number of ways. We offer valuable fundraising opportunities for local community groups with sausage sizzles and cakes stalls. We do DIY workshops for local community groups including kindergartens and schools and we donate products to local community groups and do garden makeovers. We also host free family nights for the local community so families can come in and have some fun together.
Our website is www.bunnings.com.au/port-melbourne
By Sally Davey
Photograph and interviewed by Michelle Chan