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SilverStar sausage sizzle snags $38K for Aussie bushfires

The Sausage Sizzle fundraiser Wednesday, Jan. 8, 202, was the brainchild of Australian SilverStar Mountain Resort staffers, Rhianon Hutcheson and Darren Cook.
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January 09, 2020 - 4:40 PM

With the current and past owners of SilverStar Mountain Resort matching the money raised at yesterday's Sausage Sizzle fundraiser, the event brought in $38,000 for Australia as it faces the worst bushfire season in history.

The Sausage Sizzle fundraiser yesterday, Jan. 8, was the brainchild of Australian SilverStar staffers, Rhianon Hutcheson and Darren Cook who decided to hold the fundraiser outside SilverStar’s Town Hall.

Hundreds of people, including staff and businesses, got together to support the initiative and raise money for the wildfire effort currently taking place in Australia. According to a SilverStar Mountain Resort media release, Hutcheson and Cook were at a "loss for words" with the support shown from the community.

"Wednesday's fundraiser was such a huge success," SilverStar spokesperson Chantelle Deacon said in the release. "We are so proud of our staff for coming together and hosting this fundraiser."

The Sauage Sizzle and raffle raised more than $12,800 with former owner Jane Cann and her family as well as the ski mountain current owner matching the money raised, bringing the total to over $38,000.

With so many Australians working at the ski resort and the wildfires back home being so widespread, Australia everywhere often have some sort of connection to the bush fires.

"This has been the most devastating bushfire season we have ever known," Hutcheson and Cook said in a media release. "Given the impact, it is having on communities and wildlife back home we wanted to see what we could do to help. We are constantly thinking of the thousands of homes that have been lost, firefighters who have died and the loss of wildlife back home."

The funds raised from the event will go National Bushfire Disaster Appeal, and the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service.

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