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Meat at Billy’s Recipe for Success

Make no mis-steak: the longstanding partnership between an iconic Brisbane butcher and Hear and Say has generated far more than just an opportunity for beefed up puns.

For over five years, Billy Gibney and the team at Meat at Billy’s have rallied together with their stores’ local communities to raise incredible awareness and over $34,000 in donations for Hear and Say, across a range of projects and campaigns.

Such dedication has seen Billy take a brave plunge off the Goodwill Bridge (dressed as a bull, no less); staff dressed in their brightest outfits for Loud Shirt Day; fundraising workshops and events; and an annual sausage sizzle with the spatula-wielding support of Ashgrove The Gap Lions Club.

“At Meat at Billy’s we love being involved in our local community, and we have been proud to partner with Hear and Say over recent years to support hundreds of children and their families impacted by hearing loss,” said Billy.

Starting as one store in 2009, Meat at Billy’s has grown to provide a premium butcher’s service across three locations around Brisbane, together with a pioneering partnership with Coles Local and a home delivery service that’s proved invaluable during the pandemic.

“Billy is someone who commits wholeheartedly to the causes he supports, and really takes the time to gain an insight into community need and organisations which share his values,” said Hear and Say Fundraising and Philanthropy Manager, Jim Green.

“He also encourages his team to gain a genuine understanding of the causes Meat at Billy’s supports, and recently arranged for everyone to take a tour of the Hear and Say centre just down their road from their Ashgrove store to see firsthand how their hard work translates for children with hearing loss.”

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