Variety, the Children’s Charity puts on awesome motoring events that raise money to support children who are sick, disadvantaged or living with a disability.
It relies on the Variety Bash and Variety 4WD Adventure to bring in funds to make that happen, so when the obvious 2020 road-blocks forced Variety to cancel its big plans last year, a shorter hybrid event was created. It turned out to be a huge success!
About 300 colourful characters in 100 vehicles left Bundaberg, heading west to Miles, Roma, Mitchell and Nindigully, before heading back towards Noosa on the Sunshine Coast, via Kingaroy.
The convoy was a combination of the usual 30+ year old vehicles that usually make up the Bash and the four-wheelers that take part in 4WD Adventures.
About one hundred first-timers took up the challenge, and travelled the 2,128 along mostly dirt and gravel roads, spreading cheer at the 11 schools they visited along the way.
Icing on the cake was that the event raised $1.15 million (net profit) and immediately helped over 1,700 kids.
The “Bashers” biggest thrill along the way was presenting brand new bicycles to the 11 students of tiny Dunkeld State School, as part of the Variety Bikes for Kids program that aims to give the gift of independence and joy to little Aussies who have never been fortunate enough o have a bike of their own.
So what do you reckon, are you in? Because the Variety Bash for 2021 is from Winton to Yeppoon via the Birdsville Races, and in 2022 the Variety 4WD Adventure heads to Cape York.
Visit the website of Variety the Children’s Charity to find out more, and here’s some great news to take with you:
Creek to Coast viewers will receive $100 off their entry fee for either the 2021 Variety Bash, or the 2022 Variety 4WD Adventure.
Simply enter the code: C2C100 during the registration process, at:
Variety Bash: www.varietybashqld.com.au
Variety 4WD Adventure: www.variety4wdqld.com.au