A group of 300 people wackily-decorated pre-1976 cars are on the way to Katherine as part of the annual Variety Brydens Lawyers B to B Bash.
The colourful convoy of 90 Variety Bash cars will visit Clyde Fenton Primary School on Friday bringing with them opportunities Katherine kids haven’t had chance to take part in before.
“The Variety Bash will grant our school new bubblers so our kids, and the hundreds of others who use our oval every week, have access to cold water which is an absolute must in our climate,” Principal Jeff Parker said.
“This means we can get our kids involved in more sport and increase engagement through the Katherine community and local sporting groups.”
The equipment is part of $80,000 worth of grants the Variety Bash will give to regional and rural schools during the event to help ensure kids, no matter where they live, don’t miss out.
This year’s event started on August 3 at St Mary’s Leagues Club, NSW and is heading to Wellington, Bourke, Thargomindah, Blackall, Winton, Mt Isa, Avon Downs, Tennant Creek, Elliott, Katherine, Jabiru before finishing at Buffalo Creek on Sunday.
Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW Motoring Events manager Stuart Telfer said the Bash was an iconic event that changed the lives of Australian children and their families.
“The Variety B2B Bash crews spend the year fundraising to help Aussie kids overcome the challenges they face to get the most out of life,” Mr Telfer said.
“The reward at the end of the year’s fundraising is to see the joy on the faces of the kids they have helped whilst having an Outback adventure.
“All of the money raised by the Variety Bash helps give a fair go to Aussie kids who miss out, because that’s the Variety way”.
The Variety Bash is a celebration of the Bashers hard work fundraising more than $2 million throughout the year prior to the event.
The event was inspired by Dick Smith in 1985 and visits schools along the way, entertaining the kids and donating educational, health and mobility equipment to the schools.