Bashing on Condo’s door

More than 250 Variety Bashers will descend on Condobolin next Wednesday 20 May.

• Some of the 250 Variety Bashers who will shortly be on their way to Condobolin. Contributed

More than 250 Variety Bashers will descend on Condobolin next Wednesday 20 May.

• Micky and Minnie Mouse will be among the Variety Bashers visiting Condobolin next Wednesday. Contributed

By Lara Pearce

More than 250 Variety Bashers will descend on Condobolin next Wednesday 20 May.

The loud, fun-loving Newcastle ‘Bashers’ will bring more than 70 novelty pre-1974 vehicles, including a VW Bug Batmobile, a 1972 vintage Bedford ice cream van, a 1974 fire truck and a 1965 Rambler Classic. Many of the drivers and riders will be dressed up, with John Paul Young, Bob the Builder, the Ninja Turtles, Mario Kart and Mickey and Minnie Mouse all expected to make an appearance.

The Bash raises money for the children’s charity, Variety, which raises money for sick and disadvantaged children. The money is raised before they set off, with donations made to children throughout the journey.

This Newcastle group of ‘Bashers’ are supported by the Australian Hotels Association NSW, with many staff members joining in the drive. Over one week, the ‘Bashers’ will cover a mammoth 2,050 kilometres around regional New South Wales.

They will stay the night in Condobolin, before sharing in breakfast with the children at Condobolin Public School on Thursday 21 May. They will entertain the children with their loud outfits, characters and vehicles, as well as making a presentation to the school of five iPad Airs and seven cases.

Thousands of Variety ‘Bashers’ travel around Australia each year, brightening children’s faces and boosting regional economies around the nation.

“In the event’s 24 year history, $9 million has been raised for local kids in need – bringing mobility, self-esteem and independence to the lives of thousands of special needs and disadvantaged kids,” said Variety the Children’s Charity NSW CEO, Tam Johnston.

 

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