Sunday 17 August 2014 will be a very special day in Centennial Parklands, when participants in the famous Variety Bash arrive to celebrate the end of their long adventure.
Around 140 ‘Bashers’ will enter Centennial Park at around 11am, with the cars doing a ceremonial ‘lap of honour’ to signify their journey’s end – 4,929 kilometres from Brisbane to Busbys Bore.
Who is Variety?
Variety – the Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.
Variety’s mission is to help these children attain their full potential regardless of ability or background. Variety’s work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, be able to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem, and where possible the assistance to help them be integrated into mainstream school and activities.
What is the Variety Bash?
The Bash is Australia’s largest motoring event with participants travelling to rural parts of Australia that they would otherwise not see, at the same time raising money for disadvantaged and special needs children. This year, 2014, is a “National” Bash and all states will be joining together in Sydney on 17 August.
The NSW section of the ‘national bash’ actually started in Brisbane, and pinpointed Busbys Bore in Centennial Park as their end point.
The quirk of the Bash is that cars entering the journey must be manufactured during or before 1974. The event was the brain-child of businessman, explorer and philanthropist Dick Smith. Typically the event is between two destinations starting with ‘B’, hence this year’s Brisbane to Busbys Bore!
Over $200 million has been raised over the 30 Bash’s to date.
The end event
Variety and its supporters will then move to Moore Park where they will hold their major event at the Royal Hall of Industries.
Support is still being gratefully received, so if you’d like to pitch in and donate to this wonderful charity then click here.
The Variety Bash 2014 – just another way Centennial Parklands continues to support the community.
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