The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest (and favourite!) motoring event with participants traveling to rural parts of Australia that they would otherwise not see, at the same time raising money for disadvantaged and special needs children.
Throughout the Bash, participants visit local towns, stopping into the schools to visit the kids (some schools only having 5 students!). Bashers get to see the smiles of the kids they’ve help and provide the schools with equipment to assist students development and education.
Yes! You can help children in Queensland who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs by becoming a ‘Basher’, sponsoring a Bash entry or by simply making a donation to Variety. Donors can be small or large businesses, friends or relatives. All donations made payable to Variety Queensland will receive official receipts; donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised are granted to children who are sick, disadvantaged and who have special needs by way of goods and services. In this way Variety is able to fill a vital gap between what families, schools and communities are able to afford and what our children need to lead engaged and fulfilling lives.
Why do we have a Variety Bash?
The Bash is staged by Variety to raise funds to assist in bringing about an improved quality of life for children in need throughout Queensland. Since the first Queensland Bash in 1990, in excess of $18 million has been raised to help empower Queensland kids to live, laugh and learn.
During the Bash, Variety presents equipment and services to many local communities and individuals. Bash organisers engage local community groups wherever possible to provide catering for Bash participants, a handy fundraiser for the not for profit organisations in the towns.