Each car in the event raises funds just to get in the event (so there’s a minimum donation from each car), and then over and above that every car carries out their own fund-raising activities throughout the year for Variety.
The Bash cars are all pre-1974 two-wheel-drive cars, decorated to the hilt along a theme, complete with sirens and other noise-makers, and lights and other equipment for safety.The Bash has been running every year since 1985, when Dick Smith, businessman and philanthropist, wanted to take a few friends for a drive outback and raise money for charity at the same time. That first event raised $250,000.
|In 2010 the NSW Variety Bash raised $1.907 million net. And in 2011, the Bash raised $1.82 million net.|
This video talks more about how the Motoring Events help benefit kids:
Could you please join The Angels in Car 999A by donating to Variety, helping the children with special needs?