Lads’ limousine lends variety to charity bash

Colin, Kim, Darren and Trevor Byrne with their Variety WA Bash limousine during a pitstop in Carnarvon.
Colin, Kim, Darren and Trevor Byrne with their Variety WA Bash limousine during a pitstop in Carnarvon.

The family raised $56,000, with the minimum participation figure $8000.

Canning Vale resident Trevor Byrne said his father Kim, and brothers Colin and Darren, reached $56,000 through the generosity of their extended network of suppliers and friends.

‘Raising funds was a challenge but we were overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone,’ Mr Byrne said.

He said they were the first team to have completed the bash in a limousine in the event’s 25-year history.

‘We got a limo sent over from NSW and fitted it out so it could handle the trip, so it took a fair bit of effort,’ he said.

‘We wanted something different, and it had to be cool.’

Mr Byrne said it was great to be around like-minded people who shared a passion for giving back to the community.

‘Seeing the difference that Variety WA makes to the lives of the kids along the way is an experience we will never forget,’ he said.

‘We were looking to join a charity that fit us and we wanted to help everyday kids that just need a leg-up.

‘We thought it would be a great thing to do as a family and we will definitely be doing it again next year.’

This year the event raised over $1 million, and featured 150 participants and officials travelling 2600km.