Variety Bash: local trio’s effort helps raise record amount


The Fremantle Dockers-themed car driven by Bibra Lake’s Darren Clark, Jandakot resident Adam Steel and Leeming local Glenn Donaldson in support of Variety WA.
The Fremantle Dockers-themed car driven by Bibra Lake’s Darren Clark, Jandakot resident Adam Steel and Leeming local Glenn Donaldson in support of Variety WA.

A RECORD $720,000 was raised during the 2016 Variety Bash.

Helping to top the 2015 record of $554,000 were 89 participants in 29 cars who drove from Kununurra to Broome.

The 1300km journey included adventures through the breathtaking top end of WA and visits to local communities and schools.

ALSO READ: Frozen-themed Kingswood drives mates in Variety Bash

The aim was to raise money for Variety WA and the work it does helping disadvantaged and special needs children.

Bibra Lake’s Darren Clark, Jandakot resident Adam Steel and Leeming local Glenn Donaldson drove a Fremantle Dockers-themed 1964 EH Holden wagon, helping to raise more than $20,000.

Mr Donaldson said the car featured goal posts that could be used when they stopped to kick the footy at local schools.

“Being our first Variety Bash, we were all so excited to explore the top end of Western Australia while also helping a charity at the same time,” he said.

“Travelling with your mates and going down some real country tracks has been a blast.”