Variety Bash convoy to finish in Mandurah

Peel Thunder director Brad Dean and the Ninja Turtles team in 2016.
Peel Thunder director Brad Dean and the Ninja Turtles team in 2016.

PEEL Thunder director Brad Dean will don a turtle suit again for this year’s Variety WA Bash.

Mr Dean will join the rest of the Middle Aged Ninja Turtles (Peel Thunder’s Chris Fairman, Glenn Cornish and Phil Bailey) on the 30th anniversary of the bash.

The Ninjas are getting their pre-1994 car ‘bash ready’ for the week-long adventure from Perth, stopping at iconic towns such as Wharncliffe, Karri Valley, Boyup Brook and Bunbury.

The Ninja Turtles vehicle.

Setting off on August 18, this year the convoy will finish in Mandurah and a Bash Ball will be held at Peel Thunder Football Club.

More than 100 proud bashers have signed up this year to raise money for Variety. Money raised helps Variety support children facing challenges such as disability, chronic illness, geographic isolation and financial hardship.

Variety Bash boss Travis Clark said more than 30 teams had entered this year.

Travis Clark

New teams must raise $4000 to enter while the bar for returning teams is set at $8000.

“One of the real joys has been to see the actual money at work,” he said.

“Some years we’ve been able to meet the people that we’ve raised money for.”

He said the event was a great equaliser.

“After a few days you forget, it doesn’t matter who someone is or what they do or how old they are or how young they are they all just become part of the bash,” he said.

“You just know they are there for a charity and to have fun.”

To donate visit Variety.

WHAT: Variety WA Bash convoy finish

WHERE: Peel Football Club, Bendigo Bank Stadium

WHEN: Saturday, August 25 at the Peel Thunder verses East Perth game