Variety WA Bash crashes Peel Thunder clash

Hayley (12) and Jaimie (14) Topham with their mother Narelle and a WAFL umpire.
Hayley (12) and Jaimie (14) Topham with their mother Narelle and a WAFL umpire.

DISPICABLE Me, the Avengers and Frozen characters descended on Bendigo Bank Stadium yesterday during the Peel Thunder clash against East Perth.

Tony and Jo Woodford of Canningvale.

The Variety WA Bash convoy entered the stadium at half time. It was the final stop in the eight-day tour around WA.

Two children supported by Variety, Hayley (12) and Jaimie (14) Topham, were honoured to toss the coin before the Peel Thunder league game.

It was the 30th anniversary of the bash, which is Australia’s longest running motoring fundraising event.

This year’s bash featured 33 cars and more than 100 participants. Peel Thunder director Brad Dean was joined by Chris Fairman from Peel Thunder, Glenn Cornish from Forumwest News and Phil Bailey in the Middle Aged Ninja Turtles bash team.

The travelling carnival on wheels brought excitement to many towns, local schools and communities along the way.

Tennille Scott (of Cowaramup) and Dawn Gregson (of Darlington).

Bashers raised money to help give a fair go to WA kids who are sick, disadvantaged or living with disability.

Variety Bash boss Travis Clark said it meant a lot to be able to give back to the communities that welcome and accommodate bashers so generously.

“We receive such incredible support from our Bashers and it’s been such a privilege to experience our 30th Bash with such a great group of people, whose ongoing passion and support has made such an impact in the lives of WA kids in need,” he said.

To donate visit Variety Bash WA.