A roadtrip with a difference

Debra Tarabini (Melville)
Debra Tarabini (Melville)

This week, the two women will set off on their eight-day adventure from South Australia to Kalgoorlie to raise funds for children in need.

The adventure is part in the 2013 Variety 4WD challenge, exploring little-known tracks with 28 other teams.

‘It’s my third 4WD Variety challenge,’ Ms Tarabini said. ‘I keep coming back because it’s a lot of fun and for a great cause.’

The mother and former deputy chairwoman of Variety WA said she had previously taken part in the Variety Bashes but said this event was quite different.

‘It’s a more comfortable drive and we get to explore some of the most amazing places of Australia you can only see with 4WD cars,’ she said.

Together with a couple of other teams, Ms Tarabini and Ms Prindiville have raised more than $100,000 with a Great Gatsby themed evening at the South of Perth Yacht Club.

Money raised goes to Variety WA, which supports WA children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

This year’s funds will go to a new sensory playground for the northern and remote Country Health Service providing vital medical support to communities across the Goldfields.