Orange Sandman in charity ride


Terence and Louise van Osch with their 74 Holden HJ Sandman.
Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d451108
Terence and Louise van Osch with their 74 Holden HJ Sandman. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d451108

Terence and Louise van Osch will take part in their second Variety Creative Car Cruise, setting off from Hillarys on Thursday.

They will be among 30 cars and 70 participants doing the four-day cruise that will pass through Mandurah and Yallingup.

Mr van Osch said after participating last year, they decided to do it again in their 1974 Holden Sandman panel van.

“We’ve owned the car for 20 years – we’ve done a complete restoration on it,” he said. “It’s one of the old bright orange ones – they stand out a bit.”

Mr van Osch said they decided to take part the first time and support the children’s charity after his sister Sonia died.

“My older sister was born with a lot of problems many years ago and spent a lot of time in Princess Margaret Hospital,” he said.

“She passed away the year before last.

“The main reason all the guys and girls go down there is to fundraise like mad for kids.”

The charity uses funds raised through the event to empower WA children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs through the provision of practical equipment, programs and experiences.

The couple have raised much of their $4000 target through sponsorships and donations, but are hoping for more.

To donate, visit https:// 2016vwaccc.everydayhero. com/au/terence.

Variety WA chief executive Michael Pailthorpe said the cruise was a popular fixture in the charity’s fundraising calendar.

“Over the last six years, the Variety Creative Car Cruise has grown to become very popular among the car enthusiast community and has grown each year,” he said.

“It attracts owners of all kinds of car makes and models, from 1930s hotrods, Rolls Royces and Cadillacs to Aussie icons like the GT and Monaro.”

Other 2016 participants include Derek Prince of Darlington, Jeff and Annette Galloway of Midvale, Justin and Vanessa Anderson of Parkerville, Mindarie residents Paul and Jan Merrill plus Mark and Kim Gardiner, Lloyd Whitlock and Kellie Wild, all of Woodvale.Visit www.varietywa. org.au or call 9355 3655.