Transformer theme appropriate in bid to change lives

Wayne Carroll on the road for Variety.
Wayne Carroll on the road for Variety.

Mr Carroll will join over 40 participants and officials on the four-day, ocean-side tour, which starts on Albany’s southern shores and heads along the Indian Ocean coastline, before arriving back in Perth on .

The motorcyclists, dressed in colourful themed outfits, will stop at schools and regional communities along the way, presenting grants of educational and recreational equipment to individuals and groups.

To boost the charity’s funds, Mr Carroll helped organise an inaugural ball at the Joondalup Resort, of which he is chief executive, last Saturday.

The ball raised just over $40,000, which in addition to the grants, will go towards three core programs -Variety Caring for Kids, Variety Future Kids and Variety Freedom – that support the specific needs of individual children.

Mr Carroll, a Variety board member, has been a strong supporter of the charity since 2007 and has taken part in three Variety car bashes, and three runs.

He is once again looking forward to cruising through the state’s south, travelling an average distance of 350km each day, to raise money and draw awareness to a cause close to him.

This year he will have his two mates, Peter Duke and Neil Platts in tow.

Variety WA is able to deliver a range of equipment and experiences to children such as nebulisers, electric beds, communication devices, tricycles and wheelchairs, through the participants fundraising and the Bike Run.