VARIETY BASH TOOTLES INTO TRARALGON
09-Aug-2017 10:05 AM
On Friday 18 August, Australia’s longest running motoring event the Variety Bash, will embark on an epic giving journey from Melbourne to Fraser Island, seeing Variety – the Children’s Charity giving out over $160,000 in grants to schools and organisations in just 24 hours.
Presentations will take place in 12 different locations along the 2017 Bash route including: Warragul, Jindivick, Traralgon and Longwarry, just to name a few.
The kinds of presentations will vary – everything from iPads and books, to a sensory room upgrade and even an assistance dog.
Over 250 loud and proud entrants will take part in the event this year, dressed in full costume from start to finish – something that the school children they visit along the route really look forward to seeing. This year the Bash will feature Smurfs, characters from Sesame Street, the Blues Brothers, The Flintstones and many more!
The Bash can inject up to $35,000 per town along the route, and these funds enable local community groups to do great work in improving town infrastructure or initiating community projects.
The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest and longest-running motoring event. Over the last 27 years, the Variety Bash has raised over $23 million for children in need and travelled over 105,000 kilometres across our great continent.
For more info visit variety.org.au/vic
Over 200 colourfully dressed entrants playing loud music from their cars and honking their novelty horns as they drive into town.
What: The Variety Bash
When: Friday 18 August & Saturday 19 August
Where: Traralgon Football Club, Whittackers Rd, Traralgon – from 4pm 18th August
Traralgon Function Centre, 24 Grey St, Traralgon – from 6pm 18th August
Traralgon Golf Club, Princes Hwy, Traralgon – from 7am 19th August
Contact: Julie Baxter, Head of Motoring & Corporate Events, 0418 507 159
On Route Bash Grants 2017
|DAY 1 - Fri 18 August|
|East Warburton||Millwarra Primary School|
|Toolangi||Toolangi Primary School|
|Noojee||Noojee Primary School|
|Neerim South||Neerim South Primary|
|Jindivick||Jindivick Primary School|
|Longwarry Primary School|
|Warragul||Warragul Primary School|
|Warragul & District SS|
|Moe||Baringa Specialist School|
|Traralgon||Latrobe Special Developmental School|
|Grey Street Primary School|
|Noah’s Ark Gippsland|
|DAY 2 - Sat 19 August|
|Sale||Sale & District Specialist School|
|Bairnsdale||East Gippsland Special Developmental School|
2017 Bash Itinerary
|Fri 18 Aug||Epping||to||Traralgon|
|Sat 19 Aug||Traralgon||to||Lakes Entrance|
|Sun 20 Aug||Lakes Entrance||to||Narooma|
|Mon 21 Aug||Narooma||to||Canberra|
|Tues 22 Aug||Canberra||to||Newcastle|
|Wed 23 Aug||Newcastle||to||Coffs Harbour|
|Thurs 24 Aug||Coffs Harbour||to||Toowoomba|
|Fri 25 Aug||Toowoomba||to||Fraser Island|
|Sat 26 Aug||Fraser Island Final Night Party|