Dural and Districs business chamber

Brian Hoare OAM

Brian Hoare OAM has a factory unit at 280 Newline Road Dural where he prepares his vehicle to participate in the Variety B to B Bash.

This will be his 28th B to B Bash and he also participates in the NSW Variety Bash out of Newcastle and the Variety 4X4 Adventure This year the B to B Bash is going from Boronia Street in ST Mary’s to Buffalo Creek in Darwin. There will be 120 vehicles with 100 of them being pre 1978. The route will take them to Bourke, Thargomindah, Blackall, Winton, Mt Isa, Tennant Creek, Katherine, Jabiru and finishing at Buffalo Creek a distance of 4,900 klms. They are hoping this event will raise over 2 million to help disadvantaged children.

The Children’s Charity is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest.

Variety’s work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, be able to communicate, achieve independence, increase self-esteem and where possible provide assistance to help them be integrated into mainstream schools and activities. All purchases and grants for equipment and services are made directly by Variety to ensure that every dollar gets through to where it is needed most.

That first event raised $250,000 for Variety and was known as the Bourke to Burketown Bash.

Today, the Variety Bash takes place in each state and is the focal point of fundraising efforts by many hundreds of supporters of Variety to help Aussie kids in need.