When the colourful cavalcade of 80 Variety Bash cars will visit Lue Public School on Friday (May 26), they’ll come bearing gifts that will help the students to achieve their full potential.
The school will receive learning resources which are part of $51,000 worth of grants the Variety Bash will give to regional NSW schools during the event.
Lue principal Caron McDonald said, “the Variety NSW Bash will grant our school new learning resources to make sure all our kids, no matter how they learn, have the chance to do their best at school. The grant will allow us to support our kids and set them up for future success”.
“We want all our students to be able to access the same opportunities kids from the city can, and not to miss out just because they come from a small town.”
On day six of the week long adventure the Variety Bash crews will be treated to lunch by Lue Public School.
The starting point of this year’s event is Bar Beach, Newcastle, on Sunday, May 21, before heading to Gilgandra, Cowra, Narrandera, Yass, Bathurst and Muswellbrook before finishing back at Bar Beach on Saturday, May 27.
Variety NSW regional director Jason Bourke said, “all our crews look forward to heading out on the Variety Bash each year and by far the highlight of every trip is when we get to visit the schools and meet the kids we support”.
“Thanks to the incredible generosity and hard work of our Bashers, we hope to raise more than $800,000 through the 2017 Variety NSW Bash.
“All of the funds raised will provide grants to kids in need. This might be a new wheelchair for a child with a disability, a scholarship to help kids achieve their sporting dream, or even nappies for a family doing it tough”.
“Whatever it is, the money raised during our event will help Aussie kids who miss out to get a fair go, because that’s the Variety way”.
The 2017 Variety Bash will be visiting Lue Public School between 12pm and 1.30pm, Friday, May 26, 2017.