Variety Bash 2018 heads to Caragabal

The 2018 Variety Bash will stop at Caragabal next Thursday May 24.
The 2018 Variety Bash will stop at Caragabal next Thursday May 24.

The students of Caragabal Public School will be able to access a new world of learning opportunities thanks to the Variety NSW Bash coming to town.

More than 100 Variety Bash cars will visit the school on Thursday May 24, bringing with them the chance to give kids in Caragabal a fair go.

“Our small school and their families have limited access to specialist teachers, resources and facilities for our students with special needs. We will use our grant from Variety to purchase some items for our multi-sensory room so our kids don’t miss out on opportunities just because we live in a small town,” Caragabal school principal Jodie Russell said. “We look forward to welcoming them to our school and seeing all the dressed up cars.”

The donation is part of $50,000 worth of grants the Variety Bash will give to regional NSW schools during the event to help ensure kids, no matter where they live, don’t miss out.

This year’s event starts on Sunday 20 May at Foreshore Park Newcastle, and is heading to Nundle, Glen Innes, Tulloona, Narrabri, Eumungerie, Forbes, Euabalong West, Griffith, Caragabal, Orange, Mullion Creek, Mudgee before finishing back at Foreshore Park on Saturday 26th May with a Family Fun Day.

On day five of the week long adventure the Variety Bash crews will be treated to lunch by the school, where they will be able to meet the kids and see the difference their fundraising makes.

“All our Bashers have a fantastic time on the Bash and the highlights from the trip are always seeing the kids’ faces who we have helped along the way,” Variety NSW Regional Director Jason Bourke said.

 “All of the funds raised will provide grants to help give Aussie kids a fair go. This might be a new wheelchair for a child with a disability, a scholarship to help a child facing financial hardship achieve their sporting dream, or even nappies for a family doing it tough”. 

On day five of the week long adventure the Variety Bash crews will be treated to lunch by the school, where they will be able to meet the kids and see the difference their fundraising makes.