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Ready for Bash adventure

Ready for Bash adventure

The Barossa based Car 61, The Wild Hogs, is ready to embark on a four state 2,510 kilometre journey for its eighth Variety Club Bash.

Captained by Lyel “Twig” Leske who is joined by Neville “Nifty” Leske, Poppa Kev Roehr and Kevin Schulz, the team will embark in their bright green compact Fairlane on their seven day challenge on August 8, travelling on mostly dirt roads from Adelaide through to Arkaroola, White Cliffs, Broken Hill and Wentworth before finishing in Loxton.

Together the Barossa men have raised more than $140,000 for Variety, the children’s charity with their major fundraiser, Bash Breakfast, this year raising $7,000.

An example of one family to receive the benefit of Variety’s fundraising is the Cameron family from Angaston.

Their daughter, Grace is five years old. She is a happy, yet cheeky little girl who loves interacting with her friends and family. She also lives with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Global Development Delay, Kabuki Syndrome, hearing and visual impairments as well as numerous other medical issues.

Variety SA has been able to assist Grace through funding a $20,000 wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Grace’s mother, Anna says the vehicle has enabled their family to experience more freedom as well as offering Grace new learning opportunities.

“Having the vehicle has allowed Grace greater mobility and she will constantly ask to go for a drive. She loves looking around, stimulated by the many different sights and sounds that exist outside the house,” she said.

Anna says she is so thankful to Variety.

“Knowing an active and committed group of people such as Variety exists means much more than financial support, although the positive impact of that support has been significant – without it we could not have purchased our vehicle,” said Anna.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.