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What is Variety?

Variety is a children's charity that supports children who are sick, disadvantaged, or who have special needs. Variety's charity work provides children mobility, social and cultural enrichment, and independence. Variety's overarching philosophy is inclusion.

 

BRAUMS model VC Holden Commodore

Dan Youngman, BRAUMS General Manager (left) and Andrew Bull, BRAUMS Managing Director (right)

What is the Variety Bash?

Each year, Variety hosts the B to B Variety Bash, an outback adventure spanning several thousand kilometres using 100 cars to explore Australia, as well as raising funds for Australian children in need.

During the trip, participants get to visit local towns, stopping into schools and organisations to visit the kids they're helping. This helps them to see the direct impact of their fundraising efforts along the way.

The event was started in 1985 by businessman and philanthropist Dick Smith. The first Variety Bash raised $250,000. The annual tradition returned in 2019, travelling from Bondi to Batt Reef in Port Douglas.

In 2019, Variety granted $3.73 million to help kids in need, covering more than 200 different conditions. This meant being able to help 30,392 kids living in NSW & ACT.

 

BRAUMS model VC Holden Commodore

Car 1964; an 80's model VC Holden Commodore

How were BRAUMS and ATC involved?

BRAUMS and ATC were involved in Variety's efforts as major sponsors of the Cars 1964 and 1965. We were part of Team Hillbillies, represented by BRAUMS Managing Director, Andrew Bull. We sponsored two vehicles in the B2B Variety Children's Charity Bash in 2019:

  • "1964" 80's model VC Holden Commodore
  • "1965” 80's model XD Ford Falcon

 

Click here or below to watch a short video on the impact Variety Australia made in 2019.

 

Want to donate?

Through our efforts, we contributed to the funding of educational, health and mobility equipment provided to local children, schools and organisations in rural communities. If you too would like to contribute, we encourage you to visit Variety and make a donation.