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Variety 4WD Adventure cancelled.


March 21st Update: Regrettably Variety, the Children’s Charity has cancelled its 4WD adventure that was due to start today due to the extreme weather conditions and NSW Government’s advice not to drive unless essential. Of course, while the driving is not essential, Variety’s definitely does not regard its assistance of kids in need in the same way, and so despite having to cancel the actual event, all the planned donations to children and children’s organisations that were planned for the mid north coast will still be implemented as planned.

 

Around $300,000 in donations and spending will be injected into the mid north coast when Variety’s Breakwater to Beach 4WD Adventure visits five key towns next week.


The Variety 4WD Adventure is a six day, turn key event taking four wheel drive vehicles and their charity minded participants off the bitumen and onto bush tracks, sand dunes, fire trails and country roads; all the while doing it for kids in need.


Variety - the Children’s Charity (originally founded by entertainers in 1928) has embraced the ‘show must go on’ ethic which saw them having to cancel their 4WD Adventure event at the 11th hour due to COVID-19 last year. But rather than be deterred by this, the event is back on track even bigger and better this year.


More than 80 participants in 37 vehicles will hit the road in Forster Tuncurry on March 21st and will travel 1,111kms to Coffs Harbour, staying in Old Bar, Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Nambucca Heads along the way. Each of the towns they stop in overnight will benefit from around $25,000 in tourism dollars, while some special kids in need in the vicinity can also look forward to around $65,000 in donations and equipment.


Among them will be the 37 kids from Mitchell Island Public School who are set to be surprised by the delivery of a Sunshine Coach. This extraordinary, bespoke vehicle will give the students access to their community and educational opportunities previously unavailable to this small, regional school.


Huntington Public School will also benefit from the event with the gift of over $5,000 worth of items to help in their self-sustainable garden including a luxurious chook pen.


The Variety 4WD adventurers will also be stopping it at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to make a donation.


Part and parcel of being part of the event is fundraising and thanks to the efforts of the entrants, Variety has set its sights on amassing $200,000 to further help kids in need.


Variety seeks to help all children attain their full potential, regardless of ability or background and last year positively impacted on the lives of 81,244 children through grants, programmes, experiences and scholarships.

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