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Colourful convoy heads to the Hill

Monday, 10th August, 2009

Locals will be able to catch the colourful convoy that is the Variety Children's Charity Bash when it rolls into the city on August 26.

The Bash will feature 105 pre-1972 cars, along with two fixed-wing aeroplanes and a B-double semi.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Bash, and the rally will mirror the original Bash by starting at the Sydney Opera House.

The convoy will travel though some of Australia's most remote regions, winding through Woomera, Alice Springs and the Oodnadatta track to its final stop in Broken Hill.

To thank Broken Hill for its support over the years Variety will be donating brand new playground equipment to North Public School and a Variety Liberty Swing to AJ Keast Park.

The Variety Liberty Swing is a revolutionary new concept in playground swing equipment for people with disabilities which enable children (and adults) in wheelchairs to enjoy the fun and recreation of swinging!

Variety Bashes Australia-wide last year raised more than over $8 million, and Variety NSW this year has set a goal of raising $2 million during the 11-day adventure.

Variety distributes funds raised to children in need, and in 2008 they granted 296 gifts worth $13 million to children, hospitals, schools and community groups.

The event will start at 8.30am on August 16.

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