Get a pizza the ac­tion at fundraiser for Va­ri­ety

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Clare Kenyon

The chance to throw pizza dough in the name of char­ity is edg­ing closer as Va­ri­ety Gold­fields gears up for its sec­ond-big­gest fundrais­ing event of the year.

Now in its third year,Va­ri­ety and Sheffield’s Char­ity Race Day is a chance for the com­mu­nity to get to­gether and sup­port a good cause.

Hop­ing for a record crowd of 400 at­ten­dees, Va­ri­ety WA branch pres­i­dent Paul Burgess said the ma­jor draw­card was the Aus­tralian Pizza Throw­ing Com­pe­ti­tion.

“This year, we have some of the grant re­cip­i­ents com­ing along this year from the Gold­fields Dis­able Sports,” he said.

“These kids rep­re­sented the Gold­fields last year at the na­tional cham­pi­onships in Mel­bourne and also the WA cham­pi­onships in Perth.

“Va­ri­ety Gold­fields as­sisted these kids by way of travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion as it is a high cost to get the kids to these events, and for them to come home each time with a num­ber of medals, it is just awe­some.”

Mr Burgess said the com­mit­tee had been work­ing tire­lessly over the past six months to get the event up and run­ning and it would not be pos­si­ble with the Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try.

“The fundrais­ing tar­get will be around $25,000 and with­out the KBCCI, KBRC, the spon­sors and the lo­cal com­mu­nity, this would not be pos­si­ble, so a big thankyou to you to them,” he said.

“The money raised at the event is utilised in the com­mu­nity for as­sist­ing dis­abled and dis­ad­van­taged kids of the Gold­fields re­gion through var­i­ous pro­grams.”

Tick­ets can be pur­chased for the July 19 event via KBCCI, online or at the race­course.

Pic­ture: Louise White

Va­ri­ety Gold­fields com­mit­tee mem­bers Ash and Lou Trow and Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der Rac­ing Club chief ex­ec­u­tive Tim Beaver.

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