Community backs couple’s Variety fundraising
The Exmouth community has pitched in once again for a local couple’s fundraising efforts for Variety WA ahead of the diamonds and pearls Variety Bash.
Nikki and Andy Sutton raised $8000 through a progressive dinner held for their fundraising efforts, bringing their total to about $15,000 this year.
The dinner started with entree at the lighthouse before moving to Cadillacs and Whalers restaurant for mains and dessert.
Mrs Sutton said holding events rather than asking for money was a way to give back.
“It’s a lot of fun, everyone had a really good time,” she said. “It was raining the day before but it was beautiful on the night and just lovely up there at the lighthouse.
The Sutton’s 1972 HQ Statesman will take on the Gibb River Road from Kununurra to Broome this year.
“We participate because it’s all for the children and our son had leukaemia when he was younger,” Mrs Sutton said.
“What I really like about Variety is it supports things outside of the parameters of what normal funding can do.”
Over the past seven years the Suttons have raised more than $130,000, with a lot going back into the Exmouth community.
Nikki and Andy Sutton’s Variety Bash car.