Pirates excited to navigate challenge
There will be no missing Dampier’s representatives in a charity drive through the Kimberley next week, with their neon green Holden with a ship’s helm and oars attached sure to stand out in any crowd.
Residents Michael Preece and Greg Myers have branded themselves the Pilbara Pirates and fit-out an old car donated by Mr Preece’s friend for the 2016 Variety Bash, a novelty car drive held in regional WA every August for children’s charity and family support service Variety.
The men will take off from Kununurra this Sunday en route to Broome, along with 28 other cars part of the drive, having raised $18,000 for Variety in the meantime.
Mr Preece drove in the Bash for the first time last year as part of a team mainly from Kalgoorlie and said entering again had been a no-brainer.
“I did it last year and enjoyed it that much ... the variety bosses, the managers were asking me on the trip would I do it again next year and I said yes,” he said.
It will be the maiden bash for car enthusiast Mr Myers, who said he had long wanted to be part of the charity event.
The men have done a lot of preparation on the Pirates’ car to get it drive-ready, helped by about $6000 worth of donations.
They thanked all their sponsors and said for them, the bash was about having fun with some good people for a charity that gave children opportunities they may otherwise not get.
You can donate to the Pilbara Pirates at https://varietybash.everydayhero.com/au/gre or https://varietybash.everydayhero.com/au/michael.
Michael Preece and Greg Myers.