Princesses, Pi­rates re­turn

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Two City of Kar­ratha teams have re­turned from driv­ing the rough ter­rain and heat of the Kimberley in nov­elty cars as part of an an­nual event to raise money for chil­dren’s charity and fam­ily sup­port ser­vice Va­ri­ety.

The Pil­bara Princesses, made up of Kirsten Board­man and Tracey Payne, and the four-per­son Pil­bara Pi­rates in­clud­ing Dampier’s Greg My­ers and Michael Preece, have re­turned home af­ter tak­ing part in the Va­ri­ety Bash from Ku­nunurra to Broome in Au­gust.

Both teams said the race had been a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence de­spite brav­ing the heat with­out air-conditioning and the Princesses hav­ing to wait for four hours for re­pairs on the side of the road.

The Princesses made it onto the top 10 fundrais­ers list for a sec­ond year, with a to­tal of $25,406 raised.

Mean­while the Pi­rates did well for what was the first-time ride for most of them, rais­ing $20,750, and nar­rowly missed out on be­ing the high­est first-time car in the com­pe­ti­tion.

Ms Board­man said the best parts of the event had been fun stops and time spent with the chil­dren for whom the event was help­ing to raise money.

“That’s what we al­ways ask for more of — more in­ter­ac­tion with the kids, so we can ac­tu­ally say we’ve seen where (the money) goes,” she said.

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