Ad­ven­ture aids kids

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

VA­RI­ETY WA has raised $182,938 af­ter a week­long road ad­ven­ture by WA'S coast to help chil­dren in need.

The 21st Va­ri­ety 4WD Chal­lenge kicked off on May 20, with 34 par­tic­i­pants trav­el­ling from Don­gara to spec­tac­u­lar Dirk Har­tog Is­land in the Shark Bay area.

Va­ri­ety WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Pailthorpe said the Va­ri­ety 4WD Chal­lenge was a fun week­end at an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar event.

“The great­est re­ward is know­ing that their fun week­end is mak­ing a dif­fer­ence to the lives of WA kids in need,” he said.

Mount Claremont res­i­dents Marc and Danielle Dif­fen, as well as Clive Hartz, of West Perth, are reg­u­lars on the fundrais­ing drive.

Marc has been in­volved with Va­ri­ety WA af­ter fa­ther Ian com­pleted the first 4WD in 1997.

Marc con­tin­ues his fa­ther's legacy by at­tend­ing Va­ri­ety WA events with wife Danielle reg­u­larly.

“Va­ri­ety helps kids and fam­i­lies who fall through the cracks of govern­ment sup­port in a way that prag­mat­i­cally im­proves their qual­ity of life and I am now unashamedly a fan,” he said.

West Perth res­i­dent Clive Hartz was on his 14th event.

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