Cou­ple to fly Har­vey flag at Va­ri­ety Bash

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - FRONT PAGE - Sam Gibbs

Terry and Sue Shaw will drive car 33, Har­vey's first ever Va­ri­ety Bash en­try, in this year's char­ity run. The cou­ple has raised about $860,000 through­out their com­bined 37 years of in­volve­ment with Va­ri­ety and hopes to hit the $25,000 mark with the cou­ple's lat­est Spi­der-Man-themed car.

Har­vey has its first Va­ri­ety Bash car in 30 years thanks to a Morn­ing­ton cou­ple who have a long his­tory with the char­ity event.

Terry and Sue Shaw have been in­volved with va­ri­ety for 37 years be­tween them and want their Spi­der-Man-themed car to stand out as much as pos­si­ble.

“We want the Har­vey car to be right up there with the best of them in the bash so that the fo­cus is on Har­vey,” Mr Shaw said.

“It’s ex­cit­ing be­cause it’s new for every­body, on the two lit­tle out­ings we’ve done every­body has em­braced the idea and the con­cept,” he said.

He said they had raised around $860,000 all up and be­came in­volved when his daugh­ter was three years old in Princess Mar­garet Hospi­tal and re­quired spe­cial equip­ment do­nated by Va­ri­ety.

Be­tween them the pair have trav­elled around Aus­tralia and New Zealand, South Africa and Route 66 in the US for Va­ri­ety Bash events.

Mr and Mrs Shaw took a five-year break from the bash af­ter mov­ing to Morn­ing­ton and man­ag­ing Morn­ing­ton Ad­ven­ture Camp, with Mr Shaw in­volved in build­ing Camp Va­ri­ety.

“It’s kind of like we’ve come home to where we’re sup­posed to be, every­thing fits to­gether,” Mrs Shaw said.

Each team must raise a min­i­mum of $8000 to par­tic­i­pate in the Au­gust event but Terry hoped to raise $25,000 with his record be­ing $87,000 in 2006.

Pic­ture: Sam Gibbs

Pic­ture: Sam Gibbs

Terry Shaw shows off the in­te­rior of his 1968 Chevro­let Spi­der-Man car he and his wife Sue will en­ter in this year's Va­ri­ety Bash.

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