Colourful show of sup­port

Mandurah Coastal Times - - SPORT -

DE­SPI­CA­BLE Me, the Avengers and Frozen characters de­scended on Bendigo Bank Sta­dium on Au­gust 25 dur­ing the Peel Thun­der clash against East Perth.

The Va­ri­ety WA Bash con­voy en­tered the sta­dium at half-time. It was the fi­nal stop in the eight-day tour around WA.

Two chil­dren sup­ported by Va­ri­ety, Hay­ley (12) and Jaimie (14) Topham, were hon­oured to toss the coin be­fore the Peel Thun­der league game.

It was the 30th an­niver­sary of the bash, which is Aus­tralia’s long­est run­ning mo­tor­ing fundrais­ing event.

This year’s bash fea­tured 33 cars and more than 100 par­tic­i­pants. Peel Thun­der di­rec­tor Brad Dean was joined by Chris Fair­man from Peel Thun­der, Glenn Cornish from Fo­rum west News and Phil Bai­ley in the Mid­dle Aged Ninja Tur­tles bash team.

The trav­el­ling car­ni­val on wheels brought ex­cite­ment to many towns, lo­cal schools and com­mu­ni­ties along the way.

Bash­ers raised $600,000 to help give a fair go to WA kids who are sick, dis­ad­van­taged or liv­ing with dis­abil­ity.

Va­ri­ety Bash boss Travis Clark said it meant a lot to be able to give back to the com­mu­ni­ties that wel­come and ac­com­mo­date bash­ers so gen­er­ously.

“We re­ceive such in­cred­i­ble sup­port for our Bash­ers,” he said.

Top: Ten­nille Scott and Dawn Greg­son. Above left: Jo and Tony Wood­ford. Above right: Narelle, Hay­ley (12) and Jaimie (14) Topham with a WAFL um­pire.

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