Colourful show of support
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.