Equipment hire specialist, Coates Hire
extended its support to the annual NSW Variety Bash held recently to raise funds for children in need.
The Variety Club is a global children’s charity, dedicated to helping thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs so that they can ‘live, laugh and learn’. The NSW Variety Bash is just one of many events Variety Australia organises across the nation, with similar ‘Bashes’ held in every state.
Also known as the Balmain to Bamaga Bash, the NSW Variety Bash celebrated its 25th anniversary recently by raising over $1.8 million in impressive fashion.
An entourage of 103 vehicles made the 4,202km trek, stopping in various locations, visiting outback landmarks and assisting local communities along their journey. The convoy covered some of NSW’s most remote regions including Merriwa and Mungindi and some of Queensland’s iconic outback towns such as Bamaga.
The convoy also passed many Coates Hire branches located in rural communities and in key mining towns such as Roma, Emerald and Charters Towers.
Coates Hire supported the event by providing an official support vehicle and a Nepean NightOwl Barrel light tower to driver Reg Varley, a Bash veteran who has been doing the ride since 1987. The support vehicle also travelled with the ‘Variety Club’ inflatable arch, which was set up at the end of each day as the checkpoint and departure point for the following day.
The Barrel lighting tower helped guide contestants to checkpoint areas at night and provided visibility for local residents and news and radio representatives who welcomed the Bashers in their localities.