At the heart of Variety's fundraising efforts is the unique Variety Bash - an eccentric car rally which travels hundreds of kilometres during one week in March each year fundraising for Kiwi kids, distributing grants, entertaining children and telling the Variety story. It's a mad-cap adventure full of unique vehicles, larger-than-life characters and heart-felt philanthropy.
Anyone can enter the Variety Bash, and many entrants come back year after year moved by the powerful impact of meeting the children who benefit from their fundraising. Bashers drive an eclectic range of vehicles (preferably pre-1970), many of which have been specially customised to reflect their team's personality. There are often ex-Bash vehicles available for sale.
5-7 AUGUST - THE GREAT SOUTHERN DASH is setting off from Queenstown on the 5th of August 2016 and will travel through Bluff, Milford Sound and back to Queenstown. The Bash officials will draw your rental car keys out of a hat and that will be your trusty steed until Sunday night, you have until 8 am the next morning to do it up as you want. Then you will travel some of the best back roads the South Island has to offer, all in the name of fun and fundraising.
14-16 OCTOBER - TRILLIAN VARIETY MINI BASH starts in Ngaruawahia, travels through Raglan, Waitomo and Cambridge. It will take in some wonderful coastline and stop in to visit local schools along the way.
28-30 OCTOBER - THE HAWKES BAY DASH starts in Hastings and travels through Pahiatua, Akitio before finishing in Havelock. For this event you will need your own 2WD, 4WD or SUV vehicle as you will travel across three farms up the East Coast.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part!
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