Kinder & Co is again getting behind the Variety Children’s Charity Bash Car Race by supporting EnergyAustralia Yallourn’s Bash Team for the 2014 Bash to Noosa. Variety Children’s Charity supports disabled, sick and disadvantaged Australian kids and their families to live, laugh and learn.
So, what inspired team captain, Paul Koopmans (Power Station Maintenance Manager) to get involved and make a difference?
– Old cars (must be at least 30 years old to participate),
– Australian road trips to interesting places,
– A work mate who did the 2012 Variety Bash to Hamilton Island, and
– Paul’s niece who was born severely disabled and seeing the challenges this presents to her and the impact this has on her family.
Whilst Paul’s niece is supported reasonably within the extended family, there are many families and kids who need help and Variety Children’s Charity does this across Australia. The Variety Bash provided a great way to help disadvantaged kids through a driving challenge with mates on some of the worst roads across Australia. Having been inspired, Paul gauged interest with workmates Ken and Roger at Yallourn and soon had a team for the 2013 Bash to Broome. A search for second hand bash cars found the bright pink 1967 HR Wagon which had previously done 14 Bashes with an all female team on board. The car quickly morphed into The Pink Panther – Bash Car 24. There’s quite a list of Yallourn personnel keen to get involved in a bash and this year Paul and Ken are joined by Mick Crowe (Mine Maintenance Manager) and Nigel Bell (Balroco). You can follow the 2014 Bash effort on:
Website: www.bash-24.com or Facebook : www.facebook.com/bashcar24
Donations are greatly appreciated and can be made through: https://2014varietybashvic.everydayhero.com/au/car-24
From everyone at Kinder & Co, all the very best for this year’s Bash race and your fundraising targets.
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