Ettalong residents in long-distance drive for charity
Ettalong residents Ms Lyn Reid and Ms Sandra Lewis will be driving in the 2017 Belmore to Buffalo Creek Variety Bash
"The Variety Bash is not a race or a rally," Ms Reid said.
"It's an adventure with amazing people driving themed pre-1976 cars through regional parts of Australia, all in support of the children's charity, Variety."
They will drive Sandra's 1966 Toyota Crown along a route that will take them from Belmore NSW to Buffalo Creek in the Northern Territory.
"Our theme is Laverne and Shirley from the Happy Days TV show.
"In the 2016 Bash, we were proud to have been voted Best Costumes and to have won the trophy for Outright Spirit of the Bash by our 300 plus fellow Bashers.
"Throughout the Bash, we visit local towns, stopping into schools and organizations to visit the kids.
"Bashers get to see the direct impact of their fundraising efforts along the way, with a range of educational, health and mobility equipment provided to local schools and organizations en route.
"To enter our car, we are required to raise a minimum of $8500.
"This all goes directly to Variety the children's charity.
"Variety does not just focus on one type of illness or background, they help a diverse range of children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs."
"Sandra has completed 11 executive Bashes and at age 66 she is my inspiration," said running mate Ms Lyn Reid.
"Sandra and I are constantly fundraising from sausage sizzles to Rock n Roll dance competitions."
The team has a fundraising page at nswbash2017.everydayhero.com/au/sandra-lyn.
"Any assistance no matter how small or huge will be very much appreciated by us and the needy and disadvantaged children of Australia."
Media release, 10 May 2017
Lyn Reid, Ettalong