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Variety Freedom program
Giving children the freedom to move.
The Variety Freedom program provides funding for mobility equipment for individual children such as wheelchairs, walking frames and customised tricycles, enabling children to get out and about.
Under this unique program, we also donate Liberty Swings to communities so children in wheelchairs or with various physical impairments can feel the joy of swinging — a simple pleasure that other children can often take for granted.
Variety Tasmania also puts Sunshine Coaches on the road, taking kids with physical disability, regional or social disadvantage out into the community to experience a range of programs and activities.
We are currently working on a series of short films about some of the children that have capture our hearts and minds. This all Tasmanian project provides a snapshot into the lives of some extraordinary local children and how Variety has enhanced their lives. Here is Sam's Story.
The exhilaration of playing on a swing is something that most children enjoy, and nearly all take for granted. But for those in a wheelchair or with a physical impairment, the simple pleasure of swinging through the air was never an option until the Liberty Swing came along. The Liberty Swing...
Sunshine Coaches transport children from special schools and other organisations to activities that enable them to interact with their friends and the community. In most cases, the children's organisation will contribute one third of the on-road costs, Variety one third and a sponsor is sought f...
The Princess Charlotte Alopecia Program (PCAP) (previously known as Princess Charlotte Alopecia Foundation) is part of Variety – the Children’s Charity’s initiative to support children with alopecia areata. The program generates awareness about alopecia areata as well as grant wigs for children...