Variety Future Kids Program
Sometimes circumstances are so unexpected and devastating that we find ourselves rallying together to provide immediate help to those in need. Variety, in association with The Shane Warne Foundation, and with the assistance of many Variety Bash participants and corporate supporters has assisted many of the children and schools affected by the tragic Black Saturday bushfires.
Since Black Saturday, Variety has:
- Presented over 450 bikes and helmets to children;
- Donated Variety Sunshine Coaches (12-seater mini buses) to Chum Creek Primary School, Marysville Primary School, the three Kinglake Primary Schools, Wallan Secondary College and Yea High School;
- Undertaken playground makeovers at Chum Creek Primary School, Middle Kinglake Primary School and Wandong Primary School (and will assist Marysville Primary School and Strathewen Primary School in replacing their playgrounds in coming months);
- Provided children, teachers and carers with a night at Circus Oz;
- Established a scholarship in memory of Brian and Moiree Naylor, which will be awarded for the next four years to students from the five secondary schools affected by the fires;
- Provided touch-screens, software, modified tricycles, school uniforms, sporting equipment, a farm buggy and other essential equipment to children affected by the fires.