Travelling with us on the NSW Bash are 39 OVs or official volunteers. These wonderful people donate their time and expertise to make the event a great experience for entrants.
Mobile workshops – Coota, Paul, Woodsy, Helen, Dean, Ray, Will and Chris keep cars moving and when they can’t, the tilt tray will, get the cars to town. The medics – Jon, Craig, Adam and Phil do the same for our people.
Every morning before the first Bash car leaves town, set up crew Wayne and Barb head out to check that the Bash route is clear and safe (and when it’s not, they work with the team to come up with a Plan B). The Daracon OV team check the Bash cars in and out at the lunch stop and keep an eye on entrants to be sure everyone makes it to town. Paul and Alexis are on afternoon Checkpoint Duty to ensure everyone is moving along well during the afternoon. Road crew Chelsea and Matt are there to support the event management to deliver an incredible event. At the very end of the pack (are sweeps /is the sweep crew?) sweep Kevin and Mark who are there to ensure everyone makes it to town.
Behind the scenes we also have the baggage truck team, Caleb and Jade, who make sure that any luggage that doesn’t fit in Bash cars, and the many boxes of donated gifts for each school, make their way safely to each overnight stop.
Capturing it all on camera are Justin Worboys, his wife and 2IC Alison and Ben and Tim from Antler Media.
Super Hubert and Kim bring their magic show along for the ride, helping entertain kids at school stops along the way. This serves two purposes, it’s rare for regional schools to have a magician visit, but it also keeps the students safe as 100+ cars manoeuvre around the carpark.
Traveling with our motoring events staff are Kris and Jeff who do a million different jobs behind the scenes, and keep our staff Vic and Janet so very well supported.
A long way from the Bash route is radio base in the very capable hands of Greg and Janette. Everything is coordinated through radio base to ensure that mechanics and medics know who needs them, and assist with any rerouting set-up may need to do.
Each volunteer goes above and beyond for Variety and the Bash community. On behalf of all the entrants, we thank them for their commitment to the event and their passion for providing the best possible Bash experience for our entrants.
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