Two long-time Variety supporters have been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Robin Henderson of Bash Car 57 (the iconic yellow Ford Mustang) was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through charitable initiatives. Robin was one of the founders of the Newcastle Bash (now the Variety NSW Bash) and along with husband Grahame, has over the years completed 32 Variety Bashes. Robin was inducted into the Variety Hall of Fame in 2017 for her fundraising for Variety. Our congratulations to Robin on this well deserved recognition, and our thanks for her selfless support over so many years for kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
Scott Gibbons (known affectionately as “Mr Sold”) was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through charitable organisations. Following a successful career in real estate for which he won many awards, Scott turned his attention to charitable endeavours, supporting many organisations including Enough is Enough, Foster Care Angels and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. For the past 12 years Scott has been a supporter of Variety, donating his time as auctioneer at fundraising events, and has participated in seven Variety 4WD Adventure events, raising funds for kids in need. Our congratulations to Scott on being recognised for his wonderful work for Variety and other charities with an OAM.
It’s only with the generous support of selfless people like Robin and Scott that Variety can continue to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable kids in Australia.
You can read the full list on the Governor Generals website https://www.gg.gov.au/australian-honours-and-awardsaustralian-honours-lists/queens-birthday-2020-honours-list
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