April 26, 2017 by Variety - the Children's Charity

4WD Trek Presents Town with a New Carousel

Glenelg Shire will farewell our charity motoring event next Thursday 27 April as they announce a special all-abilities playground in Apex Park.

 Thirty fundraisers taking part in the Variety 4WD Trek, raising funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity, will gather in Apex Park to launch their event and announce the result of their fundraising, a special all-abilities carousel which will give children in wheelchairs, and with other mobility issues, a chance to join in with their peers.

“We are so thrilled to offer local children in the Glenelg Shire the opportunity to play with their friends, regardless of their ability”, said Variety CEO Janette Connolly, “Variety prides itself on providing tangible equipment to make a positive impact on children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs, as well as their families and broader community”.

Just like the famous Variety Bash – on 4 x 4 wheels – the Variety 4WD Trek travels across Australia both raising funds for kids in need and distributing grants along the way. All the entrants colourfully theme the cars and themselves, delighting children and townspeople along the way. The Trek is all about travelling to remote areas and experiencing some of Australia’s best 4WD tracks whilst being supported by an experienced team of 4WDers. Radio communications, mechanical assistance and a scout to check the tracks, are all there to ensure that our entrants are safe. But most importantly they are there to make sure they have fun!

After leaving Portland, the long journey will see entrants experience beach driving on the way to Robe, incredible dunes in Port Lincoln National Park and the country’s best 4WDing on Googs Track before enjoying Australia’s favourite wine region, the Barossa Valley.
2017 sees the event celebrate 21 years, having travelled over 60,000kms and raised over $1.2 million for kids in need.

Variety – the Children’s Charity Victoria is dedicated to empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn.

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