Variety Raises Record-breaking $415,000 at Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch

October 19, 2023 by Variety - the Children's Charity

The annual Variety Toyota AFL Grand Final Lunch has achieved an unprecedented milestone, raising a staggering $415,000 in funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity Victoria. This significant accomplishment has not only surpassed the fundraising target set to procure two Variety Sunshine Coaches, but also promises to bolster the support extended through our grants program in Victoria over the forthcoming year.

The surge in demand for assistance for children, as evidenced by a remarkable 48% increase from the preceding year (2022), underscores the profound impact of the escalating cost of living on families and communities. In light of these challenges, the marked rise in the number of children seeking aid emphasises the critical role that Variety plays in providing essential support.

The success of the AFL Grand Final Lunch serves as a testament to the compassion and generosity of our community, whose contributions have directly translated into tangible benefits for the children in need.

Variety remains committed to its mission of making a meaningful difference in the lives of children in need, and every donation, event participation, raffle ticket purchase, and auction bid is instrumental in driving this cause forward. The outpouring of support from the community has not only exceeded expectations but has also reaffirmed our shared commitment to uplifting the lives of children who are living with illness, disability, or experiencing disadvantage.

As the impact of this remarkable fundraising achievement continues to resonate, Variety extends its profound appreciation to all those who have played a part in this journey – thank you!

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