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BT1 – the Baggage Truck

August 4, 2014

Monday, August 4 – Kiwi Pig Brendon arrived and I met him with a boot full of things to load at the Buggage Truck. All good….

The boot

BT1 – the bdouble donated to Variety by Doherty Trucks from Wollongong. How glad are we to be able to put our camping gear, giveaways and extra items on that truck. Our boot is full with our two tyres,110 litre fuel tank and spares. No room for luggage.

BT1

Final Car Preps

August 4, 2014

Saturday was the day to do a final check over and sort the boot. More pink…

Car Pink Packing

Then the Shoo Roos which hopefully will keep the skippys and emus away from us on the road. And a touch of Purple Polish to shine up the bumper.

Shoo Roos

Then a revamp of the tool kit – 100 mph tape, WD40, champagne, cider and gummy gears. All set!

Tool Kit

Finally wig balancing…. before Meet and Greet at St Marys RSL – a great sponsor of the Variety Bash.

Wig balancing

Pigs will fly!!!

August 1, 2014

At ChequePoint day last Sunday, July 26 at Hunter Holden Hamlet got fitted with new flags. The old ones had been ‘flapped off’ to the second pig! They usually last 3-4 years, and being the 30th Anniversary of the NSW Bash – we needed new colour. Thanks to John Vaughan from Australiana Flags – dont […]

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Pink Packing

August 1, 2014

The last stages of Bash prep are coming along. Most importantly is the explosion of Pink gear which the Little Pigs need to make a good impact on the road. A few things to go and then bags packed and ready for the baggage truck loading on August 4. Pigs are almost ready to fly!!!

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Harry’s first taste of independence

July 29, 2014

The generous $2,610 contribution from Variety, the Children’s Charity towards a walker has given four-year-old Harry Davenport the priceless gift of hope. Harry has the developmental age of a six-month old, cannot walk or speak, is severely vision impaired and needs help for all of his self-care requirements. He attends The Infants’ Home school at […]

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Wonderful Woollies

July 29, 2014

During 2013 and again in 2014 Woolworths has nominated Variety as their charity of choice. Many Fresh Food Days have been held and Little Pigs have been lucky to go to three Woolworths and help raise over $2,500 for our special needs kids. Thanks to Marsfield, Mt Annan and Brookvale.

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2013 Bash Report

July 1, 2014

Ok so I know it is now only just over 5 weeks until 2014 Bash and this report should have been posted in September 2013. Better late than never. Car 333 had a very successful 2013 Bash Bankstown to Ballarat trip and finished ‘strong’ at Ballarat. We only had two crew – myself and Brendon […]

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On the road again…

February 10, 2013

Today I took out Hamlet, the bash car for a run since the major repairs after our big trip to Cape York and back. I was joined by my neice Michelle and great neice Keira and her friend Amy. Pigs in trainings… It was a glorious day and we had lunch at the Galley Cafe, […]

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Sarah’s Life Changed with a Wig!

August 3, 2012

At two years old, Sarah and her family began noticing patches of Sarah’s hair falling out and she was diagnosed with a mild form of alopecia. While doctors believed that it would clear up as she got older, in the subsequent years, the hair loss worsened and by the age of seven, she had severe […]

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Scrutineering – Chequepoint Day – July 29

August 3, 2012

Sunny Sunday July 29 you could have found a VERY long line of Bash cars, all ready for the Mobile Workshop checks and handing in all those cheques and meal money to the Bash office at Hunter Holden, NorWest – Castle Hill. It was an lesson in Bash lineups – hurry up and wait! Little […]

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