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Children We Met on Bash 2014

October 29, 2014

These are why we raise the money each year, drive the kms and get dusty and dirty and turn up at places like Boorooloola, Bamaga, Richmond, Balranald, Broken Hill, Goodooga, Top Springs, Derby and Narrandera.

The precious children of Australia.

2014 Day 3 Blackwater Ella & Elizabeth 2014 Day 3 Blackwater Ella & Elizabeth 2014 Alexandra Ritchie Bourke - used by permission 2014 Alexandra Ritchie Bourke – used by permission 2014 Bourke District Preschool Kids 2014 Bourke District Preschool Kids 2014 Bourke District Preschool Kids and the MMs 2014 Bourke District Preschool Kids and the MMs Pig in Training - Hayley Pig in Training – Hayley Generous, happy shoppers at Mt Annan Generous, happy shoppers at Mt Annan Bash 2014 Start Brisbane - Penelope Pitstop Car 1972 and Frankie, Tam Johnston CEO of NSW Variety Bash 2014 Start Brisbane – Penelope Pitstop Car 1972 and Frankie, Tam Johnston CEO of NSW Variety Kids at Mt Ive Station, Qld Kids at Mt Ive Station, Qld Sunset seat for Mt Ive Station Kids Sunset seat for Mt Ive Station Kids Harry in his walking frame Harry in his walking frame Harry and family Harry and family Randon roadside stop - somewhere in Qld - love these! Randon roadside stop – somewhere in Qld – love these!

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NSW Bash had their Final Dinner in Bowral on August 16. Part of the evening are the trophy presentations for the largest fund raisers and awards like the Perservance Award, the Putters Award, the Most Breakdowns etc.

Spirit of the Bash – outright winners of the Bash went to Car 555 the Ross team – Duncan and his two sons, James and Logan. Such a fun, helpful, engaging and colourful team. Sally Ross, our trusty Bash Coordinator must be very proud and happy also. Well deserved guys!

2014 Spirit of the Bash - Car 555 the Hippies - Duncan, Logan and James  Ross 2014 Spirit of the Bash – Car 555 the Hippies – Duncan, Logan and James Ross

Others received the participation awards – a select group got 25 Years Award. A wonderful achievement guys – Brian Hoare, Charles Stuart, Chas Kelly, Stuart Telfer and Jack Canons. You all must have been young when you started!

25 Year Awards - wow!!!  Brian, Charles, Chas, Stuart and Jack - you are legends! 25 Year Awards – wow!!! Brian, Charles, Chas, Stuart and Jack – you are legends!

Then the surprise of the night was the inductees of the Bash Hall of Fame. I GOT inducted!!! for my 15 years participation in Variety and volunteer work for Sunshine Coaches and generally hanging around. I can only do it with great support from crew – thank Brendon and his family, and my faithful mechanical magic men – Steve Corney and Evan at Mother Trekkers, Garry Williams and Ian Banks.

Bash Hall of Fame 2014 - wow now I get a  GOLD name tag Bash Hall of Fame 2014 – wow now I get a GOLD name tag Bash Hall of Fame - Silver tray for sunset drinks - EXCELLENT! Bash Hall of Fame – Silver tray for sunset drinks – EXCELLENT! Brendon and Sallymae -Car 333 2014 Crew Brendon and Sallymae -Car 333 2014 Crew

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Royal Industries Hall Final Dinner and after

October 28, 2014

It was colourful, huge and loud – all the Bashers from all around Australia celebrating our efforts and fund raising totals. The dignatories included Sir Peter Cosgrove, Dr Fiona Wood and Dick Smith who initiated the Bash 30 years ago. What a party!!!

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2014 Bash – the BIG Finish to Sydney – August 17

October 28, 2014

After over 5 years of planning the BIG finish of the 30th NSW Anniversary Dick Smith Bash and National (All States of Australia where in Sydney on August 17) dawned. NSW was in Bowral and due to have a cricket match at the Bradman Oval after breakfast, but it was raining — first time in […]

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2014 Bash – Day 7 – Colour Day – Harlequin

October 28, 2014

Each Bash one day is nominated as COLOUR Day and we are to wear the designated colour all day. This year it was HARLEQUIN so all colours of the rainbow appeared at breakfast at Broken Hill and continued throughout the day – lunch at Pooncarie on the Darling River and dinner in Balranald. Also Day […]

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2014 Bash – Day 5 – Triples Race Day Fun Stop

October 22, 2014

The Triples Cars – 111, 333, 444, 555, 999a and KKK9 put on a Fun Stop each year. This year we were approx 150 kms out from Cunnamulla at the Nooriama Race Course so all activities had a ‘race day’ flavour. 111 – Stainless Challenge, 333 – Elephant Walk, 444 – Gymkhana, 555 – Hippies […]

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Surprise Visit to Weilmoringle

October 21, 2014

About 5 years ago Variety NSW granted a Sunshine Coach to Weilmoringle Primary School which is about 10 kms from the Qld border right near the dog fence. We drove past it this year on our Bash route and I couldn’t resist going in to see how Margaret Coddington and the kids were going. We […]

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2014 Bash – Day 4 Onesie Day – Barcaldine to Cunnamulla

October 21, 2014

Often during the Bash we have ‘theme’ dressing days. Day 4 was Onesie Day ALL DAY. This provided some wonderful moments of colour and style.

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2014 B to B Bash – 30th NSW Anniversary – Brisbane to Busby’s Bore

October 7, 2014

It is 2 months to the day when we gathered on the Gold Coast to start the 30th NSW B to B Bash. We finished in Sydney on August 17th at Busby’s Bore, Centennial Park Sydney with approximately 600 cars at a rain ‘blessed’ event. Unfortunately the predicted crowds to watch us where scared away […]

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2013 Bash Flashback – Tri State Triple Fun Stop at Camerons Corner

September 2, 2014

Hula Hooping and Triple Fouring – a fun activity at the famous Camerons Corner run by the Triple Cars on the Bash – 111, 333, 444, 555, 999a and KKK9. This includes some great inside footage of Car 333 with Sallymae in the driver seat. http://www.yourepeat.com/watch/?v=Z71yXaHsixE

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