Burke Ward Public School was presented with a cheque for $4116 by Variety as the children’s charity’s annual B to B Bash – a 10-day journey from Bathurst to the Batavia Coast – visited the school on Tuesday morning.
The event – which began on Sunday and connects fundraisers with recipients – saw some 75 kitted-out cars and their equally dressed-up owners – or ‘Bashers’ – stop by the school to enjoy breakfast, showcase their vehicles, and largely see first-hand the impact of their fundraising efforts.
The $4116 grant will be used by the school to revamp its Student Environmental Council (SEC) garden, making it a sustainable garden for all stages to be able to grow seasonal fruit and vegetables.
“This is going to make a huge difference to our school, but also to our P&C. They’ve also raised money from providing breakfast this morning so it’s a big financial windfall, but it’s also so great to be able to give something back,” Burke Ward Public School Principal, Kate Hogg, told us.
“Looking at all these people who are here doing their bit for charity, we’re able to play a little part of that, and it’s amazing. It’s quite fascinating to see that these people for 10 days dress up in their costumes, and come and visit all the different places around. They’re just so into it. They’re crazy!”
For more information on the Variety B to B Bash, visit https://www.variety.org.au/bash/events/variety-b-to-b-bash/.