Equipment hire specialist, Coates Hire was happy to extend support to the annual NSW Variety Bash organised by Variety Australia recently.
Variety Australia is part of the Variety Club initiative, a global children’s charity dedicated to helping thousands of children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs.
The NSW Variety Bash, also known as the Balmain to Bamaga Bash celebrated its 25th anniversary last month by raising over $1.8 million in impressive fashion.
An entourage of 103 vehicles departed from Balmain in Sydney to begin the 4,202km trek. Stopping at various locations, the Bashers visited outback landmarks and assisted local communities along their journey. The convoy covered some of NSW’s most remote regions including Merriwa and Mungindi as well as Queensland’s iconic outback towns such as Bamaga.
The convoy also passed many Coates Hire branches located in rural communities and in key mining towns such as Roma, Emerald and Charters Towers. Coates Hire supported the event by providing an official support vehicle and a Nepean NightOwl Barrel light tower to driver Reg Varley, a product manager for Nepean Transport and a Bash veteran who has been doing the ride since 1987.
The support vehicle, a Ford Ranger with Coates Hire branding also travelled with the ‘Variety Club’ inflatable arch, which was set up at the end of each day as the checkpoint and departure point for the following day.
The Barrel lighting tower helped guide contestants to checkpoint areas at night and provided visibility for local residents and news and radio representatives who welcomed the Bashers at various places.