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Variety Bash “Resurrection Run” hits Bourke

‘The Pirates’ – Fernando Dilorio, Eddie Vasquez, Martin Schneider and Steve Leyten. Photo TWH

More than two hundred fancy dressed Variety bashers cruised into Bourke on Monday, as part of Variety’s ‘Resurrection Run’ to raise funds for kids in need.

The bashers hit the backroads, departing from Newcastle on Sunday, with an overnight stopover in Dubbo and arriving in Bourke on Monday afternoon.

Variety’s Regional Motoring Events Manager Vic Sheil said the Variety bashers were so excited to head back to Bourke, as they had been locked up for about 9 months and it was finally time to hit the road again.

“2020 has been a tough year on fundraising events with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Variety would normally have raised about two to three million dollars by this time of year and this year we would have been lucky to have raised about half a million dollars.

“We are down about eighty to ninety percent of our fundraising capacity, with about a four hundred percent increase in people needing help,” Mr Sheil said.

“But right now, we’re just glad to be back in Bourke.

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