7 July, 2023

Variety funds boosted

LAST weekend’s Variety fundraiser at Panmure has raised just over $4500 for the charity.

By Staff Writer

Variety funds boosted - feature photo

Organised by local Jake Dumesny, and supported by publican Annie Lenehan, Sunday’s afternoon of entertainment in the car park of the hotel attracted a steady stream of visitors and saw $4570 raised on the day for Variety the Children’s Charity. 

The event has lifted Jake’s fundraising total, to date, to just over the $20,000 mark – surpassing all expectations. 

“We had a cracker of a day last Sunday and I’d like to thank everyone who turned out and showed their support,” he said. 

“It was absolutely amazing. Every donation, big and small, counts and I’m very proud of what we’ve done so far.” 

Jake is currently preparing to take part in this year’s Variety Club Bash where he will drive his late father Reg’s beloved HR Holden alongside his uncle’s Max and Bill. 

“Sunday was a great way to top up our fundraising, to promote the great work of Variety and for people to come out and look at the cars we had on display, enjoy a snag off the barbie and listen to some music.” 

The Variety Bash will be held from August 16-25 – with participants driving from Melbourne to the Gold Coast – so there’s still plenty of time for people to donate. 

This year’s theme – which is certainly fitting for the Dumesny family - is ‘All things Motoring’ and, as such, the route will incorporate a lap of the historic Winton Raceway. 

Beginning in Phillip Island, the cars will wind their way through Benalla, Shepparton, Yass, Dubbo, Nelson Bay and Coffs Harbour before arriving on the Gold Coast on August 25. 


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