A number of Kalgoorlie-Boulder locals have been involved with Variety’s Adventure Bash and other fundraising events for many years and have raised thousands of dollars in funding for the organisation.
Now the Goldfields has its own branch of the Variety children’s charity.
Officially formed on April 1 with the help of a number of residents, the new branch is already hard at work planning fundraising initiatives to help local children in need.
Burgess BLA managing director Paul Burgess has taken on the role of president while Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Hugh Gallagher has accepted the secretary’s role.
Mr Gallagher said Mr Burgess had come to the chamber and asked what could be done to create more local awareness for the newly -formed branch.
“The KBCCI adopts a charity each year so we decided this year it would be the Variety Club,” Mr Gallagher said. “Anyone within the chamber who sends an email over the next year will be creating a subtle awareness for the charity by having the Variety Club charity of the year as part of their email signature.”
The chamber is organising a corporate golf day in November, with all funds raised going to the Variety Club.
The club recently performed its first official duty when it gave a new touch screen computer and specialised software to a local five-year-old girl suffering from epilepsy and global development delay.
“We have a virtual smorgasbord of plans to fundraise over the next 12 months,” Mr Gallagher said.
Variety is widely linked to a wide range of celebrities and sportspeople and also has widespread corporate and community support.To make a donation or to find out more information visit www.varietywa.org.au or phone 9355 3655.