The Variety Brats Bash – an annual fundraiser for families and kids – overnighted in Cobar on Monday.
The group of colourful and costume clad families is taking the long way from Yarra Glen in Victoria to Byron Bay (NSW) to raise money to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
Variety Children’s Charity CEO Janette Connolly is travelling with the group and said this trip is going to be a big one.
“It’ll be a tin-shakin’, fun-loving, family friendly fiesta with plenty of games and crazy get ups guaranteed!” Janette said.
The families will be travelling 2,200km through the heart of Victoria and New South Wales over eight days.
“Like all Variety events, the Brats Bash raises much needed funds for children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs in Victoria,” Janette said.
“Each year, entrants of the Variety Brats Bash encourage our younger generations to experience the joy of giving.”
In addition to travelling to lots of towns and places off the beaten track, the families, and in particular the kids, get to have a whole lot of fun with organised group games played everyday after breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The group of 86 people, which included 40 kids, donned cowboy outfits yesterday (for Cowboy Day) morning before they headed off to Louth and Rose Isle Station.