AHA Newcastle Hunter's recent charity race day held at Broadmeadow Racecourse has raised more than $62,000 for Variety’s iconic NSW Bash event.
The AHA NSW Variety Bash is an iconic 2,000-kilometre, round-trip adventure made from Newcastle to Mudgee in cars more than 30 years old.
Since partnering with Variety in 2013, AHA Newcastle Hunter has provided more than $360,000 to the organisation in support of the event.
“Variety is an amazing charity which supports countless numbers of sick, disadvantaged and disabled children throughout NSW,” AHA Newcastle Hunter spokesperson Mick Starkey said.
“Each year we hold the AHA Race Day at Broadmeadow Racecourse with the aim of raising enough money to cover our naming rights sponsorship of the NSW Bash..."
“Each year we hold the AHA Race Day at Broadmeadow Racecourse with the aim of raising enough money to cover our naming rights sponsorship of the NSW Bash," Mick said.
“It’s a great day that allows our members, associate members, and suppliers to support Variety and feel like they are a part of something that really makes a difference.”
The AHA Race Day was held last weekend, Saturday 5 May, and raised $62,070 in total for the cause.
"We would just like to say a huge thank you to the Australian Hotels Association here in Newcastle, all the local members, all the local publicans, and the broader hotel family in Newcastle and the Hunter for their continued support of Variety and for disadvantaged kids who live here in the Hunter," Variety's Head of Regional Development Jason Bourke said.
"We are very thankful and would like to tip our hat to the relationship between Variety and the AHA and we hope it continues on into the future."
Money raised at the AHA Race Day will be used by Variety as seed funding for the NSW Variety Bash, allowing the organisation to further promote the event and raise around $800,000 for children in need.
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