THE 28th annual Variety Federal Group TasBash culminated in a celebration parade at the Elwick Park Racecourse on 28 October, marking the finish of the 2018 event.
TasBash is an annual event including whacky themed cars and teams of passionate fundraisers who travelled off the beaten track in Tasmania on a fun adventure, raising much needed funds for Tasmanian children.
The 2018 TasBash started at Turners Beach in northern Tasmania on 25 October and travelled through Launceston, Scamander and Eagle Hawk Neck.
This year, entrants came from as far afield as Queensland to partake in the event.
The “bashers” could choose to participate in one, two, three or four days of the TasBash, with any make, model or age of car, so long as it is themed either inside or out.
Variety Tasmania chief executive officer Mohammad Aldergham said this year’s event had been a great success and had certainly put the fun into fundraising.
“The teams have spent a lot of time and effort fundraising throughout the year,” he said.
“The TasBashers visited Sprent School, Devonport School of Special Education, South George Town Primary School and Lilydale District School to hand over grants including playground equipment, library furniture, sensory products and bicycles.
“The school visits during the TasBash event were a wonderful opportunity for the bashers to meet the children who directly benefit from the funds they have raised.”
The convoy of cars arrived at Elwick Racecourse, where community members were in attendance to greet the bashers and view the themed cars.
They were welcomed to Hobart by Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnston and led into the Racecourse by the Derwent Scottish Pipe Band.
The event included entertainment for the children, with performances by ExitLeft Performance Academy and a face painter, as well as food and coffee on sale.
Funds raised from the TasBash goes towards empowering Tasmanian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
Caption: TASBASH hosted a variety or weird and whacky cars during its recent celebration parade at Elwick Racecourse.