Form1 raises money for Variety Bash

Variety Bash is the longest-running and most iconic charity motoring event in Australia, and proudly held by Variety – The Children’s Charity.

Form1 has been a proud participant in the Variety Brydens Lawyers B to B Bash since 2013. Despite being postponed in 2021 (thank you Covid) the Bash is back for 2022 and will kick off in Bungarribee on August 7 and wrapping up in Bakers Creek on August 16.

Over 10 days passionate teams and their dedicated participants drive iconic cars to regional towns, visit local schools, and fundraise for Aussie kids in need.

We cannot wait to hit the road again this year. If you would like to read more about this wonderful event, please read Variety Bash with Form1 – a blog by our CEO Steve Shirlaw.

To support the Form1 team, click on the link below and sponsor car #632.


History Lesson

Did you know… In 1985, businessman and philanthropist Dick Smith got a bunch of his mates to drive their old cars through the outback from Bourke in Far West New South Wales to Burketown in Far North Queensland. He charged people to enter to fundraise for charity and managed to raise $250,000. It became known as the Variety Bourke to Burketown Bash and became an annual tradition with each trip beginning and ending in a town beginning with “B.”

To learn more about the Variety Brydens Lawyers B to B Bash, click here

This year's bash

The 2022 Variety Brydens Lawyers B to B Bash kicks off on August 7, 2022. Get ready for ten days of fast cars and fundraising.


Supporting kids in need

The Bash began in 1984 when Dick Smith took a bunch of mates for a drive to fundraise for kids in need.


Lego and laughs

Form1 joined the Variety Bash for the first time in 2013 and has been fundraising for Variety ever since.

"Most people who’ve had trauma in childhood have lost the capacity to dream. At Destiny we give them with hope and the chance to dream again." Janine Epere, CEO & co-founder, Destiny Haven
"Some towns make more money in one day from Variety Bash than they make in a year so everyone benefits." Steve Shirlaw, Form1 Group CEO,
"A pleasure to witness a great initiative from Form1 with Cards for Connection. I love the passion your organisation presents, not just with the core business, but with your culture, commitment and look to improve our social connections." Mark Redding, Asset Manager, Uniting
"Cards for Connection are a great way to start meaningful conversations." Colin McDonnell, ‎Dementia and Wellbeing Consultant, Calvary Care

All for a good cause.

All kids deserve the same opportunities in life. No matter what life throws at them. Variety – The Children’s Charity helps children and their families with much-needed financial support for things like specialist equipment, therapy, and medical supplies, when they can’t afford it, and when government assistance isn’t available.

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