Variety WA and Bowls WA join forces to support kids in need

by Aaron Delaporte

Bowls WA is putting kids in need at the heart of their clubs by naming Variety – The Children’s Charity of WA as their new official Charity Partner.

More than 15,500 Bowls WA members across more than 200 clubs, from Kununurra to Esperance, are set to band together to raise funds for Variety WA.

Bowls WA CEO Ken Pride said as one of WA’s largest sporting organisations, they felt the need to give back to the community.

“We are excited to help the children in our community who need it most by teaming up with Variety WA, and we believe our members will strongly support this partnership,” he said.

“We’ve chosen to support Variety WA because we believe the work they do in giving kids a fair go, whether that be through individual grants, scholarships or specialised programs and experiences, ultimately benefits our members’ communities.”

The local bowling club has long been the social centre of many WA country towns for people of all ages and walks of life.

Bowls WA has helped to foster a strong sense of community on a local level, and is now bringing that community spirit together to make a difference across the state.

“Variety WA exists to support disadvantaged children and their families across WA, who aren’t able to access the support they need through any other means,” Variety WA CEO Tony Hume said.

“With the support of Bowls WA, we’ll be able to provide a helping hand to even more kids who are sick, disadvantaged or living with disability.”

There are plans for regional Bowls WA clubs to be incorporated into Variety WA’s unique fundraising road trip events, including the iconic Variety Bash, as well as the Variety 4WD Adventure and Variety Creative Car Cruise.