Variety Bikes for Kids

Join Me and Share in the Kindness 

Now more than ever, families are under increased strain to cover essential items. This means more Australian kids will miss out on the freedom, joy, independence and inclusion of owning a bike.

We thought about not running the Variety Bikes for Kids appeal this year, because we know people are struggling. But we also know, from surveying and speaking to our Variety families, that they are doing it tougher than ever, and that an act of kindness and joy will mean more than it ever has before.

After almost 40 years of personal involvement, I know the Variety community and I know how much you care. Your incredible support of the charity that you and I both love has brought joy to thousands of kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.

That’s why I’m asking you to please consider giving your most generous gift this year. We're aiming to raise $43,600 to provide 200 bike packages for kids living with disadvantage. You can make this happen!

Despite changing times, the Variety Bikes for Kids mission remains consistent: to give the gift of independence and joy to children who have never been fortunate enough to have a bike of their own. Since I started this campaign 18 years ago, together we have raised over $2.5 million and granted 11,000 bikes to kids living with disadvantage.It’s such a special campaign, and I’m so proud you and I are a part of it.

With your help today we can make sure ALL kids get to experience the joy, freedom and independence of their very first bike. There’s nothing like seeing a child’s face light up, just like mine did all those years ago - as you may remember from when YOU were that small boy or girl, just like I do.

Thank you for being a powerful force of kindness behind this work. It is more impactful than ever.

Derryn

Update 1 July

Your kindness is amazing! Together we have smashed our target and raised over $60k for kids in need! Thank you so much from all of us here at Variety - and most importantly from the hundreds of kids you have made smile!

Update 19 June

Your support is overwhelming! We are fast approaching our goal to raise $43,600 to provide 200 bikes for kids in need. Special thanks to our very special major corporate donor who just donated an incredible $10,000! We can't thank you enough! Let's keep going...every dollar helps. Thanks again for your kindness!

Update 5 June

Thanks to the kindness of our online donors and our supporters sending their donations in the mail we are almost halfway to our goal of 200 bikes for kids living with disadvantage! Let's keep the kindness going! Thank you - we appreciate you so much.

Update 2 June
Wow! Your kindness is overwhelming - together we have raised enough 50 bikes for kids living with disadvantage! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are well on our way to our target to raise enough to donate 200 bikes by 30 June!

See the impact of your kindness

Watch kids receive their bikes at last years presentation

Raised so far

$61,207

Our Goal

$43,600

Meet our incredible donors. Every dollar helps. Thank you so much.

  • Lachlan just donated $64.48
  • Paul just donated $31.20
  • Rocket Test just donated $1.00
  • Patricia just donated $120.00
  • Philippa just donated $37.44
  • Kerrie just donated $436.00
  • Jenny just donated $104.00
  • Anna just donated $226.72
  • Narelle just donated $226.72
  • Stuart just donated $226.72
  • ADRIANA just donated $270.40
  • Ted just donated $260.00
  • Jennifer just donated $52.00
  • Jeff just donated $226.72
  • Derryn just donated $1015.00
  • Robyn just donated $226.72
  • Jan just donated $50.00
  • michael just donated $226.72
  • Denise just donated $226.72
  • Constantine just donated $104.00

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$64

Lachlan Richards

$31

Paul Bonadio

$1

Rocket Test Rocket Test

$120

Patricia Shelly

$37

Philippa Davies

I hope you have the best time riding around on your bike 😊

$436

Ameropa Australia

$104

Anonymous

$227

Anna Fasano

Wishing you lots of fun times with your new bike. I hope you enjoy riding as much as I did.

$227

Narelle

Have Lots of Fun! From the Campbell Family XXxx

$227

Stuart Catley

$270

Adriana Godfrey

$260

Ted Emery

$52

Jennifer O'neill

$227

Jeff Bingham

$1.02k

Derryn Hinch

$227

Robyn Elizabeth Stewart

$50

Jan Horwood

Have a great time on your new bike

$227

Mick & Jenny Kelly

Enjoy & have fun.

$227

Denise Jenkins

Have lots of fun with your new bike!

$104

Constantine Cominos

$37

Claire Hunter

$21

Anonymous

Wishing you a very happy 7th birthday - your birthday wish has come true! What a kind heart you have, thank you x

$227

Roksan Libinaki

Hope the bike pack brings much joy

$227

Cindy

Stay safe & enjoy your bike.

$200

Anonymous

$21

Nicholas Migliorini

Its the least we can do for the kids. Be great to see a smile on there faces

$37

Anonymous

$141

Anonymous

$227

John Wallace

Ride well

$52

Krystyna Thompson

$52

Mukesh Naiker

$227

George Kostolias

Have fun and stay healthy. All the best!!

$227

Tracey Richards

$21

Alex Joseph

$260

Arun

$515

Russell Waters

$300

Dominic Ventrice

$25

Andrew Corbel

$62

Maria Smarrelli

$100

Anonymous

$120

Rose-mary Cassin

$100

Luke Davis

$227

Lisa Knight

$36

Dirk Haben

$104

Lisa Marshall

$436

Lam Yankos

Hope you enjoy the bike packages!

$52

Andie & Derek Onyett

$218

Dennis O'connor

$2

Anonymous

$300

Nlc Payroll

Social Club

$515

Filterfit

$227

Frank Carratelli

$10k

Anonymous Donor

$141

Stephen De Mel

Hope you love your new bike

$227

Don Johnson

$227

Tracey Robinson

Hope you enjoy your bike as much as I did when I was young.

$227

David Bloomfield

Enjoy from Bash Car 242

$227

The Nielsen Family

Enjoy this special bike and the memories it will bring. Best regards

$227

Bruce Viney

$141

Anthony Reinke

$21

Wayne And Maree Wilson

$21

Kate Collins Collins

$10

Anonymous

$50

Andrina `

$218

Mike

Enjoy your new bike !

$52

Marilyn Cobain

$20

K Masters

This is a wonderful cause to support.

$218

Nada Derek

$136

Yi Zhao

$21

Alison

Every child should have a bike.

$64

Anna Bucci

I loved riding my bike as a child and I still do now as a big kid! Ride safely and enjoy!

$250

Jamshed Patuck

$218

Skora Family

We hope this new bike puts a smile on your dial. Enjoy!

$52

Xabian Paterson

Thank you for the amazing work you do.

$227

Tony Bianchi

$451

Anne Hall

I used to ride a bike 85 years ago. I'm very pleased to help some kids learn to enjoy this as much as I did. Now, I push a walker! Its not the same.

$227

Andrew Stuart

Enjoy !!

$227

Jayne Johnson

Sent with love xxx

$37

Anonymous

Great cause well done best regards Nicholaos Lykopoulos

$208

Living Design Double Glazing Pty Ltd

Enjoy!

$227

Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

donor no 00536460G1640

$20

K Masters

This is a wonderful cause.

$37

Sue O’neill

$515

Anthony & Khurram From Resi Ventures

$21

Aris

$1.11k

John Gearon

$887

Sarah Vaughan

Pedal hard and pedal fast! Enjoy x

$37

Silvana Ribeiro

Blessed be 😊🙏🏻

$37

Les Spaltman

$227

Mal Wood

ENJOY THE RIDE

$227

Carolynn Mcmanus

Enjoy, be careful and be safe, Carolynn

$36

Laurie Lash Lash

$227

Peter Mcbain

Enjoy the bike!

$141

Glenn Porter

Great Cause.

$104

Anonymous

$227

Kaylene Napoleone

$227

Manuel Galea

Hope you have endless enjoyment from riding around with your family and friends

$227

Anonymous

$227

Belinda Wade