We are taking part in the Variety Bash to help kids in need


We are so excited to be taking part in this year’s Variety Bash – travelling all the way to Great Keppel Island, the long way round!

We are running CAR# 62 which is a lovingly restored 1990 Toyota Hiace hilariously disguised as the HOPEMOBILE !! (watch our blog to see us resurrect this old beast for the fundraising rally).

The Variety Bash is a once in a lifetime chance to experience remote and regional parts of Australia in outrageously themed classic cars, all in support of Variety – the Children’s Charity.

Throughout the event, we’ll be visiting local towns, stopping into schools and organisations to help kids who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs through the provision of educational, health and mobility equipment. 

And the giving doesn’t stop there! Variety continue to support children, families and communities throughout the year with funds raised from the Variety Bash.

Would sponsor us ?

Please consider youself or your company being our sponsor us to raise funds for this amazing cause.


"Powered by Hope"

Martin & Cher Spratt

My Achievements

Goal! Ten donations received for kids in need!

$500 will supply an iPad for a non-verbal child

$1,000 will supply a specialised trampoline for children with sensory needs

$3,000 buys a portable scooter for a child with limited mobility

Oh wow $10,000 for kids in need. You are champs!!

My Entries

Car #62 (is the original HOPEMOBILE).. getting ready for a massive adventure

Sunday 23rd Feb

Here's an update on our vehicle preparations...

Our 2020 Variety Bash vehicle is a rennovated 1990 Hiace Long Wheel Base.

It's called the HOPEMOBILE, after Cher's social enterprise called Hopeworks (www.Hopeworks.com.au) which donates food and clothing into regional Queensland and Victoria.

We picked it up from a farmer in Bendigo who owned it from new. It had rust and dead chickens in it... but basicaly running and the right age to enter the 2020 Variety Bash.

It has needed a lot of TLC and we still have more work to do to get it ready for the Variety Bash.

Here's some things that got fixed so far:

* Steering rods

* Engine Seals

* Fuel system

* Petrol Tank Leak

* All front and and Rear Bushes

* Engine Mounts

* ... and we have a few more important repairs to do so that the HOPEMOBILE to passes the inspectors safety and long range outback driving requirements.

Thank you Ramsdale Mechanical !

All the mods and work on Car #62 (THE HOPEMOBILE) have been generously and lovingly done by Russell and the team at RAMSDALE MECHANICAL (at Factory 2/18 Racecourse Rd, Pakenham VIC 3810
(03) 5941 1122)  Thanks Russell !!

Watch for progress and updates

Watch our web page here with news, pic and updates as the HOPEMOBILE (Car#62) is prepared, bit by bit, for this massive adventure to raise money for a great cause. 

Please consider donating to Car #62 (THE HOPEMOBILE) and follow our crazy adventure...

Please consider having you or your company sponor the HOPEMOBILE and raise funds in 2020 to help kids in need.

"Powered by Hope"

Martin & Cher Spratt

Thank you to my Sponsors


Ashley Blade


Clear Strategic It Partners

go well car #62 !! we love you Martin and Cher


Martin Spratt