A Mandurah couple have channeled their inner child as they prepare to hit the road in this weekend's Variety WA Bash, decked head to toe in Disney attire.
Running their final checks on their Mickey Mouse Airlines car, Jo and Tony Woodford will join 29 other dedicated crews taking part in this year's charity motoring event.
Taking the Mid-West of Western Australia by storm next week, the collection of wacky vehicles will leave Geraldton on Saturday for a seven-day journey through the Murchison and Gascoyne region, before closing out the Bash in Perth on August 31.
The unique event requires crews to be made up of two to four people with both themselves and their cars dressed up as they join the convoy driving through the state, raising funds for Variety WA.
The Bash will be Mrs Woodford's 13th event, after revving her engine for the first time in 2006.
Since then, the pair have been among the highest fundraisers for Variety WA, bringing in almost $80,000 in the past three years alone.
In an interview with the Mandurah Mail, Mrs Woodford said it had been rewarding to help local childrenwho are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.
"We love the fun, the camaraderie, the smiles on the kids' faces and the fact that we can give back," she said.
"The Bash gives you a chance to see the impact it has on those communities and the looks on the faces of the kids you're helping.
"Each year we strive to get more and more (money) because obviously the more that we can give, the more the kids can get so we try our hardest to raise as much as we possibly can every single year and give it our all."
Mr and Mrs Woodford host their major fundraiser every year - a charity flight down to the South-West, as well as a number of dinners, gala nights and raffles, to make their generous contributions to Variety WA Bash.
While she loves bringing joy to children in need, Mrs Woodford said she also appreciated the opportunity to travel throughout her own state as a part of the Bash.
"Being on the bash makes you see so much more of WA and appreciate the remoteness and ... I don't think we would go to these places if we weren't on the Bash so we've seen parts of WA that we probably won't ever see again," she said.
"The places we do see, we see in such a unique way because we get access to them that you wouldn't normally get.
"But it's all about the kids so if you can put the smiles on their faces, that's the main thing and Mickey and Minnie is something that kids love.
"The screams and the squeals and the giggles, they make us happy. I'm smiling right now thinking about them."
Now Australia's longest running charity motoring event, the Bash has been taking to the streets and tracks of WA's most remote communities for 30 years.
In those three decades, hundreds of Bash-ers have covered more than 78,000km and raised more than $23 million for WA kids.
Each year, the convoy also visits local towns, stops at schools and community organisations to provide educational, health and mobility equipment and is estimated to contribute an average of $10,000 to the economy of each town it stops in.
Variety WA chief executive Tony Hume said the fun and a feeling of camaraderie among 'Bash-ers' made it an event people looked forward to all year.
"We are all extremely excited to be able to celebrate our 2019 Bash, bringing joy and assistance to WA kids in need through this iconic event," he said.
"The crews are able to see the impact of their fundraising efforts first-hand and being able to share that experience with others builds a community that keeps people coming back year after year."
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