Caves to waves for a good cause

DAVID Lewis and Rhonda Grant of Nowra are gearing up for an adventure that will take them from the caves of Jenolan to the waves of Forster.

Next month the couple will take part in a six-day four-wheel-drive Variety charity event.

It promises to be a holiday event like no other, providing an escape while raising funds for Australia’s special needs children.

The pair were introduced to Variety through a local fund-raising auction two years ago and decided then to become active members.

Ms Grant took on the position as secretary for the South Coast Variety offices and when they discovered Variety’s Caves 2 Waves event they signed up.

Mr Lewis said he looked forward to seeing some new countryside and meeting like-minded people.

“Having a getaway is great, but being able to help children in need at the same time is absolutely priceless,” he said.

“Rhonda and I love seeing the faces on the kids when they use the Liberty Swing Variety put in Harry Sawkins Park.

“That look of joy when they’re just able to be a kid is what drives us to do this,” he said.

Each car crew of two people must raise $6295 to cover costs and contribute a donation.

However all teams are encouraged to raise more for the fun and games along the way.

The local duo will leave Jenolan Caves on March 24 and spend the next six days working their way toward the coast. Their journey will take them through some of the communities Variety fund-raising has helped.

The Nowra team recently held a garage sale that raised more than $1100.

To support them visit and search for car 1320.

Donations can also be made at the Smith and Sons office in North Street, Nowra.

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