Locals Ben Hall and Andrew Quin are raising money for the variety challenge which is a children’s charity.
They still need donations to get to there total of $7000!
Two Bendigo men will embark on a journey across the Australian outback for the 2018 Vic Variety Bash to Townsville.
Childhood mates Mat Lindsay and Ben Hall will travel more than 2,500 kilometres across the country to raise money for children with disabilities, chronic illness, or who face financial hardship.
Ben commented to the Bendigo Advertiser “It’s great to be able to raise money for sick and disadvantaged children”
“I had a good friend of mine who lost his 4-year-old child to cancer.
“It made me think of how lucky I am to have my three healthy kids and I really wanted to help out.”
Mat Lindsay became involved after his wife was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 29.
“During the process of going to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre we saw so many sick children in the waiting rooms,” Mr Lindsay said.
“And we always said if we were able to get to the point where we could give back to the community we would help out.