Variety is dedicated to transforming the lives of children with special needs. This is done a number of ways. Variety provides grants to individuals, organisations and hospitals for a range of items including wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, speech devices and special play equipment, to name a few.

Variety also provide ‘Sunshine Coaches’ and host parties and camps which allow special needs children to get out in the sunshine and experience life.

The Variety Club was founded in 1975 with Paul Hogan as their first Chairman. Today, Variety employs 52 full-time staff around Australia and has more than 5,000 volunteers Australia wide. With their administration costs below 10%, Variety, the Children’s Charity, as it is now called, leads every other children’s charity in Australia.

John participated in his first Variety bash in 1998 and has become a passionate supporter of this charity organisation. In 2011 he was made an Ambassador of Variety.

Web address: www.varietyaustralia.org.au