AOL celebrates five years with Variety

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Australian Outdoor Living is excited to celebrate its fifth year working with children’s charity Variety SA.

Variety SA The Children's Charity Radiothon - Pool Auction, Australian Outdoor Living.
Australian Outdoor Living is excited to celebrate its fifth year working with children’s charity Variety SA.

To celebrate the milestone, AOL and Variety will auction off a fibreglass pool package valued at more than $40,000.

AOL has donated five pool packages over five years, with proceeds totalling almost $200,000.

5AA will hold the auction live on-air on the morning of Friday May 31 in the Westpac building in Adelaide’s CBD.

Australian Outdoor Living CEO Chris Taylor said he has loved every minute of AOL’s partnership with Variety children’s charity.

“I have been involved over the entire journey on auction day, and always find myself deeply moved meeting many of the young children who, despite their disabilities, live life to the fullest,” Mr Taylor said.

“We are very excited to be involved again this year and into the future.”

2018 was a massive year for Variety’s Radiothon!

Australian Outdoor Living’s 2018 pool package was auctioned off for $32,888, making it the highest selling contribution from AOL to date.

The money went to a young girl named Abby, who is battling a disease called Cerebral Palsy Spastic Diplegia with Dysphasia.

The condition affects her strength, balance and stamina.

Thanks to generous donations from Australian Outdoor Living and others, Abby was able to travel to the United States to undergo surgery to help make her future brighter.

2019: Another record-breaking year?

2019 is set to be another huge year for the Radiothon, with transport company Cochrane’s pledging to match every dollar donated.

This year, all proceeds will go towards upgrading the Douglas Scrub Campsite at Blewitt Springs.

Douglas Scrub is a bushland campsite near McLaren Vale and provides accommodation for school groups, youth organisations and community groups.

The upgrades will make the site more accessible, meaning more children will be able to enjoy the thrill of witnessing plants and animals thrive in their natural habitat.

Show your support for children in need – donate to Variety today!

It’s time to make a difference!

If you’re interested in bidding on our pool package or some of the other amazing items up for grabs, simply listen to 5AA on the morning of Friday May 31.

You can also place your bids in person, so if you’re in the area come and say hello to our friendly staff!

If you’ve got plans that morning and can’t listen in, you’re more than welcome to make a donation on Variety’s website.

Click here to see AOL supporting others in the community.

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