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Giving Back

SIMPSON DESERT QLD | 5-7 JULY 2022

The Big Red Bash draws together people from all corners of our great land, and we’re proud to be able to support charitable organisations and hundreds of outback businesses.

Between 2013 and 2021, the Big Red Bash has helped raise over $1.5M for charitable causes and every year brings over $12M of spending across rural and outback Queensland.

Supporting Health in the Outback

Each year, the Big Red Bash raises over $75,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), through both traditional donations and fun events over the 3 days of the Big Red Bash.

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Bushfire Relief Support

The 2019/20 summer saw unprecedented bushfires ravage many parts of Australia. In 2020 the Big Red Bash made a $100,000 donation, divided between the Red Cross and The Salvation Army Bushfire Appeals, each of which focused on supporting the victims of the bushfire crisis.

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Supporting the Outback Economy

Tourism is a major driver of the outback economy, and thousands of small regional and outback businesses benefit from large events like the Big Red Bash. It’s conservatively estimated that the Big Red Bash and its patrons spend close to $15M in regional and outback Queensland.

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Humble Beginnings Derived from Giving

The Big Red Bash comes from humble beginnings dating back to 2013, when John Williamson played atop the Big Red dune after the Big Red Run, a gruelling 250km, 6 day ultra marathon. Over 6 years, close to 400 runners collectively raised over $1.1M for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

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