Putting the FUN in FUNdraising
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is a vital service, providing extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency care to those living, working and traveling in rural and remote areas of Australia.
Over $75,000 is raised each year for RFDS through both traditional donations and fun events over the 3 days of the Big Red Bash.
The infamous Bashville Drags Race and Fashions in the Desert held on one of the mornings of the Bash, dashed off the start line in 2016 with around 150 participants. This fun and colourful event has grown over the years, and in 2022 over 800 drag queens took part in the annual Drag Race which starts atop Big Red and sees participants race down the 40 metre high dune in a flurry of feathers and sequins (and even some in high heels!) crossing the finish line in the centre of the event plaza; a spectacular sight not to be missed! The hilarious Fashions in the Desert parade follows, and the winners are the fastest and best dressed kings and queens. Proceeds from entry fees go to the RFDS, and many drag queens are not shy when it comes to rattling a donation tin either!
The Big Red Bash is also very proud to hold The Australian Book Of Records title for the Biggest Nutbush Dance World Record. The attempt has taken place since 2018, and the current record made in 2022 stands at 4,084 Nutbush dancers kicking up red dust and having a boot scootin’ good time! Entry fees to the record attempt go to the RFDS.