Port Lincoln's Runaway Brides

OPA: Runaway Brides Sandra Lukin, Emma Pedler and Deb White prepare for their upcoming 'Greek Feast' fundraiser. Photo: Jarrad Delaney

OPA: Runaway Brides Sandra Lukin, Emma Pedler and Deb White prepare for their upcoming 'Greek Feast' fundraiser. Photo: Jarrad Delaney

Local SA Variety Bash team Car MLC - The Runaway Brides are back in full swing fundraising with big goals following the challenges of 2020.

Last year saw the Bash postponed due to COVID-19 and ultimately a smaller event was held in November from Kingscote to Glenelg.

The Runaway Brides were among the approximately 300 entrants in last year's event having done a small amount of fundraising from a raffle and a Valentine's Day Ball before COVID hit.

Emma Pedler, who will join fellow brides Sandra Lukin and Deb White, said it was important to raise as much as possible last year as COVID not only affected fundraising, but families across the state who were not able to access needed services and facilities.

"We want to raise as much as we can to put a smile back on their faces," she said.

The Runaway Brides have raised more than $700,000 across 14 years for Variety, which in turn goes to providing equipment and programs for children in need across South Australia.

"We want to put the effort in to make sure Variety has the funds to continue doing what they do," Boss Bride Sandra Lukin said.

Fundraising for 2021 is well underway, which included the 'Brides Bling and the Wedding Crasher' fundraiser at Boston Bay Wines on March 21.

Coming up the Runaway Brides, together with 34 Degrees South will put on the 'A Greek Feast' fundraiser at Coffin Bay Golf Club on April 17 which will include a range of Greek cuisine and plates to break for luck.

Other planned events will include a 'Brides and Beef Baron's Night' at the Grand Tasman Hotel on May 15 and a 'Backstage Bus Tour' on June 12 which will involve three secret venues and three secret bands with limited seating.

More information on events and ticketing can be found on the Variety Bash SA Car MLC (The Runaway Brides) Facebook page.