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A Truckin’ Good Cause!

Story: Redcliffe Guide
Sep 25, 2018
A Truckin’ Good Cause!
See the big rigs line up to support children with life-limiting conditions and their families, when the 9th annual Brisbane Convoy for Kids rolls into Redcliffe on 3rd November.

All money raised from this year’s event, which starts at Forest Lake and finishes with a Family Fun Day at the Redcliffe Showgrounds, will be donated to Hummingbird House. This hospice in Chermside provides end-of-life care, support, moments and memories to kids who need it and their families.

Steven Rowley, President of the Brisbane Convoy for Kids executive committee, has seen the event grow over the time that he has been involved. “It’s grown hugely over the last couple of years and last year was amazing; we managed to donate $40,000, and we are hoping to raise more money with an even bigger event this year,” Steven says. “There were 420 trucks and 40 other vehicles in 2017, and we’re aiming for more than 500 trucks this year.”

The convoy will reach the Deagon Deviation between 9:30 and 10am before following the foreshore towards the showgrounds. People are encouraged to wear the theme colour of jade, and line the foreshore to watch the spectacular sight of up to 10km of pristine trucks, utes, vintage cars and motorcycles passing by.      

Everyone is welcome at the Family Fun Day from around noon. The huge Truck and Ute Show will be the main attraction, and visitors can also enjoy free rides, a licensed bar, food trucks, auctions, market stalls, live local entertainment and a fireworks display in the evening!

General Manager of Hummingbird House, Dr Fiona Hawthorne, says, “The convoy of rigs and utes and cars is magnificent. The fundraising has helped us provide care for over 3,700 families who live with and love a child with a life limiting condition.”

To find out more about the event or to register your truck or vehicle to participate, go to
www.brisbaneconvoyforkids.c... or check out facebook.com/BrisbaneConvoyForKids. Or just head down to the Redcliffe Showgrounds for a great day out supporting a truckin’ good cause!

Family Fun Day
12pm at the Redcliffe Showgrounds
$30 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 kids)
$15 Adults
$5(Under  4's Free)
$10 Concession
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