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Convoy Rolls Into Town

Story: Donna Roberts | Photo: Shutter Shock Photography
Sep 18, 2019
Convoy Rolls Into Town
Don some blue clothes, wave some streamers and welcome the vehicles participating in this year’s Brisbane Convoy for Kids.

The 10th anniversary promises to be a special event, as always, raising much-needed funds for Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice.

Leanne Dinning, treasurer of Brisbane Convoy for Kids, is excited about their 10th anniversary event.

“We had our first run in 2010 with 112 trucks and utes making [their] way to Redcliffe Showgrounds,” Leanne said.

“Last year saw a massive 547 trucks plus utes, buses, bikes, and even a couple of campervans joined in.

“This year we are expecting a significant increase in the convoy numbers to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary.”

Convoy for Kids began in Australia over 30 years ago, with the first-ever convoy being held in Brisbane.

The event has since spread to all Australian states as well as overseas.

“The basic concept of convoy for kids has not changed – it is still a group of truckies and transport-related people getting together to raise funds for kids who are less fortunate,” Leanne said.

This truly spectacular sight will pass along the Redcliffe foreshore and into the Redcliffe Showgrounds.

Members of the public are encouraged to find a spot along the foreshore or Oxley Avenue to watch the convoy go past.

“The drivers particularly love the signs along the way,” Leanne said.

“Their only payment is seeing the spectators along the way waving and cheering. This year’s colour is royal blue, for those spectators who want to dress up or make a sign.”

Once the convoy has completed its route, the party will kick on at Redcliffe Showgrounds and families are encouraged to attend and take part in the entertainment on offer.

“[You can] inspect the trucks more closely as well as enjoy the free rides, animal petting zoo and entertainment,” Leanne said.

Further information about getting involved in or attending the event can be found at www.brisbaneconvoyforkids.c... or follow their Facebook page.

Brisbane Convoy for Kids
Saturday 2 November
Redcliffe Showgrounds
Tickets: $30 Family, $15 Adult, $10 Concession, $5 Child (under 4 free).
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