Charity event held for inspiring truckie

By: Michael Cahill

Charity event to be held for truck driver who was shot whilst trying to help a young man outside his home

Charity event held for inspiring truckie
Truck Driver Graeme Hunt

Earlier this year truck driver and union delegate Graeme "Blocka" Hunt was shot in the chest outside of his home whilst trying to come to the aid of a young man. The incident left him unable to walk again, but have also inspired a fundraising event in his honour.

The Aloha Charity Day for Blocka will be held on Saturday November 15 at the Twin Willows Hotel on the Hume Highway in Bass Hill, NSW. The event will be a family affair, with water themed rides, kids activities, dancing, live entertainment and a mega raffle.

Blocka has been a union delegate since 1991, and worked for the various prior incarnations of the transport company Coregas.

Blocka says he was surprised and humbled at the response from the organisers. The NSW Transport Workers Union has come out in support of Blocka, and is urging people to attend.

"Blocka really needs our help and support at this difficult time, so I urge anyone and everyone who can make it on the day to head down and take the family with you," TWU NSW state secretary Wayne Forno says.

Blocka says that he plans to be an advocate for rehabilitation centres, as well as other people less fortunate than himself.

"We need to get behind each other and strive for a better industry," Blocka says.

You can see more information on the event here, and you can also donate to Blocka directly by going here.

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