Trucks aplenty at Camp Quality Victoria Convoy


Camp Quality Convoy 5 Just Fuel Petroleum's Kenworth had the honour of being the lead truck Camp Quality Convoy 5
Camp Quality Convoy 3 The Wettenhalls fleet was lined up and ready to roll Camp Quality Convoy 3
Camp Quality Convoy 2 Drivers gathered at Avalon Airport before the convoy Camp Quality Convoy 2
Camp Quality Convoy 1 One of the Camp Quality puppets supporting the convoy Camp Quality Convoy 1
Camp Quality Convoy 6 Truckline's Casey Stewart. Her family has experienced their own childhood cancer tragedy Camp Quality Convoy 6

Camp Quality Victoria Convoy’s return has raised much needed funds for the children’s charity

 

Hundreds of trucks and motorbikes hit the road in southern Victoria on Sunday, April 7, to raise money for children’s charity Camp Quality.

The vehicles drove in convoy through the streets of Geelong, culminating in a Show & Shine event at Avalon Airport.

Aftermarket truck and trailer parts supplier Truckline joined principal partner Viva Energy in sponsoring the event, helping Camp Quality to bring laughter and optimism to children growing up with cancer, while giving their families are morale boost.

For Truckline’s territory business manager (Vic/Tas) Casey Stewart, this event holds special meaning for her and her family, after sadly losing her niece to childhood cancer at just five years of age.

"It’s been a wonderful day with drivers, riders and members of the public coming together to raise money for Camp Quality," Casey says.

"I’m proud that Truckline has again supported this event. It was a terrible tragedy for my family when we lost my niece and I know the value of supporting other families living with cancer.

"Camp Quality is an incredible organisation that does so much for children growing up with cancer and their families. The programs and services offered to these children and their parents and siblings have a lasting impact and are such a great help through such a difficult time."

Camp Quality state manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall acknowledged that continued support from Viva Energy, Truckline and other sponsors ensured a successful event that focused on raising as much money as possible.

"More than 120 trucks and motorbikes participated today and, thanks to the support from our sponsors, we can ensure all funds raised will directly help children aged 0-13 impacted by cancer.

"Whether it is their own diagnosis or someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad, we are there for them through the daily ups and downs of cancer.

"We create opportunities for the kids to be kids again: in-hospital, at home, at school and away from it all," Kendra says.

While the exact figure of funds raised is yet to be finalised, Kendra says the signs pointed to a great day.

"Over $50,000 was generated across all the different ways that the community supported us – whether via the generosity of our principal sponsor, registrations, auctions and on the day activities.

"The drivers and rides also contributed considerably themselves through their family and friend supporting their participation.

"This goes a long way to allowing us to provide children the opportunity to participate in our program and services."

 

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