May date for Townsville charity convoy


Convoy For The Cure returns to the month of May with funds being directed into brain cancer research in children

May date for Townsville charity convoy
A 1985 Scania 112H will take the role of People's Truck at this year's Convoy for the Cure in Townsville. Photo: Facebook

 

One of Australia’s largest charity convoys, and the biggest in north Queensland, is back on to its regular slot following COVID-19 restrictions in 2020. The Convoy For The Cure, sponsored by Brown & Hurley, will take place in Townsville on May 30.

"Last year the event moved simply to due to COVID-19 issues, but this year we are moving back to its traditional month of May," says convoy director Todd Martin.

Now in its fifth year, Convoy For The Cure participants are requested to pay san entry fee with all proceeds going to the local charity, The Cure Starts Now.

Convoy registration is $100 per truck and $50 per motorcycle. However, individuals and companies are encouraged to bid for the lead truck position. In 2018, more than $20,000 was raised by Longpocket Earthmoving for the right to lead the convoy.

In addition the 2021 ‘People’s Truck’, a refurbished 1985 Scania 112H, will cater for those who don’t have a trucking connection and wish take part in this worthy cause. An on-line entry portal is available for those who wish to leave a positive message, while business owners are encouraged to have their logo added to the Scania’s tipper.

"The good people in our community come together with one aim to find a cure for a disease that doesn’t stop during COVID and neither will we in our efforts to beat cancer," says The Cure Starts Now director Ren Pedersen, who lost his daughter Amy to brain cancer in 2009.

The revised 2021 route will start at 9am on Sunday, May 30 from Webb Drive in the Townsville suburb of Mount St John, then left along Ingham Rd, right onto Duckworth St, then Dalyrumple Rd, Thuringowa Drive, Riverway Drive, arriving at Ross Dam Park. There is a turnaround down Hammond Way for those not continuing to Ross Dam Park.

Radio station Power 100 will broadcast the convoy live with thousands expected to line the streets to witness over 200 trucks and 100 motorcycles along the route.

Click here for further information on Convoy For The Cure.

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