Big smiles at Newcastle convoy


One special three-year-old was the star of the show at this year's Newcastle & Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day

Big smiles at Newcastle convoy
Big smiles at Newcastle convoy
By Greg Bush | November 21, 2013

Three year old Thomas Newman was a special guest at this year’s Newcastle & Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day, the 20th running of the event.

As well as enjoying the sight of the parade of trucks, Thomas has an affinity with helicopters, especially the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service, the recipient of charity funds raised from Newcastle’s big trucking day.

Back in 2010 when only three weeks old, Thomas required urgent medical attention. A Westpac helicopter was despatched to Port Macquarie, flying him to Newcastle’s John Hunter hospital.

Thomas is now fit and well, but his story is a testament to the importance of the Westpac Helicopter Rescue Service to the region.

Thomas rode in one of the more than 100 trucks and utes which took part in the Newcastle Road Transport Awareness Day convoy on November 3, which travelled from the Sandgate fruit markets to Newcastle’s Foreshore Park.

To read more about Thomas Newman and the Newcastle & Hunter Road Transport Awareness Day, see the four page pictorial special in the December issue of Owner//Driver. Click here to secure your copy.





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