Camp Quality Convoy Illawarra raises more than $1m

Trucking companies play big role in helping Camp Quality Convoy reach a final fundraising tally of $1.1 million

November 22, 2013

Generous companies have played a big hand in helping the Illawarra region’s Camp Quality Convoy raise more than $1 million.

Bill White from Camp Quality announced a final tally of $1.1 million from the November 17 event, which is in its ninth year.

All funds raised go directly to Camp Quality Illawarra, which brightens the lives of kids with cancer by bringing hope and happiness to them and their families.

Open to all truckies and motorbike enthusiasts who pay a $30 donation upon registering, this year’s convoy was made up of 780 trucks and 872 motorbikes.

Entrants travelled 70km from Illawarra Coal’s West Cliff Colliery at Appin to the Croome Road Sporting Complex in Albion Park Rail.

Coastal Windows placed a winning bid of $114,000 to be the lead truck in the convoy. Owner Rob Starcic also donated a $120,000 cheque to Camp Quality.

McMahons Transport nabbed the second spot in the convoy with a $102,640.80 donation, followed by MJ Rowles with a $102,500 bid.

Enhance Fuels was fourth in line with a donation of $67,000 and Ross Transport also bid $54,000.

Fastway Couriers, Riviera Pools and In Sight Landscapes shared the first spot in the motorbike convoy after making a winning donation of $10,000.

The money raised at this year’s event means that $4.4 million has been raised for Camp Quality since the inaugural event in 2005.

The fundraising event included performances from Guy Sebastian, Damien Leith, Bella Ferraro and local artist Sean Emmett.

A half an hour documentary about the Camp Quality Convoy is due to air on the WIN Network at 4pm on November 30.

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