600 truckies help raise funds for sick kids
NINETY nine percent of truckies have a soft spot for kids, and they came to the table yet again to help raise funds for the Sydney Convoy for Kids.
Convoy secretary Pam King said the day was fabulous, with about 500 to 600 vehicles taking part in the 28th convoy from Huntingwood to Hawkesbury Showground.
"Everyone was happy with the new venue and we got lots of feedback about how great the day was," she said.
The lead truck in the convoy belonged to sponsor Aussie Industries, who had more than 40 vehicles taking part in the event.
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The Sydney Convoy for Kids was started in 1992 by a small dedicated group from the transport industry who had a desire to help sick kids.
The money raised goes towards buying items for The Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service.
"We pick something from their wishlist that we can afford, and we buy it for them with the proceeds of the convoy," she said.
She thanked all the volunteers that helped make the event happen and said plans were already being put in place for next year's event.