The 2016 Brisbane Convoy for Kids saw hundreds of trucks leave Heathwood bound for Redcliffe Showgrounds where rides and entertainment awaited.
The 2016 Brisbane Convoy for Kids saw hundreds of trucks leave Heathwood bound for Redcliffe Showgrounds where rides and entertainment awaited.

Cracker convoy earns $20k to help sick kids

THIS year 266 trucks, 46 utes and two buses took part in the Brisbane Convoy for Kids.

More than $20,000 was raised for Hummingbird House, however this could increase as the final tally was not counted by the time of print deadline.

Organisers said convoy numbers were up on last year.

Fearless was unveiled at the starting point with owner Andrew "Scuzzy" McSweeny explaining that the truck was named in honour of the kids of Hummingbird House, who face life with a fearless attitude.

Fearless had place of honour at the event right next to the stage for all to see. Those who stayed had a fantastic day with lots of free rides, petting zoo, kids activities and a main stage that was busy all day and night.

Hummingbird House is Queensland's only children's hospice, which officially opened on October 7 and provides world-class respite and end of life care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Previously, Queensland families have had to travel interstate for palliative and respite care.

Hummingbird House is Australia's third children's hospice servicing a population of 23 million.

In stark comparison, the UK has 53 children's hospices servicing a 63 million population.

 

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