Townsville Convoy for Kids
MORE than 160 trucks participated in the Townsville Convoy For Kids on May 21 which raised in excess of $40,000 to help sick children.
This year's event was entitled "Convoy For The Cure” and funds raised went to research into paediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma or DIPG, a deadly and aggressive form of brain tumour.
It was held by the organisation 'The Cure Starts Now' which was founded by local Ren Pedersen after his nine-year-old daughter died of the disease in 2009.
The convoy commenced at 9am at Webb Drive the Bohle and headed along Ingham Road, Charters Towers Road and Ross River Road.
The 22km route ended at Macas Restaurant on the corner of Allambie Lane in the suburb of the Upper Ross and the trucks and almost 100 motorbikes then parked behind the Wildcatz Indoor Sporting Arena in Thuringowa Central.
Big Rigs snapped pics along the route and the trucks pomped their horns as thousands lined the streets.
At the parking area a big crowd congregated and awards were presented by MC's Minty and Todd Martin.
Mr Petersen told Big Rigs he was delighted with the turnout and praised the road transport industry.
"This has been amazing and shows how kind hearted trucking people are,” he said.