HONK HONK! Geelong Convoy Did Something Pretty Amazing This Year
Last Sunday 16th February, the annual fundraising event ‘Camp Quality Geelong Convoy’ united the Geelong transport industry to give kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again.
All up, the event raised an awesome $60,000 and counting with help from the 200 truck and motorbike entrants. This means that 24 Victorian families will get the chance to go on a Family Camp in 2020 and have a needed and deserved break from cancer.
The colossal convoy was led by the highest fundraising team, proudly displaying the coveted “lead truck” banner. The entire event travelled in a 50km loop from Richie Bro’s auction house and ends back where it began for a show and shine day.
Geelong mother, Jess Pobjoy knows how fundraising events such as Convoy help children facing a cancer diagnosis. Her daughter Olive was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma when she was just four years old. Jess says “the Camp Quality Puppets helped Olive to talk and laugh and smile in hospital even when she hadn’t for days. Camp Quality brought joy into her life at the darkest time.”
Deborah Thomas, recently appointed Camp Quality CEO, also showed her support, attending as her first fundraising event alongside Camp Quality founder, Vera Entwistle. The pair rode in one of the lead trucks and were so thrilled to join in the fun.
“Camp Quality is funded almost entirely off the generosity of everyday Australians and so many kids just like Olive have received the support they needed because of our Convoy entrants and sponsors,” Deborah says. “It’s kids like Olive that inspire Convoy participants to unite and hit their fundraising goals year after year. We sincerely thank everyone involved for their time and generosity.”
Camp Quality Convoy was made possible by principle partner Viva Energy as well as sponsors Ritchie Bros Auction House, MC Labour and bay 93.9.
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