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Convoy for cancer ruffling feathers and raising money

By johnboy - 2 February 2013 28

Threepaws has sent in some video and pictures of the Convoy for Cancer which has been exciting those portions of the media who’s lips move when they reas.

On facebook and twitter I’m sensing some anger from Tuggeranonites over the noise.

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28 Responses to
Convoy for cancer ruffling feathers and raising money
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Girt_Hindrance 1:18 pm
02 Feb 13
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Caught about 45 mins of horns and sirens from our place. Just ended up putting some industrial earmuffs on and going about my day.
Glad they’re raising money and awareness for a good cause, much better to hear than the usual clowns doing burnouts in the area.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 3:37 pm
02 Feb 13
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What sort of pos whines about peeps fundraising for cancer?

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SN1970 4:33 pm
02 Feb 13
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I thought I had missed it today as we had a party to go to but heard the noise, jumped in the car & watched from the side off the road.
Thank you everyone it was awesome my kids loved it.
And all for a great cause

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Jethro 5:13 pm
02 Feb 13
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Isn’t truck exhaust carcinogenic?

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Girt_Hindrance 5:22 pm
02 Feb 13
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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

What sort of pos whines about peeps fundraising for cancer?

Reminds me of the local shops putting up signs on their flowers for sale- “Support Breast Cancer”.
I explained to the lady that no one wants to support something that kills many Women and some Men, that she should tack ‘research’ or ‘awareness’ onto the sign… Lady turned pink when she worked out what I meant.
Good ol’ Woolies…

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KB1971 6:32 pm
02 Feb 13
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Its a pity the support for the motorcycle portion of the convoy was ignored, we used to do it every year until the organizers didn’t care about them.

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muntychops 9:07 pm
02 Feb 13
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KB1971 said :

Its a pity the support for the motorcycle portion of the convoy was ignored, we used to do it every year until the organizers didn’t care about them.

I heard great support for them on 104.7 this week and at the event today. Great scenes and yeah the NIMBY’s complaining of the noise would be the 1st lining up for help from the group if someone they loved was stricken down with this vile disease.

Gotta love the 1% of whingers

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VicePope 10:06 pm
02 Feb 13
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Saw it, heard it, waited through it. Raising money for a good cause is a really good thing for which we should all be admiring and grateful.
Blowing horns about it is a bit tiresome. Blasting out massive amounts of truck exhaust may or may not be unhealthy for those nearby.
I stand ready to be called a killjoy and the fun police etc.

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BelcoMan 11:16 pm
02 Feb 13
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KB1971 said :

Its a pity the support for the motorcycle portion of the convoy was ignored, we used to do it every year until the organizers didn’t care about them.

There are 2 fantastic events for motorcyclists in the MRA Toy Run and the MRA Blanket Run. I agree with you that it is a bit disappointing as a motorcyclist when you go to support an event and are seen as an afterthought or add-on.

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what_the 7:35 am
03 Feb 13
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I scored the highest run total ever when the convoy was going past a few years back.

Canberrans can really be whinging bastards. Just proves to me that people who really have nothing to complain about will always have something to conplain about.

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grunge_hippy 9:29 am
03 Feb 13
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Didn’t it used to run through Queanbeyan instead or is that a different convoy?

We heard the horns as we exited the Hyper D, thinking it was a brass band playing somewhere with the wind distorting the music. Then we saw the traffic. It all became clear then. There certainly was a truckload of trucks.

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Deckard 9:44 am
03 Feb 13
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what_the said :

Canberrans can really be whinging bastards. Just proves to me that people who really have nothing to complain about will always have something to conplain about.

Like complaining about people complaining?

It would be interesting to know how many people had actually complained about this. To label the entire city whingers when we’ve only had one person that might be against it on this thread, and I wouldn’t have called what they said a whinge.

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Leon 9:52 am
03 Feb 13
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The Convoy for Cancer is apparently run by the ACT-Eden-Monaro Cancer Suppport Group. According to its website, the main service the Group provides is financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. Donations are tax deductible.

Obviously some of the funds raised go to paying their two staff members. From the website, I couldn’t find any information about how much of the funds gets to cancer patients.

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what_the 3:00 pm
03 Feb 13
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Deckard said :

what_the said :

Canberrans can really be whinging bastards. Just proves to me that people who really have nothing to complain about will always have something to conplain about.

Like complaining about people complaining?

It would be interesting to know how many people had actually complained about this. To label the entire city whingers when we’ve only had one person that might be against it on this thread, and I wouldn’t have called what they said a whinge.

Who’s complaining, I made a statement and it was in regards to the twitter senitiment, ie many canberrans. What kind of miserable bastard complains about something like this?

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Mulan 3:15 pm
03 Feb 13
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Leon said :

The Convoy for Cancer is apparently run by the ACT-Eden-Monaro Cancer Suppport Group. According to its website, the main service the Group provides is financial assistance to cancer patients and their families. Donations are tax deductible.

Obviously some of the funds raised go to paying their two staff members. From the website, I couldn’t find any information about how much of the funds gets to cancer patients.

I have had dealings with The ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group over the last few years and know that their staff wages and admin costs are paid by a government grant.
They pride themselves on giving almost all money’s raised back to their patients. I’m guessing with events like the convoy some items and expenses that are not donated need to be paid for.

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