3 November 2017

Record number of trucks tipped for Convoy for Kids

| John Thistleton
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More than 200 trucks and vehicles are expected to drive in the Goulburn Convoy for Kids, a record number for the event on Saturday, November 11.

Last year the Convoy raised more than $63,000 to support local children with cancer, terminal illness and permanent disabilities. All the money raised is distributed within the Goulburn community.

The number of trucks participating is expected to surpass that of last year, with money raised to follow suite. The annual auction for the spot of lead truck, which last year raised $21,000 alone, will be hotly contested.

Assembling at the Gateway service station on Common Street at 10 am, the Convoy will make its way through Auburn Street and then out to the Goulburn Recreation Area, with the best spectator vantage points along Lagoon Street, Auburn Street and Mundy Street.

The convoy culminates in a day long carnival at the Goulburn Recreation Area where the public can view the trucks, enjoy market stalls, live performances and a truck pull competition. Entertainment for children will include a jumping castle, rock climbing and pedal karts.

President of Convoy for Kids Goulburn Bryan Webb says, “We never know how many trucks we are going to have until they turn up but we are expecting the number to grow again this year.

“We are also expecting to see a large number of trucks coming from outside the local area from as far as Sydney and Yass”, Mr Webb says.

“Since the new committee took over about five years ago we have experienced major growth of the Convoy and have been overwhelmed with support from local businesses and the community. It’s great that we have been able to support so many local children and their families with much needed medical treatments.”

Once again the Gateway Service Station will donate $5000 of diesel to the winner of the leading truck.

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