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Convoy spread smiles far and wide for kids with cancer



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Issue date: Monday 8th April 2019
 
Convoy spread smiles far and wide for kids with cancer
 
Hundreds of trucks and motorbikes hit the road on Sunday to raise money for children’s charity Camp Quality. The vehicles drove in convoy through the streets of Geelong, culminating in a Show & Shine at Avalon Airport. 
 
Australia’s leading provider of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, Truckline, came on board as a sponsor once again this year, joining principal partner Viva Energy to help Camp Quality bring laughter and optimism to children growing up with cancer, and their families.
 
For Truckline’s Territory Business Manager (VIC/TAS) Casey Stewart, this event holds special meaning for her and her family, after sadly losing her niece to childhood cancer at just five years of age.
 
“It’s been a wonderful day with drivers, riders and members of the public coming together to raise money for Camp Quality. I’m proud that Truckline has again supported this event. It was a terrible tragedy for my family when we lost my niece and I know the value of supporting other families living with cancer,” Casey said.
 
“Camp Quality is an incredible organisation that does so much for children growing up with cancer and their families. The programs and services offered to these children and their parents and siblings have a lasting impact and are such a great help through such a difficult time.”
 
Camp Quality State Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall acknowledged that continued support from Viva Energy, Truckline and other sponsors ensured a successful event that focused on raising as much money as possible.
 
“More than 120 trucks and motorbikes participated today and, thanks to the support from our sponsors, we can ensure all funds raised will directly help children aged 0-13 impacted by cancer. Whether it is their own diagnosis or someone they love, like a brother, sister, mum or dad. We are there for them through the daily ups and downs of cancer. We create opportunities for the kids to be kids again: in-hospital, at home, at school and away from it all.,” Kendra said.
 
While it’s too early to put an exact figure on the funds raised, Kendra said the signs pointed to a great day.
 
“Over $50,000 was generated across all the different ways that the community supported us – whether via the generosity of our principal sponsor, registrations, auctions and on the day activities. The drivers and rides also contributed considerably themselves through their family and friend supporting their participation,” she said.
 
“This goes a long way to allowing us to provide children the opportunity to participate in our program and services,” concluded Kendra.
 
ENDS
 
Interviews are available with Truckline Territory Business Manager (VIC/TAS) Casey Stewart and Camp Quality State Manager for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, Kendra Overall.
 
For further information please contact:
Alison Treloar
Seftons
0422 093 639
Email: Alison.Treloar@seftons.com.au

 
About Truckline
Truckline is Australia’s largest retailer of aftermarket truck and trailer parts, supporting all makes and models of North American, European and Japanese commercial vehicles. During the company’s 60 years servicing the Australian trucking industry, Truckline has built an extensive network of 22 company owned stores nationally, all with warehousing facilities. Owned by CNH Industrial, Truckline sources renowned products from leading suppliers around the world to cater for Australia’s unique conditions and climate. With a catalogue of more than 25,000 competitively priced parts and accessories, Truckline caters for all road transport needs. Whatever the age, make or model of the truck or trailer, Truckline’s highly skilled team is dedicated to providing parts to fulfil each customer’s requirement. Truckline is committed to keeping its customers moving.