The third annual Camp Quality Convoy Victoria will be held on Sunday 30 April, with the goal to raise funds to help send 150 Victorian kids growing up with cancer on Camp Quality camps in 2017.
Organisers expect hundreds of trucks and motorbikes to travel the route from Avalon Airport, Lara, to Tabcorp Park, Melton, culminating in a Family Fun Day with ambassador, Brownlow medallist Tony Liberatore.
Cheering on the huge convoy of trucks and bikes will be Vid Jelo and Claire Stubbs, along with their daughters Katherine (3) and Rosie (5), who know first-hand how important Camp Quality is to families impacted by cancer.
“Our daughter Katie was only 18 months when she was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis and doctors found tumours behind her left eye. Our family was devastated when we learned about Katie’s tumours,” said mum Claire.
“Camp Quality was there for us through it all. The Family Camp at Anglesea was an unforgettable experience. It was so good to get away and be with other families who understand what you are going through, as well as having a great time. The wonderful Camp Quality volunteers and staff take charge and take care of the kids, giving the parents a much-needed break. Katie and Rosie can’t wait until they’re old enough for Kids’ Camps.
“We’d like to thank all the trucks and bikes raising money through the Convoy from the bottom of our hearts for the difference they are making to families like ours by giving them the chance to go to camp.”
Camp Quality Fundraising Specialist for Victoria and Tasmania, Jo McKeown, said the support from sponsors including Avalon Airport, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, Tabcorp Park, Truckline and Power Torque enable the event to raise as much money as possible.
“Having corporate sponsors means we can put all of the funds raised into giving Victorian kids impacted by cancer every opportunity to thrive,” she said.
The Convoy will start from Avalon Airport at 9.30am, and arrive at Tabcorp Park from 10.30am. Entry is free – with an option of a gold coin donation – and there will be live entertainment, display vehicles, raffles, silent auction, kids’ activities and food vans. The day wraps up at 2.30pm.