Convoy details announced for fight against cancer

February 12, 2024 BY

Rodney Light (middle-right) and the Colac Convoy Brats were awarded winners of the Lead Truck in 2023 after raising over $29,000. Who will earn the honour in 2024? Photo: SUPPLIED

ALMOST 200 trucks will roll through Geelong on February 18 as part of the ninth annual Camp Quality Convoy Geelong, raising funds for children and their families affected by cancer.

The 43km route starts and finishes at Beckley Park at 9am, first travelling along the Geelong Ring Road before turning off in Waurn Ponds.

The convoy will move down the Princes Highway and onto Latrobe Terrace, passing Belmont. It will then return north through the heart of Geelong until it arrives back at Beckley Park.

Camp Quality general manager of revenue Sandie Hall said the convoy was one of the biggest motoring events in the country.

“Convoy Geelong is an inspiring event that has been raising funds for kids and families impacted by cancer for nine years.

“Funds raised by Geelong Convoy go towards providing life-changing programs and services in hospitals, at school, online and away from it all on camps and family retreats.

“Every year, the trucking community truly turn up with huge support for this event.

“The day is filled with fun, excitement and laughter all while raising vital funds that change the cancer story for kids and their families going through the trauma of cancer.”

Convoy Geelong hit $100,000 raised for 2024 on Tuesday this week.

Camp Quality has dedicated its mission to assisting children and families affect by cancer for more than 40 years. The organisation caters to children aged from birth to 15 years of age.

Services and programs assist families affected by cancer to build optimism and resilience by fostering supportive communities and giving families the chance to reconnect following hospital treatment at Camp Quality’s family retreats.

Camp Quality also offers digital resources and counselling.

Camp Quality’s Convoy Geelong encourages any residents or out-of-Geelong visitors to drive a truck or motorbike to show their support for the initiative.

For more information on Camp Quality and Convoy Geelong, click HERE