Camp Quality Geelong Convoy brings hope


The annual Camp Quality Geelong Convoy is set for 16 February, uniting the transport industry to give kids facing cancer the chance to be kids again.

Camp Quality Geelong Convoy brings hope
Camp Quality Geelong Convoy runs 16 February

The convoy is expected to raise $80,000 with 200 truck and motorbike entrants, led by the highest fundraising team along a 50km loop beginning and ending at Richie Bro’s auction house.

Geelong mother, Jess Pobjoy, knows how fundraising events such as Convoy help children facing a cancer diagnosis. Her daughter, Olive, was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma when she was just four years old.

"The Camp Quality Puppets helped Olive to talk and laugh and smile in hospital even when she hadn’t for days," Jess said.

"Camp Quality brought joy into her life at the darkest time."

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Recently appointed Camp Quality CEO Deborah Thomas will be attending the convoy in the lead truck alongside Vera Entwistle, who founded Camp Quality in 1984.

"Camp Quality is funded almost entirely off the generosity of everyday Australians and so many kids just like Olive have received the support they needed because of our Convoy entrants and sponsors,"  Thomas said. 

"It’s kids like Olive that inspire Convoy participants to unite and hit their fundraising goals year after year. We sincerely thank everyone involved for their time and generosity."

Camp Quality Convoy is supported by principle partner Viva Energy, as well as sponsors Ritchie Bros Auction House, MC Labour and Bay FM/Kick FM.

For more information or to enter or support a team visit http://bit.ly/2OeCkYB

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