A big turnout planned for the kids’ con­voy

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TRUCKS are be­ing pol­ished, cos­tumes are be­ing cho­sen and Leanne Din­ning’s house is packed to the brim with ex­cit­ing op­tions for auc­tion.

The Bris­bane Con­voy for Kids is on again and com­mit­tee trea­surer Ms Din­ning is as busy as ever, like the other vol­un­teers work­ing be­hind the scenes to en­sure ev­ery­thing is in place for another huge night at Redcliffe Show­grounds.

“I even have a couch on my lounge room ta­ble ready to be auc­tioned,” she said.

“We are flat-out and have over 60 auc­tion items from lit­tle electrics to fridges, it’s a di­verse auc­tion.

“Other good­ies have filled out my garage.”

Con­voy am­bas­sador Jayne Den­ham is also mak­ing her way to the event, de­spite her busy sched­ule.

The day is set to be full of en­ter­tain­ment, stalls, rides and dis­plays along with two groups of auc­tions.

The first auc­tion takes place at 2pm and the sec­ond at 4.15pm on the main stage.

Pro­ceeds will go to Hum­ming­bird House, a chil­dren’s hospice.

“Any­one who has ever done a tour of Hum­ming­bird House will know why we work to raise money for it,” Ms Din­ning said.

“The fa­cil­ity is just re­mark­able, ser­vices they pro­vide cater to the needs of the fam­i­lies, par­tic­u­larly the emo­tional.”

WHEN: Satur­day, Novem­ber 4

WHERE: Redcliffe Show­grounds.

PRIMED AND SHINED: 2016 saw hun­dreds of trucks leave Heath­wood bound for Redcliffe Show­grounds.

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