Bris­bane Con­voy for Kids

Bling'd Up Trucks - - News - Ar­ti­cle by Daniel Mur­phy

The Bris­bane Con­voy For Kids is a huge event that started five years ago. The event is get­ting big­ger and bet­ter ev­ery year. Last year’s event raised much needed funds for the Red­cliffe and Been­leigh Spe­cial Schools. An auc­tion for Brax­ton’s life sav­ing brain surgery trip to Amer­ica was also held. Dur­ing the day the kids had rides, a pet­ting zoo and one of the ma­jor events, the truck pull. The truck pull this year in­volved two al­most iden­ti­cle Isuzu trucks. Two teams had to verse one another to pull the truck across the fin­ish line. They put some colour­ful char­ac­ters be­hind the wheel of these trucks and the event turned into a com­edy act that will surely be talked about for the next year. Over 240 trucks and over 35 utes along with a bus fol­lowed each other through the gates of the Red­cliffe show­grounds greet­ing the smiles of hun­dreds of spec­ta­tors who en­joyed the site of these big pol­ished up trucks. One of this year’s ma­jor spon­sors, Hast­ing Deer­ings CAT, do­nated equip­ment to help set up and run the event, but they also put eleven client trucks they brought from around Aus­tralia into the con­voy mak­ing a spec­tac­u­lar en­trance into the venue. Nu­mer­ous singers from Jayne Den­ham, Kerry Kennedy and Dou­ble Bar­rel joined other acts to add to the al­ready bright at­mos­phere for the Night Lights Pa­rade and fire­works. The event raised enough to hand over $10,000 to each spe­cial school, and bought a cold cud­dle cot worth over $5,000 for a South East Queens­land Hos­pi­tal.

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