Western Suburbs Weekly - - Weekly Life - Tyler Brown

FOOD trucks rolled in to Perth last week­end for the re­turn of TruckStop.

The free tour­ing event was launched at Whit­fords Nodes in Hil­larys on Jan­uary 28 and 29 be­fore head­ing to St Jerome’s Laneway Fes­ti­val in Fre­man­tle, Point Wal­ter Re­serve and Perry Lakes in Fe­bru­ary.

At each lo­ca­tion, TruckStop will cel­e­brate home­grown and lo­cally pro­duced street food, craft beer and cider, bou­tique wine, live mu­sic and lo­cal artists, along with a range of chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

The rov­ing eater­ies will also fea­ture a retro road­house fit-out with be­spoke and up­cy­cled furniture and decor and plenty of grassed ar­eas for pic­nic blan­kets.

Town of Cam­bridge Mayor Keri Shannon said she was pleased to wel­come back TruckStop, which en­joyed a suc­cess­ful se­ries of nights in 2016.

She said the “re­laxed bush­land set­ting of Perry Lakes Re­serve” was “sure to ig­nite taste buds with its tasty of­fer­ings”.

This year, TruckStop or­gan­is­ers Sun­set Events have part­nered with the Perth Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Foun­da­tion, with gold-coin do­na­tion tins at each event.

Funds raised will go to­wards a pro­gram that pro­vides de­vel­op­ment ses­sions for chil­dren who have gone through re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

These ses­sions are held at school or at home so the health pro­mo­tion trainer can adapt the ses­sions to fit in with their life­style and en­vi­ron­ment.

PCHF chief ex­ec­u­tive Denys Pearce said the foun­da­tion was “im­mensely grate­ful” for the sup­port from TruckStop.

“The funds raised will make a huge dif­fer­ence to the thou­sands of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies who de­pend on Princess Mar­garet Hos­pi­tal,” he said.

TruckStop will be at St Jerome’s Laneway Fes­ti­val in Fre­man­tle on Fe­bru­ary 5, Point Wal­ter Re­serve on Fe­bru­ary 11 and 12 and Perry Lakes on Fe­bru­ary 18 and 19.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt d464460

Macken­zie Cor­ri­gan (front) with Jesse Mor­gan.

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