After two years of adapted convoy events, Convoy For Kids Goulburn will take place later this year in its entirety, with the return of the event’s carnival day and a Guinness World Record attempt.
Convoy For Kids Goulburn was started in 1999, with the principal objective being to provide support for local children with cancer, terminal illness and permanent disabilities, by providing financial assistance to the families of such children with special needs.
The charity continues to be run by local volunteers, and all funds raised are distributed within the local community.
“The committee has assisted families in a myriad of ways over the years and have always maintained an attitude for doing the most we can, for those we can. Like any charity we also face our battles. Covid has impacted us somewhat over the last two years, but we certainly didn’t let that deter us from our fundraising efforts. More than anything, we want to get the word out there about our services, so that we may help more families in need,” said Convoy for Kids Goulburn organisers.
“Typically, our fundraising efforts have enabled us to provide financial assistance to families by way of reimbursement for fuel and medical expenses pertaining to treatment; vehicle and equipment purchases and/or alterations to assist with mobility concerns; assistance with costs for other essential medical equipment, specific to a child’s needs; accommodation and chemist bill support, and the list goes on.
“Our major source of fundraising is the annual Convoy Day involving trucks and vehicles from the local trucking community. We are really looking for their support this year.”
The Convoy will depart from 12pm on Saturday November 19, 2022, and will conclude at the Goulburn Showground, where the Twilight Carnival will take place.
Convoy For Kids Goulburn will be making a Guinness World Record attempt for the longest parade of trucks this year. Organisers say its a massive venture but they are very excited for the challenge. To achieve their aim of the longest parade of trucks, they are seeking a record number of truck entries.
The Twilight Carnival will also feature show rides for the kids, entertainment, and market and food stalls; along with appearances by Bluey and Bingo.
“We do this for the kids, so our carnival day should be about the kids. Kids under 18 enter free and have access to all rides, entertainment and other amusements. We felt this was a good way to give back to the community and make it a fun-filled, affordable day for all,” added organisers.
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