Over 100 trucks, hot rods, classic cars, three motorcycles and a NETS NSW Ambulance rolled from Sydney Dragway to Hawkesbury Showground at Clarendon for the 32nd Convoy for Kids Sydney, on Sunday, October 30.
Mark Smallwood, president of the Convoy for Kids Sydney, was thrilled with the turnout from truckies and the money raised for the Newborn and Paedriatric Emergency Transport Service – NETS NSW.
“A great Sydney day, an early start and we know that after everything we have all been through, truckies are still caring for kids, wanting to be part of the convoy,” said Smallwood.
“Small fleet owners were enthusiastic and brought in their staff and trucks in great numbers. There were plenty of classic vehicles on the road for the day, and even an old Sydney double decker bus. The Convoy for Kids committee is thrilled so many wanted to take part, and next year more are also welcome.”
Convoy for Kids Sydney have been raising funds for the NETS NSW Ambulance service for many years.
Nets NSW themselves say that one in 49 children will use their service sometime during their childhood. NETS Services an area of 815,810 square kilometres across both rural and metropolitan areas of NSW and the ACT.
“NETS NSW relies on community support to maintain and renew the equipment and the ambulances they use,” added Smallwood.
“Convoy for Kids earlier this year purchased an electric trolley which carries the transport system for sick children on planes, and on the road in a NETS ambulance. Truckies are happy to help NETS NSW with their shopping list.”
Convoy for Kids Sydney will return at the end of October in 2023, and organisers are putting out the call for sponsors who can help build the funds raised for the NETS NSW Ambulance Service.
2022 sponsors and supporters
Winston Express Haulage
Transport Workers’ Union NSW
Gilbert and Roach
I’m In The Right – Accident Replacement Vehicles
- Grab your free copy of the November 11 print issue of Big Rigs for more convoy photos from the day.