It hasn’t been an easy ride for 17-year-old truck fan Sebastian Martino. As he prepares to graduate from Year 12 at Miller Technology High School, his proud mum Callie Hume wants to make his wish of arriving to his formal in a truck come true – but that wish has gone up a few notches, with Sebastian’s Formal Convoy set up to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney.
A 17-year-old from the Sunshine Coast is making some big plans for the year ahead. He and his Chamberlain 9G tractor are set to embark on a 13,500km journey across Australia in a mammoth fundraising effort for three charities: Lights on the Hill Trucking Memorial, the Royal Flying Doctors Service and Dolly’s Dream.
This Sunday 27 September, almost 200 trucks and 50 motorbikes will come together for Townsville’s annual Convoy for a Cure, to raise funds for vital research into childhood cancer.
When a Victorian truckie collapsed while working in Brisbane, ending up in an induced coma in ICU, a Go Fund Me page was set up so his wife could be by his side. Over $12,000 has now been raised – and counting.