What is that?
Well... every year, the Illawarra has a truck convoy. This year, on the 17th of November, people will line the streets of the Illawarra as hundreds and hundreds of bikes, then trucks, roll through the suburbs.
Everyone cheers, knowing each bike and truck has paid a significant amount of money to Camp Quality, for the honour of taking part in the truck convoy.
Horns are blasted and people cheer and cry.
Money is raised for children living with cancer.
Dexter is one of those kids.
Though cleared in January this year (of hepatoblastoma/liver cancer), Dexter will be closely monitored for at least 5 years, to ensure a cancer does not return.
One truck in the convoy is the People's Truck, donated to the people by the amazing McMahon family. They collect names of businesses and names of people, which are then sign-written on their B double truck. These names, business logos and websites remain on the side of the truck for a year, as McMahons Transport trucks drive across the state.
All donations to the People's Truck are tax deductible, with receipts being issued through Camp Quality.
This year, we are using Dexter to promote the People's Truck and the i98 Camp Quality truck convoy. We are asking people to add their name to the Truck as a 'Dexter's Mate'.
So far, this idea has been embraced and we have collected 133 names. They will be sign-written on the Truck below Dexter's.
Through this idea, we have raised over $3000 for Camp Quality.
Most of the names we've collected are new to the Truck, with many coming from areas outside of the Illawarra. Thank you!
We're so proud and thankful that so many people have supported our idea. It will feel incredible, knowing we have been able to pass this money back to Camp Quality, though the People's Truck and our Dexter's Mates idea.
To become a Dexter's Mate, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the bank details. We will fill out the registration form, the same used by the People's Truck volunteers, and pass your money to Camp Quality, through the Truck. The money will be passed on in total and tax receipts will be issued in November.
We have 133 Dexter's Mates.
We'd love to collect 200 names... and only have three weeks left!
Convoy is November 17th and we will be posting stories and photos after the day.
Please spread the word.
Help us help the People's Truck...
Help the People's Truck help Camp Quality.
Names = $20 per person
Business names = $100
Business logos = $300
Business websites and logos = $500
Donate $1000 or more, and your business will be highly advertised!
Great advertising... great cause... tax deductible.
Read more about Dexter's cancer journey here.
Read more about the People's Truck here.
Watch a video about the People's Truck here.
Visit the Dexter's Mates website here.
Visit the People's Truck's website here.
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