Convoy rolls out to raise funds for sick children
IT'S for kids like Nathan Ponting, who lost his sister to neuroblastoma, that CQ Convoy Inc was established.
The five-year-old was one of the people who rolled up their sleeves to take part in the truck and car wash fundraiser held at the North Rockhampton Caltex truck stop on Saturday.
Nathan lost his older sister Hayley in 2012 when she lost her battle with the cancer shortly after her sixth birthday.
Secretary/treasurer of the organisation which was established in March, Megan Cosgrove, said they raised almost $400 for their first fundraiser.
She added that they had big plans in the pipeline.
Megan said the funds raised go towards sick children of Central and West Queensland.
"Everyone knows someone that's been touched by cancer or an illness which is sad enough, but for it to happen to kids, it's just not fair," she said yesterday.
"We've got more fundraising events coming up."
Megan said hospitals in CQ, including Emerald and Gladstone, had a wish list of equipment valued at $70,000 each.