VIDEO: CQ Convoy Family Fun Day welcomes hundreds
FOR a little boy who loves cars, yesterday's CQ Convoy Family Fun Day fundraiser was a dream come true.
David Andrews and his 18-month-old son Zackary were checking out the sights at the second CQ Convoy event at Paradise Lagoons.
The event began at the CQUniversity campus at 8.30am, where the 100-plus vehicle convoy then made its way to the fun day fundraiser.
Proud father David said little Zackary was as into trucks as any experienced rev-head.
"We thought we would come because our son loves trucks, we thought it would be enjoyable for him," David said.
"He was overwhelmed to say the least when they went past."
It was the second year the event had graced Paradise Lagoons, and welcomed an estimated 138 registered trucks and several hundred attendees.
Funds raised yesterday will go towards pediatric facilities across Central Queensland including the Mt Morgan Hospital, Gladstone Hospital and the Royal Flying Doctors.
Organiser and CQ Convoy president Steve Latimer said it was fantastic to see the community get behind the idea.
The manager of CQ Heavy Towing said his history with trucks fed into his passion for the event.
"About eight years ago, I actually came up with the idea and did the hard work... now we have become a corporation and registered charity," he said.
"We are probably estimating we will get around $30,000-plus.
"It will definitely be an annual event, as long as we can keep people attending."
Steve credited social media for providing the platform he needed to spread the word about CQ Convoy.
Money raised in 2014 went to:
Emerald Hospital's pediatric services ($25,000)