Truckies hit the road in support of children’s charity

Colac truckies and their supporters drove their heavy haulers through Colac and to the Lake Colac foreshore on Saturday, to support children affected by cancer.

Nine lorries have lumbered down Colac’s main drag to raise money and awareness for children affected by cancer.

Colac truckie Phillip Garrett participated in the Camp Quality at Geelong earlier this year and wanted to continue raising cash for the charity closer to home.

He arranged for his driving mates to drive their trucks through Murray Street last week and said everyone was eager to chip in and help such a good cause.

“It’s all to help the little kids. Camp quality are blown away, they said ‘good on you for a little country town to get in, have a crack and have a go at it’,” he said.

“We’re blown away with the support.”

Mr Garrett will help organise trivia nights, dinners and auctions for goods donated by local businesses in Colac to contribute to fundraising efforts.

He said he was grateful to local businesses for the donations and to transport companies for their co-operation in organising the convoy.

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