Queensland-based transport company, Followmont Transport, will again be supporting the Brisbane Convoy for Kids this year by providing the Trailer of Hope for the upcoming event on 5 November 2022.
Originally launched in 2019 through the two organisations, the Trailer of Hope is one of the biggest revenue generators for the Brisbane Convoy for Kids fundraising efforts.
Individuals, families and businesses all play a role in supporting the cause by selecting an amount ranging from $20 to $2,000, which sees either their name or logo on the Trailer of Hope B-double set.
Followmont Transport Managing Director, Mark Tobin, said the company is honoured to once again provide its fleet for such a worthwhile cause.
“We’ve supported the Brisbane Convoy for Kids for a number of years running and are happy to provide what is ultimately a travelling billboard to help create awareness for the great work they do raising funds for children’s charities,” he said.
“The new Convoy trailer will be put to work up and down the East Coast straight after the Convoy event, clocking approximately 20,000kms each month, it’s a great way for the community to feel involved and get excited anytime they see it on the highway.
“Our team love this event, we always have a large number of drivers and staff register for the Convoy, and this is just another way we can help to make a difference.”
The Trailer of Hope concept was brought to life through the committee to increase awareness of the Convoy and give individuals and families who may not be a truck driver an opportunity to be involved.
Tracy Wood from Brisbane Convoy for Kids said the event grows each year and the committee is always striving to increase their fundraising total.
“Every year our team come together and look at what can we do better for the next Convoy, how can we increase support, and improve people’s connection,” she said.
“We love watching how passionate people are, whether it’s the drivers decking out their trucks with flags and decorations, the industry throwing their support behind it, or the families standing in front of the trailer to get a photo beside their name, it’s a fulfilling event to be a part of.”