This morning, local Camp Quality Mum Bec Stewart won the honour of being the lead bike in this Sunday’s i98FM Camp Quality Convoy with Breakfast Show hosts Marty Haynes and Bianca Dye.
The bidding was fierce between Bec and local companies Fastway Couriers, Riviera Pools and Takeidokai Martial Arts who joined together to make an incredible $54,973 donation. However thanks to a generous last minute contribution of $8,000 from John at Strata Consolidation, Bec was able to make a final bid of $60,000 to be the lead bikes.
Sunday will prove to be extra special for Bec who has been involved with Camp Quality since her son Blaine was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. After winning the lead in this morning’s auction, she said: “I’m so blown away by the generosity of people that have never met us, that have heard our story. I guess that everybody deep down understands that you never think it’s going to happen to you – but it’s always a possibility. That’s why we all rally around and support each other.”
Together with other bids from this morning’s auction, the tally of funds raised so far for the 2014 Convoy has already reached over $135,000. Tomorrow morning between 11am and 12pm Marty and Bianca will back on air as the bidding continues to see who will lead the truck contingent of this year’s event.
The Convoy will depart under police escort from Illawarra Coal’s West Cliff Colliery on Appin Rd at approximately 8.15am on Sunday and follow a route that will take them down Mt Ousley, through Warrawong and past Stockland Shellharbour then onto Croome Road, Albion Park.
The action continues with a free Family Fun Day at the Croome Road Sporting Complex in Albion Park when the registered motorbikes begin arriving from 9.15am and the trucks at approximately 10am.
All funds raised go directly to Camp Quality Illawarra who brightens the lives of kids with cancer by bringing hope and happiness to them and their families.