Who we are

Convoy For Kids Sydney Inc was started in 1992 by a small group of dedicated people from the transport and associated industries who had a desire to help sick children.

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Our Major Milestones

1992

Convoy for Kids Sydney (CFKS) was formed by Truck Driver’s

Out of every 20 drivers, at least one had, had dealings with the Children’s Hospital. With the help of some small Companies and the TWU (NSW Branch), the first Convoy was formed. 300 trucks were involved, culminating in a Picnic Day at Luddenham, where there were Raffles, Auction and a sausage sizzle. The Convoy raised $10,000 for the Royal Alexandria Hospital for Children.

1993

2nd Year

CFKS became aware of the NRMA CareFlight Helicopter Service, which not only transports adults, but transfers babies and children from as far away as Canberra and Western NSW, for urgent Medical treatment at both Children’s Hospitals. With growing Sponsorship from Franklins Ltd., Linfox, Australia’s Wonderland and TWU (NSW Branch), 610 trucks went from Camellia to Wonderland. Auction, Raffle, Static Displays and the model of the New Children’s Hospital at Westmead raised $40,000.

1994

3rd year

CFKS was now in its 3rd year and raised $72,000 for the Parent’s Waiting Room at the New Children’s Hospital at Westmead and NRMA CareFlight. 900 trucks took part in the day at Wonderland.

1995

4th year

The 4th CFKS raised $90,000 for the Parent’s Waiting Room at the New Children’s Hospital at Westmead and NRMA CareFlight. Franklins Ltd. Donated a car for the Major Raffle. This was the first year inside Wonderland a crowds exceeded 16,000.

1996

5th year

The 5th Anniversary was our JUMBO event. The lead truck transported an elephant on a low loader. 1,500 trucks left Camellia and drove to Wonderland. Franklins Ltd. And Natroads donated a Ford Festiva for the Major Raffle The day raised $100.000 for the Liver Transplant Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and NRMA CareFlight.

1997

6th Year

6th Anniversary saw 1,200 trucks leave Camellia and went to Eastern Creek Raceway. Over $60,000 was raised for the Rehabilitation Unit at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and NRMA CareFlight. Rural Fire Services assisted with parking, cooking and displays.

1998

7th year

7th Anniversary saw 700 trucks leave Camellia and proceed to Eastern Creek Raceway. Rain preceded the event and kept numbers down. $55,000 was raised for the Rehabilitation Unit at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and NRMA CareFlight.

1999

8th year

8th Anniversary saw 800 trucks leave Camellia and proceed to Wonderland. For the first time rain fell. The position of lead was auctioned and added $5,000 to the $60,000 raised for the Cranio-facial Unit at the New Children’s Hospital Westmead and NRMA CareFlight.

2000

9th year

9th Anniversary was marked by a Family Fun Day at Luddenham Showground. Due to the Olympic Games we were unable to run the Convoy. $30,000 was raised for the Eye Department (for the purchase of a Ret-Cam) at the New Children’s Hospital at Westmead and NRMA CareFlight.

2001

10th year

10th Anniversary was lead by a 4 Trailer Road Train, owned by Tony Turner, Orange and a Triple B Double owned by 1st Fleet. 600 trucks were part of the Convoy. The Convoy left Camellia and traveled to Wonderland. $53,000 was raised for the Eye Department (final payment on the Ret-Cam) and NRMA CareFlight.

2002

11th year

11th Anniversary saw 700 trucks leave Huntingwood and travel to Sydney Olympic Park. Sydney Olympic Park is now the Official Home of Convoy for Kids Sydney Inc. Over $75,000 was raised for the Oncology Pharmacy and Diabetes Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and NRMA CareFlight.

2003

12th year

12th Anniversary saw 900 trucks travel to Sydney Olympic Park. Over $80,000 was raised for the Surgical Department at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and Telstra ChildFlight. The Family Fun Day was a great success with entertainment by Adam Harvey and Lonnie Lee and the Leemen.

2004

13th year

13th Anniversary saw over 500 trucks travel to Sydney Olympic Park. $45,000 was raised for Rett Syndrome Research and the Neurological Unit at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Telstra ChildFlight.

2005

14th year

14th Anniversary saw over 300 trucks travel to Sydney Olympic Park. $45,000 was raised for a CRYOSTAT machine for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Telstra Child Flight.

2006

15th year

15th Anniversary saw over 500 trucks travel to Sydney Olympic Park. $60,000 was raised for the purchase of a Haemodialysis Machine for the Renal Treatment Centre at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Telstra Child Flight.

2007

16th Year

16th Anniversary Convoy topped the MILLION DOLLARS raised for children’s charities. The purchase of a Beta Scintilliation Analyser for the Children’s Hospital Hospital at Westmead and a $15,000 donation to Telstra Child Flight.

2008

17th Year

17th Anniversary Convoy raised $75,000. The purchase of a Portable Ultrasound Device for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and a $12,500 donation to Telstra Child Flight.

2009

18th year

18th Anniversary Convoy raised $70,000 for the purchase of Equipment for NETS (Newborn & Paediatric Emergency Transport Service) and Telstra Child Flight.

2010

19th year

19th Anniversary Convoy raised $58,000 for the purchase of Equipment for NETS and Telstra Child Flight. This was an Great amount due to torrential rain all day.

2011

20th Year

20th Anniversay Convoy raised over $70,000 for NETS and Telstra Child Flight.

2012

21st year

21st Anniversary Convoy raised over $80, 000 for NETS.

2013

22nd year

22nd Anniversary Convoy raised over $60, 000 for NETS.

2014

23rd year

23rd Anniversary Convoy raised over $30, 155 for NETS.

2015

24th year

24th Anniversary Convoy.

2016

25th year

25th Anniversary Convoy – JOIN IT NOW!

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