Truckers in the Kent area will be joinging forces in a big rally for a five-year-old boy with a serious illness.
Oliver Smith, from the Isle of Sheppey, is fighting an aggressive type of childhood cancer called Neuroblastoma for which there is no treatment in the UK. His family are trying to raise a large sum of money to have treatment in Germany if his condition worsens. The cancer has already robbed him of his sight.
On Saturday 26th of July, one of the biggest convoys Kent has ever seen will depart from Medway (Farthing Corner) eastbound services at 8am travelling down to Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey. A huge family fun day awaits those taking part with a truck show containing eight categories as well as a ‘trucks vs boy racers’ tug of war. Live music will play throughout the day too.
In the evening, the trucks will move 250 yards to Little Groves Holiday Park where facilities are available as well as entertainment and a licensed bar.
Oliver will be riding in the front truck of the convoy followed by over 100 other trucks from several different companies. If anyone would like to take part in the convoy, then let the organisers know through the Oliver Smith Facebook page here, or simply turn up on the day.
Drivers are asked to meet between 6:30 and 7:30am on Saturday 26th ready for a prompt 8am set off. There’s a £10 entry fee for the convoy and it will cost you £5 to stay overnight.