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This year’s i98FM’s Camp Quality Convoy will be held on Sunday, November 16.

PEOPLE power will be fuelling one vehicle in i98FM’s Camp Quality Convoy.

The People’s Truck is the brainchild of Gerringong resident Derek McMahon, owner of Albion Park Rail-based McMahons Transport.

The People’s Truck was launched in 2011 with hopes of raising $20,000.

In 2011, it raised $43,276.20.

In 2012, the People’s Truck doubled their fund-raising, and on behalf of hundreds of donors, handed $86,000.20 over to Camp Quality.

Last year the truck raised $102,640.80.

This year, i98FM’s Camp Quality Convoy will be on Sunday, November 16.

The convoy, in its 10th year, raises funds for the children’s family cancer charity.

Mr McMahon’s wife Nicole said the Kiama community actively supported the People’s Truck, partly due to the pair formerly having a business in Kiama.

Mrs McMahon said the truck acknowledged the “little people in the community” who support Camp Quality.

She described it as an example of “people power”.

“Big companies pay large amounts of money to be the lead truck.

“Last year we were in second position, which is the highest we’ve ever been.”

The minimum donation for the truck is $20, which enables a name to be written on it. Residents and businesses can also donate up to $1000, with incentives such as their business name or logo being included on the truck offered.

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The convoy will leave the Illawarra Coal’s West Cliff Colliery on Appin Road at 8am.

The action continues with a free Family Fun Day at the Croome Regional Sporting Complex, Albion Park Rail, when the registered motorbikes and trucks begin arriving about 9am.

Last year’s event featured a record-breaking number of trucks and motorcycles passing through the Illawarra – 782 trucks and 900 motorbikes – and a total of $1,191,816 in funds raised. This took the grand total to more than $4.3 million since the inaugural event in 2005.

There will also be a group raising funds in honour of three-year-old Dexter Heffernan of Kiama Downs.

“Dexter’s Mates” will again have a dedicated section on the People’s Truck.

Dexter was born prematurely and suffered periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), a form of brain damage, and as a result has cerebral palsy and impaired vision.

Dexter’s Mates raised more than $6000 last year.

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