The NZ Trucking Association has made a donation to Ronald McDonald House SI and Child Cancer Canterbury, and a heavy truck from Heavy Trucks in Christchurch was needed to carry the load.
A total of $8,250 was raised for each charity from donations at the TMC Trailers Trucking 2016 show that was held at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand at Wigram last year.
“Considering it was just a gold coin donation to visit the truck show, that’s an enormous amount of money that is going to two very worthy charities,” said NZ Trucking Association CEO Dave Boyce.
The charities were very grateful to receive such a generous donation and wanted to thank all of the organisers and people who attended. They also made special mention of all the truck drivers who polished and cleaned their trucks to attend the show and shine.
Plans are well underway for the next show, which has changed dates and location. The show has outgrown the air force base so it’s being shifted to the Christchurch AMP Showgrounds and will also be rebranded to the Trucking Industry Show. TMC Trailers has secured the naming rights for the second year so the show will be the TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show.
The dates are 9 and 10 March 2018, and bookings are now open for trade exhibitors and sponsors. Contact show organiser Rebecca Dinmore 0800 338 338 firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We have a lot more room and space so each exhibitor can display more product and vehicles. Having the road system at the show grounds will make it easier for people to walk around,” said Boyce.