CONVOY 2020 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The 2020 i98FM Illawarra Convoy, scheduled to take place Sunday 15th of November will look a little different this year. Regrettably, due to Covid-19 restrictions the largest truck and motorbike Convoy in the Southern Hemisphere, from Appin to Albion Park, and the free family fun day at Shellharbour Airport will not be going ahead as anticipated.This is the first time in the events 16 year history that the truck and motorbike Convoy and free family fun day is unable to go ahead as planned. The event has soldiered on over the years through rain hail and shine, and has raised over $16 million dollars since 2005.

“In an effort to minimise the spread of COVID-19, we feel this is the most socially responsible decision for everyone involved, and the Illawarra Community” said Illawarra Community Foundation Chairman Andrew Lancaster. “We know everyone looks forward to Convoy each year, but the current restrictions mean getting together in large numbers for events just isn’t possible at the moment, and we join a long list of events that have had to change their approach this year. Although there is an alternative; you can celebrate Convoy this year with those close to you, from your own home, without the crowds”

Please check the frequently asked questions below, and if you still have a question for our team email Mark Rigby rigbym@i98illawarraconvoy.com.au or call 1800 CONVOY. Click the questions to reveal the answers!

CONVOY 2020 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Unfortunately NO. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and in the interest of public health, the truck and motorbike Convoy is unable to go ahead this year.

Unfortunately NO. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, and in the interest of public health, the free family fun day at Shellharbour Airport is unable to go ahead this year.

We’re adapting this year, and replacing the Convoy and Free Family fun day with a television special.

The Convoy television special will air on the same day as the 2020 i98FM Illawarra Convoy is scheduled, Sunday 15th November, with more details to be confirmed closer to the date.

We will be working on making the TV special available on social media accounts also.

There’s no reason to stop fundraising. We are still supporting families affected by potentially life threatenting medical conditions, local charities and hospitals, and our mission continues, despite Covid-19’s affect on the event.

You can support Convoy buy making a donation, buying a raffle ticket, buying some merchandise, or bidding on a silent auction item. All of these things can be done contactless, on the Convoy Website www.illawarraconvoy.com.au You can
also set up a free online fundraising page for Convoy that can be personalized with a photo, fundraising target and message on the convoy website and share it via email and social media. https://illawarraconvoy.com.au/fundraising

Yes you can! Merchandise can be purchased on the Convoy website https://illawarraconvoy.com.au/store Merchandise items available in 2020 will include our 2020 event t-shirts, hoodies, stubbie holders, coffee cups, hand sanitizer, facemasks, hair scrunchies, pencil cases, truckers hats, wide brimmed hats, stickers, bandanas, beanies, key rings, sunglasses, and wrist bands. Some items are still in transit and will be added to the store as soon as we receive them. All prices are listed on the Convoy website.

Yes thanks to our amazing donors we will have several silent auctions on the website. These will be announced in the next month or so, and bidding will close on the day of Convoy, Sunday 15th November. https://illawarraconvoy.com.au/auctions

We’re moving our raffle tickets online this year with tickets available to all NSW residents, and we have some amazing prizes up for grabs thanks to Motocity & Kawasaki, Cool Blue Air Conditioning, Poppy Peterson Photography, The Gorilla Pit Training Nutrition and Lifestyle, Novotel Northbeach, Touchdown Helicopters, St George Illawarra Dragons and more. The raffle will be launched soon on the webpage: https://illawarraconvoy.com.au/annual-i98fm-illawarra-convoy-raffle

Yes the people Convoy & Illawarra Community Foundation support don’t get a year off their treatment because of Covid-19. We will continue to support families affected by potentially life threatening medical conditions with food and fuel vouchers,
medical equipment, schooling needs, pharmacy accounts and more. Our support of local charities working with these patients and local hospitals has not changed. Our funding program is open year round with no closing date. Funding
applications are viewed by a funding committee monthly. For more details https://illawarraconvoy.com.au/funding