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Big rigs show big heart in Bundy

GREAT DAY: Bethany Sivewright, Lorien Murray, Jayden Miller and Dean Millsom chased down Bingo The Fox. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail
GREAT DAY: Bethany Sivewright, Lorien Murray, Jayden Miller and Dean Millsom chased down Bingo The Fox. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail Paul Donaldson BUN240313TRK6
BIG HUGS: Brittany Wardley and Kayla D'arcy meet the Easter Bunny. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail
BIG HUGS: Brittany Wardley and Kayla D'arcy meet the Easter Bunny. Photo: Paul Donaldson / NewsMail Paul Donaldson BUN240313TRK2

NINETY big rigs have rumbled into town to help raise money for a vital rescue helicopter service as well as sick children in Bundaberg.

The annual Combined Lions Club Truck Drive for Kids was held at the AgroTrend grounds yesterday, and was a major fundraiser for the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter.

Organiser Chris Lowrie said hundreds of people flocked to the event, which featured country music singer Adam Harvey - as well as an early surprise visit from the Easter bunny.

"It was buzzing out here," Mrs Lowrie said.

"If you had of heard the horns - it was absolutely unbelievable."

The convoy of Grima Transport big rigs from Rockhampton, Brisbane, Gympie and Bundaberg met at Bargara and made their way into the city earlier yesterday morning.

"Truckies give us big donations," she said.

"They are the biggest-hearted people you will ever meet."

In the eight years the Lions clubs have been holding the drive, Mrs Lowrie said $80,000 had been raised.

"That doesn't include yesterday's total," she said.

Mrs Lowrie said the fundraiser had been a lot of hard work but she was pleased to see such a terrific response from the public.

"This isn't a one-man show," she said. "Thank you Bundaberg - we love you."