Transport industry and corporate support continues to be received by the Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show towards the construction and materials cost for the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial that is under construction in Rotary Park Alexandra.
The latest support has come by way of a donation from the CMV Foundation of the CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicles) group which has provided a cheque for $5,000 to the project.
The CMV Foundation’s charter is to make donations and provide support to worthy causes in the broader community.
Since it was founded in 1953 by the late Sidney Crawford substantial funds have been donated to developing social responsibility and awareness while assisting those less fortunate.
Another supporter is the Hallam Truck Centre which with its associated business Bayswater Truck Centre is a major Victorian distributor of Kenworth, DAF and Fuso trucks of all sizes and types.
The Hallam Truck Centre group also an exhibitor at the Truck Show has contributed $3,000 to the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial project.
Additional support has also come in the form of a $1,000 donation from Western Truck Towing & Repairs a major transport industry and vehicle towing and repair business based in the Melbourne suburb of Newport.
Alexandra Truck Rod & Ute Show President Matt Ellis said the financial support from industry is highly valued and appreciated by the organising committee.
â€œWhile we have received significant donations of materials and plenty of volunteer labour help from local tradespersons in building the memorial, the funds are nevertheless highly appreciated.
The Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial in Rotary Park is designed to provide a permanent place of memory and reflection for the partners and families of those who may have lost their lives in transport related accidents.
The Memorial will be officially opened on Saturday 7 June at 2 pm to precede the annual Truck Show.
We invite members of the local community and from throughout Victoria to attend and to witness the dedication ceremony..
The Memorial is a joint project of the Creative Ministries Network of United Care, the Alexandra Truck Ute & Rod Show with able support provided by the Murrindindi Shire Council.
Families wishing to participate or have their members name recorded on the memorial are invited to contact Bette Phillips at United Care on 0409 768 883.
Liz Martin who is the CEO of the major Australian Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs is also the project patron and will be visiting Alexandra for the official opening and the Truck Show weekend.
Providing their support to the Victorian Truck Drivers Memorial in Rotary Park are from left Show President Matt Ellis, Carmel Brudenell, Bette Phillips from Uniting Care, committee member Andrew Embling, Daniel Crawford and Jamie Howard from Hallam Truck Centre and committee man Gordon Simpson.