THE 2014 Bravehearts Highway Thunder will rumble into the Gold Coast on Sunday August 10 with a convoy of custom chrome showing and shining their support for Aussie kids.
Souped up cars, bikes and trucks will depart from the northern and southern ends of the city, meeting at the spectacular Broadwater Parklands for a day of entertainment and family fun. Last year the event attracted more than 300 vehicles with even more expected in 2014.
V8 Supercar ace and Bravehearts ambassador, James Courtney (pictured with Bravehearts mascot Ditto) will join car enthusiasts, families and the broader Gold Coast community for a spectacular day with all funds going toward support services for children affected by sexual assault.
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“Bravehearts is a charity close to my heart and has been at the forefront of raising awareness of child sexual assault for almost two decades and if I can be a part of making a difference for our children and their children then I am proud to support in any way” said James.
“I encourage anyone and everyone to join my wife, kids and I in what will be a great day out but more importantly, a day that is raising money for the most vulnerable members of the community – our kids.”
Bravehearts Founder and CEO Hetty Johnston said Bravehearts’ vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child by 2020, but the organisation relies on community support and events like this make a real difference.
“We are calling on the Gold Coast community to support this fundraising event and assist Bravehearts as we continue to educate, empower and protect Australian children against sexual assault,” she said.
Highway Thunder is part of Bravehearts annual fundraising initiative White Balloon Day. The motoring extravaganza will feature a show-n-shine competition, market stalls, rides for the children and live entertainment for the whole family including bands, comedy acts and face painting.
Vehicles depart at 8:00am from both Yatala Drive-In (100 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road) and Tugun (Kitchener Street and Coolangatta Road) before arriving at Broadwater Parklands – Gold Coast Highway, Southport, around 9:30am.
To register your vehicle visit whiteballoonday.com.au. Cost is $15 with all money donated to help fund Bravehearts counselling and education services for Aussie kids affected by sexual assault.