Speak Up support
Originally published by Deniliquin Pastoral Times, January 18, 2019
A group which is fighting for a more prosperous regional community will benefit from the 2018 Deniliquin Truck Show.
The Truck Show committee has donated $3,000 to the Speak Up Campaign. These are part of the proceeds from the 2018 Truck Show.
Speak Up chair Shelley Scoullar said the group appreciated the support.
‘‘It costs a lot of money to run our organisation; there is a huge volunteer commitment to our work, but there are also various costs which we face,’’ she said.
‘‘Events like our crisis rally in August and the December rally in Melbourne can be expensive to run. This money will be put to good use and help keep Speak Up afloat in 2019.’’
Truck Show vice president John Creenaune said his committee heard about the work of Speak Up and believed it would be a worthwhile recipient of funds.
‘‘Each year we give back to our community. Speak Up supports the region’s agricultural sector, and that is where many local trucking businesses generate their income,’’ he said.
‘‘A successful farming sector leads to a more prosperous business community, especially in trucking.’’
The 2019 Deniliquin Truck Show & Industry Expo will be held in late October at Memorial Park, with the annual truck show dinner the previous evening at Deniliquin RSL Club.