A NUMBER of Dudley truckers will be forming a convoy this weekend as they hope to raise awareness for the organ donor register.

More than 30 trucks will be part of the Kingswinford Charity Truck Convoy drive from Wolverhampton to Stourport, via Dudley, Pensnett and Kingswinford, tomorrow (Saturday, August 29).

The event has been organised by Ketley Road-based W K Edwards Transport employee Andrew Day, whose wife is only alive today because of a liver transplant.

Andrew, of Priory Road, Dudley, said: “We’re raising money and awareness for the Queen Elizabeth Living Organ Donation.

“It is because my wife, Rachel, has auto immune liver disease and had only been given days to live before an organ became available.

“She had a liver transplant on Christmas Day in 2006 and since then she has been battling with illness and had several rejections.

“But she will not give up the fight because of our four children, two grandsons and the rest of our family.

“She has been told that her main artery has closed off, resulting in the hospital telling her she will need another transplant.

“Her future is uncertain at the moment as to whether she will get another transplant and be well enough for it.”

The convoy will finish at The Shed Food and Drink, in Stourport, which is this weekend home to the Old Timers Truck Fest.

During the weekend, there will be a buffet and entertainment, as well as a fundraising raffle and auction which will be held tomorrow night.

A few of the drivers taking part in the convoy are also being sponsored to have a wax in a bid to raise money for the charity.

Andrew added: “We hope to do well on the day to raise money and awareness of the UK organ donor register.”