We need your help to raise $5 million toward the building of an Integrated Cancer Care Centre.
The centre will provide much needed radiotherapy treatment, various cancer services and support to people with cancer in a friendly and welcoming environment.
We hope donations will gain momentum as the plans move forward and more people realise how the centre will help and treat those who need it in our region.
The Peter's Project Committee are inviting public and private parties to pledge financial support for the building of the Cancer Care Centre.
Can your family contribute?
Can you make a donation in the name of your family?
Can you make a personal donation?
Are you able to organise a fund-raising event?
Can you organise people to gather needed donations?
Are you a member of a sporting club, business committee or a community service organisation?
Can you arrange for your members to make a group contribution?
While many people cannot make large lump sum contributions, they may wish to contribute a small amount over a period of time.
To facilitate this we have decided that having this deducted from your salary may be an easy way.
Through the workplace giving arrangement you will be able to nominate an amount that your employer will deduct and forward to Peter's Project.
Please download the Workplace Giving Programme Pledge Card PDF.
Before the success and momentum of Peter's Project, those members of the Warnambool community who were faced with cancer had no other choice but to drive 3½ hours to access and undertake the stressful, frequent and time consuming cancer treatment process.
Peter's Project is working to provide a state of the art facility for cancer patients in south-west Victoria and south-east South Australia.
The formation of Peter's Project was driven by the difficulty to access cancer treatment facilities for patients living in the Warrnambool area and surrounding regions.
Peter's Project's inception was on 15th September, 2008, when local man Peter Jellie, aged 49, passed away from oesophageal cancer.
Peter was a family man living and working in Warrnambool.
During the last twenty weeks of his life he was diagnosed and treated.
For eight of these twenty weeks Peter was in Melbourne, 320km away, having treatment sessions lasting for fifteen minutes each day, meaning that Peter spent precious time away from his family, home, work and support network.
This scenario is typical for regional cancer patients. All of this time is critical in their shortened life.
After his death, Peter's wife Vicki, moved forward with a goal to bring radiotherapy to South West Victoria and South East of South Australia, so people affected by cancer could have access to vital radiotherapy treatment locally rather than spending precious weeks away from their family and support network and travelling up to 4-5 hours one way, to receive that treatment.
A recent research document into the need for Radiotherapy for South West Victoria, exhibited above average mortality rates for cancer cases in the region.
One third of those persons who need Radiotherapy, declined treatment due to tyranny of distance, financial, sickness and family social stress issues.
In March, 2009, a Board and Committee of Peter's Project were convened and in June that year, a Trust known as Peter's Project Charitable Trust, was set up and was also endorsed as a tax deductible gift recipient by the ATO.
Peter's Project is a community supported initiative committed to the facilitation of comprehensive cancer services for our region.
After a year of gathering information and initial State government lobbying, a public launch to the community was held in February, 2010.
Over the next 3 years, Peter's Project became very widely recognized by their supportive regional community.
The Committee set a solid foundation model and lobbied both State and Federal governments for a commitment and financial assistance to provide radiotherapy and an Integrated Cancer Centre, based in Warrnambool.
The community took ownership of this cause and rallied together to begin to raise funds to make this vital need a reality.
We have been heard by our Politicians ... the Peter's Project Committee and the thousands of people in our regional community have made their strongest possible representations and have now, in May 2013, had full financial commitment from the Victorian State Government, and the definite outcome of a Cancer Centre with radiotherapy to be established in Warrnambool.
The Peter's Project Committee will continue to lobby the Federal Government for a $10 million contribution toward this facility in 2013.
Peter's Project and their amazing community are ordinary people who have worked together and have achieved positive change through their committed efforts.
The region's community will continue to support Peter's Project until their goal becomes the reality of a fully operational Cancer Centre.
PO Box 5227,
Peter's Project Ltd.
Cancer Care for the South West.
Public Charitable Trust.
P O Box 5227,
With your help we can improve cancer outcomes for patients throughout our region as we continue to challenge this indiscriminate disease.
Download: Fundraising Guide
Download: Fundraising Application Form
National Australia Bank.
Donations can also be made directly at any National Australia Bank Branch.
Speak to any banking staff and ask to donate to the account in the name "Peter's Project Gift Account."
Account: 16 374 7803
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