TEN Warrnambool people have combined their horse racing knowledge to raise more than $17,000 for a radiotherapy centre in the south-west.
The Peter’s Project Punter’s Club involved 10 business people and horse racing identities donating directly to the cause as well as placing bets on horses at Saturday race meetings each week.
Any returns from successful bets were also directed to the fund-raising campaign.
The campaign, organised by The Standard, wrapped up at the end of June and raised a total of $17,150.58 for the centre which will be constructed on a site opposite the Warrnambool Base Hospital.
Peter’s Project Foundation director Vicki Jellie said the money would be used to providing ongoing support for the new centre when it was constructed.
“It was a great initiative because it was a different type of fund-raiser,” Mrs Jellie said.
“They were people that everyone knew and many were looking for it in the paper and following it every week.”
Source: Mary Alexander, The Warrnambool Standard, Sept. 6, 2014.
Photograph: Peter’s Project Punters’ Club present donated funds to Vicki Jellie (front) for a radiotherapy centre. From left: Tim Auld, Sue Cassidy, Colin McKenna, Martin Kavanagh, Damian Gleeson, John Clements, Marcus Norton, Tim Lewis, Bruce Ludeman and Peter Headen. 140904DW40 Picture: DAMIAN WHITE