PETER’S Project committee members will be zipping around the south-west in a car donated by Warrnambool’s oldest car dealership.
Callaghan Motors has donated a Holden Cruze hatch, valued at $32,000, to the campaign’s Target $5 million community fund.
The car will display the Peter’s Project logo and will be driven by the committee for the 12-month course of the appeal, after which it will be auctioned and money raised will go to the fund.
Dealer principal Steve Callaghan said for the 80-year-old company the building of a local cancer centre was a civic priority.
“Our survival is dependent upon local support, and so Callaghan Motors is proud to donate this vehicle,” he said.
“I want to give back to the community that we have been part of for 80 years.
“We have been awaiting the announcement of the appeal, and have made this a three-year commitment.”
Founder Vicki Jellie said it was a generous donation from the Callaghan family.
She said the car will allow the committee to travel around the region promoting Peter’s Project.
“It’s a very generous thing to do and we appreciate it very much,” she said.
“It’s a great thing. That they’re going to auction it is also very generous.”