DESPITE pollies Dan Tehan and Denis Napthine, along with several others, falling short in their goalkicking abilities, the big winner from a footy grand final event last weekend was Peter’s Project.
They were unable to make the Warrnambool Toyota and 3YB Kick in the Back of the Ute at the Hampden Football Netball League grand final on Saturday. But Warrnambool Toyota decided to donate the prize money anyway and that means $5000 towards an integrated cancer centre for the south-west.
About 1000 hopefuls entered the competition with 10 names selected from a barrel for the half-time kick.
Warrnambool Toyota managing director Garry Askew said his business fully supported the Peter’s Project cause.
“It’s unfortunate that we have a Peter’s Project. We should already have a cancer centre,” he said. “If we were a marginal seat we probably would.
“It must be terrible for people and their families to have to go away for treatment.
“But it looks like it’s going to happen now with support from the state and federal governments.”
Mr Askew said his business was committed to raising more money throughout the year with a target set of $20,000.
“We will be fund-raising actively,” he said. “We’re confident we’ll reach that.”