PETER’S Project has been bouyed by another significant donation from the region’s business sector.
Accounting firm Sinclair Wilson announced yesterday it would donate $50,000 to the push for a cancer care centre in Warrnambool.
Chairman of the project’s Target $5 million campaign, Peter Headen, said it was a fantastic contribution.
“It’s one of the biggest we’ve received,” he said.
“We are delighted — it’s a very generous donation from Sinclair Wilson. They’ve been supporters of the community for many years.”
Mr Headen said every donation mattered but “it takes bigger chunks to make a dent” in the $5 million target. “We know business is not easy these days so it’s great they could see a way to help us get radiotherapy in the region.”
Sinclair Wilson chairman Perry Cho said the company was proud to be able to contribute.
With about 100 staff members spread across five south-west offices, Mr Cho said cancer had touched so many of the partners and employees in some way. “We normally donate every year to a charitable organisation and this is a very important project for the people of western Victoria and south-east South Australia,” Mr Cho said.
“It’s one of the most important fund-raising events in my 39 years in Warrnambool as an accountant.”
He said Sinclair Wilson is also a sponsor of the Peter’s Project gala ball and contributes to charities including Peter’s Project with a monthly “casual Friday”.