MILLIONS of numbers are crunched by Coffey Hunt but somehow the latest figures produced at the accountancy firm seem more special.
The Warrnambool business donated $15,000 towards the Peter’s Project Target $5 Million Appeal yesterday, bringing its grand contribution to $30,000 over the past two years.
Coffey Hunt has held a number of fund-raisers for the cause including the production of a cookbook and a charity summer barbecue.
Peter’s Project Target $5 Million Appeal chairman Peter Headen said a number of south-west businesses had worked hard to generate cash for the initiative, which aims to complete its objective by the end of the financial year.
“The generosity of the community is well known but businesses like Coffey Hunt have really made a strong contribution as well,” he said.
“South-west Victoria has really responded well to Target $5 Million. They understand that this is something that’s really needed for the whole region and the campaign’s been a galvanising force.”
Coffey Hunt partner Chris Kol met with Peter’s Project founder Vicki Jellie to make an official presentation on behalf of staff at the Koroit Street business.
The accountancy firm has supported the campaign from its inception more than four years ago, putting together a cookery book titled Cooking for a Cause.
“More and more people are starting to understand what Peter’s Project is all about,” Mr Kol said. “Once it’s up and running, the whole of south-west Victoria and even south-eastern South Australia will benefit.”