DISUSED car batteries have given Peter’s Project a positive charge.
Timboon Lions Club members have been busily collecting the unwanted batteries for the past 12 months and last week used the money raised to form part of a $5000 donation to the cancer fund-raiser .
Club member Max Anderson said the decision to donate to Peter’s Project was a simple one that he hoped other clubs around the district would follow.
“We put it to the meeting to make a donation and it was agreed on very quickly, it was a unanimous decision,” he said.
“Clubs are often looking for a project or a cause to donate to, along with the regular Lions club causes. Cancer is something that affects everyone in some way or another. Peter’s Project is a worthy cause for every club in the region to donate to.”
Mr Anderson said he knew first-hand the trouble of driving to Geelong or Ballarat for appointments and treatment.
“I had to do it myself and plenty of our own club members have done it as well,” he said.
“Having a cancer centre in Warrnambool will be of huge benefit for people who are in a pretty dark moment of their lives.”
Club president Hans Kruse said other fund-raisers held over the year also went towards the donation total.