On target for regional cancer centre

A CHARITY shoot day raised $2800 for the Peter’s Project Foundation on Sunday.

Warrnambool’s three sports shooting clubs hosted the event at Lake Gillear.

Forty-five participants from Warrnambool Field and Game, Warrnambool Clay Target Club and the Warrnambool Sporting Shooters Association took part in the event.

Warrnambool Field and Game president Glendon Dickinson said the three disciplines of clay target shooting — tap, skeet and five-stand — were keenly contested across four grades.

He said entry fees totalling $2800 would be used to kick-start the Peter’s Project Foundation to raise ongoing funds for the new cancer centre.

“It was a lot of fun and all shooters welcomed the opportunity to support such a great cause and are keen to make it an annual event to support local charities,” Mr Dickinson said.

The Peter’s Project campaign this month achieved its target of raising $5 million to help establish the south-west cancer centre and its focus is now centred on the Peter’s Project Foundation. 

Peter’s Project director Vicki Jellie said the foundation would operate as an auxiliary to the centre. 

“All funds raised after and above our $5 million, will remain in the trust and will continue to benefit regional cancer patients for years to come,” Ms Jellie said. 

“We will be able to help finance ongoing requirements for patient comfort within the facility, support regional chemotherapy and offer scholarships, assist with costs for up-skilling and training for cancer related staff and volunteers.”

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