GOOD deeds and a bit of imagination can yield unlikely results.
GlaxoSmithKline worker Peter Brian thought up a way the Port Fairy factory could save millions of litres of water each year.
The water recycling scheme was rolled out at the factory and about 20 per cent of water used each day is recycled — about 30 million litres a year or enough to fill 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
The environmentally conscious idea took out an internal award, netting $3000 prizemoney
Faced with the large cheque, Mr Brian decided to send it towards a long-running community crusade to build a cancer treatment centre in Warrnambool.
Yesterday, the funds went into the hands of Peter’s Project campaigner Vicki Jellie, who established the charity to honour her late husband Peter.
She praised the donation, which will be added to the trust fund.
“It’s fantastic, especially coming from a big company like GSK,” Ms Jellie said.
“It’s just community people like Peter Brian feeding this — $3000 is a lot of money.”
Earlier this year cancer claimed the life a staff member at the factory and supporting those fighting the illness was a cause worth supporting, Mr Brian said.
“Everyone around here knows someone who has suffered from cancer,” Mr Brian said.
“We all know how hard it is for people to deal with when they need to travel for treatment.
“It’s a win all around because the award is going to a really good cause.”