Warrnambool’s historic vehicles are going on show to support the Lookout residential rehabilitation centre.
Warrnambool & District Historical Vehicle Club’s annual Lake Pertobe Car display on Sunday January 14 will dedicate all profits to the community appeal.
Club spokesman Murray Murfett said each year a local charity is chosen to be the recipient of profits from the event.
“Club members recognise the value of having such a facility locally and wanted to support the Lookout appeal,” Mr Murfett said.
The community will also have opportunities to support the appeal at the event with three 44-gallon donation drums available on the day.
This year’s rally will have a special Holden theme and will feature Peter Brock’s former 1993 touring car VP Mobil Commodore, one of the highlight vehicles from the Warrnambool Motor Museum.
The display at Lake Pertobe will be from 10am – 4pm.
The Lookout residential rehabilitation appeal now stands at $550,500 and WRAD Director Geoff Soma said the fund-raising continues.
Mr Soma said that each week since the campaign began he had seen interest and support from many levels of the community. “There have been donations from different age groups, service clubs, philanthropy, business, school students, businesses and a variety of different clubs,” he said.
Mr Soma said the ongoing support sends a strong message to government that this project needs to happen.
WRAD has committed $600,000 to the new centre.
The community can continue to support the appeal with 100 collection tins throughout Warrnambool, or by directly donating at the ANZ Bank or through the WRAD website www.wrad.org.au