The Lookout campaign to build and operate a residential rehabilitation centre in Warrnambool has passed another major milestone.
The appeal has now topped $400,000 in less than eight weeks, leaving less than $190,000 still to be raised to reach the target.
A community fund-raising event and auction at the Pavilion on October 26 raised $20,000. As of Friday, October 27 the appeal stands at $415,145.
WRAD has committed $600,000 to the new centre and aims to raise $605,000 in the community appeal.
Steering committee chair Glenys Phillpot said she continued to be amazed by the level of support and generosity displayed by all levels of the community.
“In just over eight weeks we have seen the people around Warrnambool embrace this project and demonstrate an impressive commitment and passion to help make it a reality,” Mrs Phillpot said.
The community can continue to support the appeal with 100 collection tins throughout Warrnambool, by directly donating at the ANZ Bank or through the WRAD website www.wrad.org.au
WRAD Director Geoff Soma said that he had received a rare show of support and understanding for a project that must happen to assist clients and families in our community. “It is obvious that the community has sent a strong message to government that a local service is needed and the committee driving this project thanks everyone who has supported it do far.”