MOMENTUM continues to gather for a new residential alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre in Warrnambool.

The Lookout campaign is aiming to raise $600,000 to make the centre a reality.

The team behind The Lookout campaign has a six-week window to raise this amount. The latest funding pledge is $20,000 from the Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation.

Foundation director Rowly Paterson, who is also the owner and chairman of the Ace Radio network, said The Lookout campaign had plenty of merit.

“It’s a big task to raise that amount of money in such a short time,” Mr Paterson said.

“Anything that can help people with less ability to control an addiction to get back on track is a worthwhile cause.”

Mr Paterson has a close connection with the foundation. Geoff and the late Helen Handbury are the parents of Mr Rowly’s wife Judy.