COLAC’S LONG ROAD Appeal has raised more than $290,000 in nine months, and is still accepting donations to establish a Colac cancer clinic.
Colac Area Health Foundation’s Karen Harvey said Colac’s generosity was impressive.
“We are nearly up to $300,000 already which is just wonderful,” she said.
“We started the campaign on the 15th of August, nine months ago which is pretty amazing.
“For a small community they haven’t forgotten other charities.
“The community of Colac should be pretty proud of what they are doing.”
The Colac Chorale donated $3000 to the appeal this month after raising money through two Anzac-themed concerts.
Colac Chorale’s Pam Radcliffe said the appeal was a personal cause after her husband John Radcliffe died from prostate cancer.
“He died of prostate cancer, we had many trips to the Andrew Love Centre in Geelong,” she said.
“Most people in Colac have had someone affected by cancer.
“We all know what it is like going to Geelong for treatment.”
Mrs Radcliffe said the concerts raised more than $1000 each.
“We did two events called Remembering in Song, one at the RSL and one at the Carolyn Theatre Cororooke,” she said.
“The first one was about $1090 and the second one was around $1790 which was rounded up to $2000.”
Ms Harvey thanked the Colac Chorale for their donation.
“The double concert was fantastic,” she said.
“There are so many people that have been touched by cancer.”