THE region's health services are benefiting from a fundraising program established by several car dealerships.
Horsham Toyota and Kia, and Stawell Toyota have partnered up to run Car for a Cause.
The program sees a portion of funds from each vehicle and parts sale, and service, donated to community organisations and services throughout the Wimmera and Grampians regions.
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Across the past six months Car for a Cause has raised $12,000 and donated 50 per cent each to Stawell Regional Health and Horsham Health Care Group.
The program will make bi-annual donations going forward.
Stawell Regional Health chief executive Libby Fifis said the donation would make a significant difference to the organisation.
"We are delighted to be the recipients of this great local initiative," she said.
"This generous donation will help us to continue to provide high quality care for patients accessing local cancer treatment at Stawell Regional Health."
The dealership's dealer principal Adrian Galvin explained the reasoning behind the program.
"The success of our business relies heavily on the community in which we all live," he said.
"It's only fair we give back a bit more. Car for a Cause will be a bi-annual contribution to charities and organisations our team feel passionate about."
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