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Raising money, one ring pull at a time

  • Fundraising
Friday, 25 Mar 2022

A fantastic Warrnambool Lodge initiative has seen East Warrnambool Primary School contributing to a 300 kilogram collection of ring pulls that’s raised $500 for our paediatrics unit.

Grade 6 students Eli Chant and Amelia Rantall visited our Warrnambool Base Hospital today, along with their teacher Jodie Carey and the Lodge’s Neville Wallace and Russell Porter, to hand the donation to our paediatrics unit clinical nurse specialist Sarah Gaut.


This gift will pay for new distraction therapy tools to help make the children we care for feel more comfortable, and less anxious, in the unfamiliar setting they find themselves in. This is particularly important for children who are neuro diverse, including children with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactive disorder.


It took 12 months to collect this latest batch of ring pulls (lots of workplaces and groups are involved) which Neville then drove to Simms Metal in Geelong. For the past 10 years he’s been making this annual pilgrimage with every cent raised donated to local children’s causes.


You can catch Amelia’s and Eli ’s interview with Fitzmedia on its South West Local News Bulletin tonight at 7.30 at


PHOTO (from left): Warrnambool Lodge’s engagement officer Neville Wallace and worshipful master Russell Porter, our own Sarah Gaut and East Warrnambool Primary School’s Amelia Rantall, Eli Chant and Jodie Carey.

Page last updated: 25 March 2022

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