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The Wimmera Cancer Centre development has received a massive boost thanks to an incredible donation from a local philanthropist.

The Horsham local, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has contributed $250,000 to the fundraising effort, sending the community fundraising tally to more than $1,400,000.

"I can’t think of a more important cause for this region right now than the Wimmera Cancer Centre and that is why I wanted to make this donation," the donor said.

"Not everyone has the means to make a donation like this but all donations, successful grants and government contributions of any size will contribute to helping get the centre built in one stage, not over several stages.

"I am hopeful that with my donation and continued support from the community and the State Government, together we will see the Wimmera Cancer Centre go ahead in one building phase."

Wimmera Health Care Group Acting CEO Mark Knights said he did not have words to express his gratitude for the donation.

"This contribution is the largest we have received and it is incredibly significant to the project’s success," Mr Knights said.

"The support shown to this project by the communities of the Wimmera and Southern-Mallee is truly humbling.

"All contributions made to the centre will have a lasting impact on the region’s health for many years to come and we just can’t say thank you enough."

The site for the centre, at the corner of Robinson and Arnott Streets, has been cleared and work is building is expected to commence in the second half of the year.

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