DESPITE receiving $85,775 from Dry July donations, Western Care Lodge fundraising chair Jan Savage has put the call out for western region residents to get behind the cause.
The lodge, at Orange Health Service’s Bloomfield campus, acts as a home away from home for people undergoing radiotherapy treatment for cancer.
While construction of stage two of the lodge is underway, there is a $400,000 funding shortfall.
Mrs Savage said more people from Dubbo (93), Cowra (65) and Forbes (59) have stayed at the lodge than from any other location.
There have also been 58 people from Parkes and 53 from Mudgee.
"I'd like the region to actually get behind us," she said.
"I'd like to see some more dollars come in from places like Dubbo and Mudgee."
Mrs Savage said more than $2 million had been donated by people in the Orange region, while only $210,000 had been received from the Dubbo area.
Despite concerns over the shortfall in funding, Mrs Savage thanked all the people who chose to support the lodge during Dry July.
There were 295 people who registered to abstain from alcohol to support the campaign.
"I would like to thank all the people in the towns who supported the Dry July fundraising," she said.
"I'm absolutely ecstatic, I had letters coming through from people telling me what they were doing [for fundraisers].
"I think people had a lot of fun."
Funds raised from Dry July will go towards fitting out stage two.