Wishing Well

If you don't have any coins or missed the Christmas Wishing Well, you and your guests can still donate.

A "Just Giving" page has been set up by Rotary - https://www.justgiving.com/rotaryclubofmandurah

The Rotary Club of Mandurah invites you and your friends to throw your spare change into the Christmas Wishing Well in the Port Mandurah canals from 1st December. The money is collected nightly for local charities and community groups.  
“We would be very grateful if those cruising by could spare a thought for those less fortunate than themselves this Christmas and throw a few coins into the well” said Rotarian Martin Robinson. 
“Last year we divided up the proceeds between nine local charities and community groups, and we’d like to beat that this year if we can.”
The Wishing Well will be up until 6th January and is only accessible from the water.
We thank Mandurah Cruises for supporting the Rotary Wishing Well: http://mandurahcruises.com.au/cruises-tours/christmas-lights-cruise 
The Wishing Well was featured on the TV show Today Tonight Mandurah Christmas Canals - YouTube
Local community groups are encouraged to apply for funding between 1st February and 31st March. The application form will be available on this page from 1st February.
We fund stand-alone projects that:
  • Benefit people in the Mandurah area, especially the under-resourced.
  • Are delivered by local not-for-profit groups.
  • Accomplish specific goals and objectives.
We do not fund:
  • Political, religious or private enterprise.
  • Items that are part-funded by other means
The key dates for this process are:
  • 1st February: Applications open.
  • 31st March: Closing date for applications.
  • Mid-April: Applicants notified of Board’s decision.
  • 1st May - 31st December: Project duration. (Can be extended in exceptional circumstances.)
We accept one proposal per group per year. Grants of between $500 and $2,000 may be requested.
Here are some groups and projects that we have supported in the past:
  • Cancer Council | Fuel Vouchers for Peel Cancer Support Centre
  • Compassionate Friends, Mandurah | Weekend retreats
  • Ed Connect, Mandurah | Youth workshops at schools
  • Fairbridge, Pinjarra | Resources for young people
  • Fishability Mandurah | Fishing rods, reels, chairs and defibrillator
  • Halo Team Mandurah | Client Management System
  • Mandurah BMX Club | Awning + Finish Line sign with Rotary logo
  • Mandurah Croquet Club | Fridge & croquet equipment
  • Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group | Dolphin monitoring camera 
  • Mandurah Environment & Heritage Group | Dudley Dolphin project
  • Mandurah Volunteer Marine Rescue Group | Personal location beacons
  • Parkrun, Dawesville | Defibrillator
  • Passages, Mandurah | Resources for the homeless
  • Pat Thomas House, Mandurah | Playground, toys and training
  • Peel Aquatic Club | Swimming equipment
  • Peel Community Kitchen | Kitchen appliances
  • Peel Connect | De-escalation training + first aid training
  • Peel Preservation Group | Leaflets and event resources
  • Peel Thunderbirds Football Club | Players’ shirts
  • Riding for the Disabled, Mandurah | Pony, boots and helmets
  • Rocky Bay Mandurah | Pedals for FES therapy bike
  • Safe Woman Safe Family WA | Television and white boards
  • Save the Children Mandurah | Volunteer appreciation + children's writing competition prizes
  • Uniting Outreach Mandurah | New vanities
  • WA Mums Cottage, Mandurah | Security system
  • Zonta, Mandurah | Birthing kits 
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