Wishing Well Record!
Christmas is all about giving and the generosity of our guests was incredible in donating to the Rotary Club of Mandurah Wishing Well during the festive season. A record breaking total of over $28,000 was raised and announced at Sunday 3rd February Thank you & Awards Night for the Port Mandurah Canal Residents, hosted by Mandurah Cruises. Since the start of the wishing well 10+ years ago, over 170,000 has been raised which is phenomenal.
Thank you to everyone who donated and we hope your wish comes true! Mandurah Cruises is proud to donate a large monetary donation to the Wishing Well at the end of each festive season and this year successfully trialed some new fundraising initiatives to raise further funds for the Wishing Well including:
* Donating tickets for premium dates of Christmas Lights Cruises to be auctioned.
* Selling Santa Hats at the gift shop and on board where 100% of profits were donated.
All funds will be distributed to local charities in need. The Rotary Club of Mandurah encourage local charities and community groups to apply for funding through the Rotary Wishing Well fund: applications opened on February 1 and close March 31. They are looking for stand-alone projects for under-resourced groups in the Mandurah area, delivered by local non-for-profit organisations. They accept one proposal per group per year, with grants between $500 and $2000 available. For more information on those groups who have benefited from the monies raised in the past and to apply for funding please visit http://www.mandurahrotary.org.au/wishing-well/
Channel 7’s Today Tonight featured the Rotary Club of Mandurah Wishing Well on their program which you can watch HERE.