Bowl for wheelchairs at Joondalup AMF

Jim Cross, Sheryll Fisher and Darren  Perera, from Joondalup Rotary Club.           d445390
Jim Cross, Sheryll Fisher and Darren Perera, from Joondalup Rotary Club.         d445390

ROLL up to Joondalup Rotary Club’s bowling night and help raise money to build children’s wheelchairs.

The event at Joondalup’s AMF Bowling Centre on November 19 will raise money for several of the club’s projects, including Wangara-based Wheelchairs for Kids, which provides wheelchairs for children in impoverished conditions around the world.

Funds will also go to Shelterbox to help with tent and other packages for refugees and disaster relief and to a solar power project for an orphanage in conjunction with a sister Rotary club in Thailand.

Club president Darren Perera said while Rotary was fairly well known, many people did not understand exactly what they did.

“The Joondalup Rotary is a not-for-profit organisation working in and with the Joondalup community on various projects,” he said.

“We also focus on making Joondalup and the wider community a better to place to work and live.

“The Clean Up Australia Day in March each year is very important to us, with our club helping to clean up the coastline from our base point at Mullaloo Surf Club,” he said.

As part of an international organisation, Joondalup Rotary is also involved in a variety of overseas projects.

“These include helping with construction following natural disasters, clean water and literacy programs, mobile dental clinics and hospital equipment,” Mr Perera said.

The bowling night is from 7pm to 9pm with donated prizes for best dressed team and raffles.

Come by yourself or in a team of four, with participants aged 14 or over. Bookings at bit.ly/1N7gVpD.

For more, email event4acause-@gmail.com or call 0412 962 403.