Fishability executive officer Di Bruce said with its strong presence in the Mandurah area, the Fishability Mandurah Program was an opportunity for people to connect with others, be part of a social network, experience recreational fishing in a safe and welcoming environment and enjoy the surroundings of the Peel waterways.
“We are extremely appreciative of Rotary’s pledge to ensure we continue our work in Mandurah,’’ she said.
Fishability (formerly Fishers with Disabilities Association Inc.) is a WA charity that provides regular recreational fishing opportunities for children and adults living with disabilities.
Fishability works with the community to promote fishing activities as a means of acceptance and inclusion through inclusive and disability programs.
Fishability in Mandurah started in 2012 and in a short time dozens of children and adults were enjoying the program every week.
Under the leadership and guidance of program co-ordinator Dee Castillo and her volunteers, the Fishability jetty platform activities are delivered on a weekly basis at locations throughout the Peel region at no cost to participants.
Ms Bruce said to keep up with the demand for Fishability activities and to ensure a safe environment for the participants, support workers and volunteers, it was imperative to equip the program with more fishing rods and reels, stable chairs and safety equipment.
To view the calendar of Fishability activities, go to Fishability events.
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