Mayday club turns 40

Mayday’s ‘Monday Girls’ Margaret, Judy, Jeanie, Rhonda and Yolly.
Mayday’s ‘Monday Girls’ Margaret, Judy, Jeanie, Rhonda and Yolly.

A group of women with disabled children originally started the group. In 1973 the 10 women rented a shop in Barragup where they raised money for the disabled children.

Six years later the mothers built a house on a block in Carcoola. The house was designed to be used as a school for the children of the Peel region. A bus was purchased to take the children to school.

The school was opened in 1980 but only operated for four years, due to a lack of children attending.

The house is still used for the disadvantaged in the district.

In 1982, the 10 women decided to become independent and changed their name to Mandurah Murray Mayday Club.

Six years late a property in Davey Street was renovated and made into a shop.

The Barragup shop was built in 1994.

Today, Mayday assists more than 200 organisations and charities.