Dolphins take spin to help good cause

Robin Russell and Heather Gale (past and current Rotary club presidents respectively) dress the dolphins for the occasion. Picture: Emma Reeves d402701
Robin Russell and Heather Gale (past and current Rotary club presidents respectively) dress the dolphins for the occasion. Picture: Emma Reeves d402701

The statue of the much-loved trio, that sits atop a wishing well at the northern end of the complex, rotates 360 degrees with the insertion of a $2 coin, and all proceeds from its Saturday spins will help breast cancer sufferers and their families.

Hillarys and Wanneroo Rotarians sporting purple bras for the Purple Bra Day fundraiser will also shake tins around the boat harbour.

‘We hope to have all three dolphins sporting their own purple bras but so far only two have been fitted as the sculpture is very high,’ Hillarys Rotarian/volunteer community representative Robin Russell said.

‘Purple Bra Day is a good and necessary good cause and we are really pleased to be rattling tins for them for the first time.’

The Rotary clubs commissioned Joan Walsh-Smith and Charlie Smith to sculpt the dolphin statute in memory of the trio, that died in an unsolved poisoning case in 1999.

Breast Cancer Care WA hopes to raise $500,000 from Purple Bra Day, its 11th and biggest annual fundraiser. Purple represents emotional, practical and financial support.