Make-A-Wish store opens in Port Kennedy today

Xavier Westcott receives his new bike.
Xavier Westcott receives his new bike.

MAKE-A-Wish child Xavier Westcott will open a new Wishing-You-Well store today in Port Kennedy.

The youngster will join Warnbro MLA Paul Papalia at the Fielden Way store, which will raise money to grant the wishes of children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Each day in Australia, six families receive the news that their child has a life-threatening illness – four times the number of children Make-A-Wish is currently able to reach.

There are currently 15 children awaiting wish approval within the Rockingham Mandurah area.

For over 30 years, Make-A-Wish has been the only charity in Australia solely focused on granting bespoke, life-changing wishes.

The store has been set up with the assistance of many Make-A-Wish volunteers.

Anyone wishing to become a volunteer should contact Rockingham Mandurah branch president Christine Hodge on 0407 981 350.

Visit the store at Unit 1/3 Fielden Way.