Kings Park: Rotary Club parking for Australia Day to help others

Rotary Club of Matilda bay members (l-r) Peter Stewart and Chris Oakley are organising charity parking on Australia Day. Picture: Jon Bassett.
Rotary Club of Matilda bay members (l-r) Peter Stewart and Chris Oakley are organising charity parking on Australia Day. Picture: Jon Bassett.

CHARITY parking organised by the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay since 1990 will help fund a memorial to stillborn babies and Aboriginal university students at the Australia Day fireworks in Kings Park this month.

“This particular year the money is going to expansion of the Rose Garden at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) in Subiaco,” club member Chris Oakley said.

The Rose Garden is a memorial area at KEMH where the ashes of stillborn babies can be interred.

The club also supports scholarships for dentistry and medical students at the University of WA, and in the past has helped secondary students at the northern suburb Dianella College.

It has 450 bays for celebrants of the national day near the offices of the National Trust, Havelock Street West Perth, about 10 minutes walk to the park.

Bays costing $20 from 2pm to 8pm on January 26 can be booked by contacting www.trybooking.com/ZOYR.