The Rottnest Channel Swim Association donates money to the charities seen below and allows swimmers to raise funds through the online fundraising service, Everyday Hero. If you choose to fundraise through Everyday Hero, you can select to donate to one of our charities or another preferred cause.
Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group
The Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has been assisting the Western Australian public for over 35 years. FVSRG is a not for profit organisation operated by those who willingly dedicate their time to provide vessel assistance, radio coverage and education.
These guardians of the waterways are recognised as a leading professional organisation, which has a long history and proud record of achievements. On average we assist around 500 vessels every year.
Funding is made possible by corporate sponsorship, public donations and fundraising events. Limited funding is also provided by state government.
Our aim is to uphold the highest level of professionalism
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation
Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is a not for profit organisation that has been delivering its youth development program since 1986. The Foundation, via Sail Training Ship Leeuwin II, is committed to challenging and inspiring young people to realise their personal potential and make a positive contribution to the wider community.
Leeuwin’s Youth Explorer voyages allow young people to experience a unique, challenging and inspirational ocean adventure that increases self-awareness, develops communication, improves teamwork and leadership skills, and creates a strong sense of community.
The Foundation relies on the support of the government, community and corporate sector to continue to offer these unique youth training and development programs. You can help us invest in the lives of young people by making a donation to send them on a Leeuwin voyage.
For further information, please contact Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation on 08 9430 4105 or visit our website at www.sailleeuwin.com
The Starlight Children’s Foundation
The sad reality is that every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. Unfortunately thousands of these children and young people are then faced with a diagnosis that can change their life, and the lives of their family, forever.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, supporters and volunteers, Starlight transforms these children’s experiences with innovative programs designed to enhance their total wellbeing and resilience, and give back their childhood.
Starlight programs are integral to the total care of seriously ill children and young people. While health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to focus on the child – lifting their spirits, giving them an opportunity to laugh and play, building resilience and improving their wellbeing.
Starlight receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of the Australian community.
Wheelchair Sports WA
Wheelchair Sports WA is a Charity that provides a broad range of social, recreational and sporting opportunities to people living with a physical disability in Western Australia. These are the means by which Wheelchair Sports WA aims to provide people with physical disabilities with the opportunity and encouragement to live fuller, healthier and happier lives.
Wheelchair Sports WA works closely with several rehabilitation hospitals in Perth, including monthly visits to Fiona Stanley Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital to meet current in-patients to spread the word about opportunities that are available to them, whether they have recently acquired an injury or whether it be congenital.
The Charity receives very little government support and therefore relies heavily on fundraising and the generosity of the WA community to continue to provide programs and opportunities for the disabled community.