The event formed part of The Right Place by Mirvac Summer Festival and saw some 3,000 people attend over five nights of family movies at the Quarry Adventure Park in Meadow Springs in January.
Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club president, Elaine Daniels said the community support was paramount for the club’s growth.
“It is always encouraging when the community get behind an event like this, as it raises awareness of causes that rely on community support for their growth and development. We will be using the proceeds to fund vital training and equipment for life saving patrols in the area,” she said.
President of Mandurah City Rotary Club, Sue Kirke said teaming up with partners like Mirvac gave their community initiatives greater exposure.
“We are always looking for new members to help with our community work and are grateful for the support they bring. It was great to have all three Rotary clubs in Mandurah working together with Mirvac and the Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club on this project to achieve such a great result,” she said.
Mirvac WA Development Director of Masterplanned Communities Kim Lawrance said these types of events were a successful way of bringing the communities they are invested in together.
“These events reflect aspects of life that we value – home, friendship and community. It is an enjoyable way of bringing together the community, whilst supporting a great cause,” he said.
Prizes for best-dressed boy and girl, face painting and free ice cream helped to attract the large crowds over the course of the events.
The event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of key sponsors, 97.3 Coast FM, GCS, Tru Blue Mandurah and Rent A Fence.