Wishing Tree

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Every dream is a possibility

When you donate to The Wishing Tree, you help make dreams come true for people living with disability.

From the minor, like making the everyday just that little bit easier; to the life-changing, like giving someone the ability to communicate. It’s all possible.

The Wishing Tree is funded entirely by donations and wishes are only granted if there is no other funding source available and they fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

  • Increases independence
  • Supports a better living environment
  • Fulfils a long term goal or ambition
  • Provides a special, one off treat
  • All Wishing Tree wishes granted are for requests between $100 and $3,000. Staff and customers can nominate for a ‘Wish’ and a specially selected committee choose how the funds are shared.

Read how past wishes have changed our customers’ lives for the better.

wishing tree stories

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Customer Debbie smiling and holding her new iPad and keyboard.

Debbie

Customer Debbie had her wish come true, receiving an iPad from The Wishing Tree at Rocky Bay. Debbie has gained more independence and was…

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Chris with his support worker Craig

Chris

Motivation and a zest for life is inherent in 24-year-old Chris Minutillo, who has just recently earned his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award after completing the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure’s Ultimate Challenge, with support from Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree.

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Read Peggy's story: Customer Peggy with OT Amy holding her new iPhone X from The Wishing Tree

Peggy

Technology can be a wonderful thing, and no one knows that better than Peggy Harvey, who was recently gifted an iPhone X by the Rocky Bay Wishing Tree, with the wish made on her behalf by Rocky Bay Allied Health Team Leader, Amy Hutchinson.

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Ryan & Klive

The New Year has started with a bang for brothers Ryan and Klive Saunders-Lawrence, thanks to their hard work and some assistance from Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree.

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Emilio smiling and riding his new red tricycle

Emilio

Three-year-old Emilio Jimenez-Lozano is now able to enjoy precious play time with his older brother, Javier, riding their bikes together, with a little help from Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree.

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Chloe

Nineteen year-old Chloe Hutchinson, who is supported by our Community Transition team, recently returned from an adventure voyage of a lifetime on the STS Leeuwin II that only a select few young people have the opportunity to experience.

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Fenton experiencing indoor skydiving with a professional instructor, wearing an orange skydive outfit

Fenton

Fenton D’Rozario was determined to reach his ultimate goal of indoor skydiving when he started his health journey three years ago, and this month he has done just that, thanks to support from Rocky Bay’s Wishing Tree.

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Sean

An avid aviation enthusiast, 27-year-old Sean, has been a customer of Rocky Bay since 2015, staying twice a week at the respite Guest House in Rockingham. Thanks to the Wishing Tree, Sean took the skies for his first ever helicopter ride.

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Nick + Tyler

The Rocky Bay Wishing Tree made a dream come true for customers Nick and Tyler. Nick and Tyler embarked on a five-day high seas ocean voyage on a round trip from Fremantle.

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