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Tee-Off for Tall Timbers

If you love golf and helping others then why not Tee-off for a great local charity, RDA (NSW) Tall Timbers.

The Riding for the Disabled charity at the Gables runs equine programs to support people with a disability to develop and enhance their abilities.

The golf day will be held at Lynwood Country Club at Pitt Town on Friday 15th March from 7am. It will be the third gold day run by RDA (NSW) Tall Timbers which relies heavily on donations, fundraising and volunteers to deliver its programs to locals every year.

Nicole King said: “We do not receive any regular government funding and have a skeleton staff to provide essential stability to the Centre’s day to day operations. We have a herd of 15 horses and a 27 acre property to maintain as part of our services to the community.

“The programs help a variety of Participants from the age of 3 years into adulthood through a variety of programs including horse riding, groundwork, work skills as well as opportunities to participate in Mounted Games and Dressage events.”

Tee-Off For Tall Timbers
Hole sponsor: mccall gardens staff and participants with rda coaches nicole king and sophie scarlett and horses l j and nugget.

Equine programs are important for participants as it can sometimes be the key to learning life skills for the future when traditional learning environments are not engaging, it also helps develop physical strength and mobility and many more benefits for the individuals that participate.

Last year the centre assisted 134 participants in the Equine Program and their families and another 60 participants at the Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology clinic.

Nicole said: “The Annual Charity Golf Day fundraiser forms a huge part of our annual fundraising activities so that we are able to plan the programs for the future and understand what resources we have to support the needs of the community.”

As the centre is not government funded, every $90 raised will subsidise a session for a participant. Not all participants have NDIS funding to participate in the program and the hope is that the Centre can continue subsidising this program well into the future with the community’s support.

Tee-Off For Tall TimbersIf you don’t play golf there is an option for lunch ($65) and an option for lunch and golf lesson ($95).

To find out how to get involved either as a player or sponsor visit events. humanitix. com/2024-rda-nsw-talltimbers- centre-charity-golf-day

What: RDA NSW Tall Timbers Charity Golf Day
When: Friday 15th March from 7 am
Where: Lynwood Golf Club, 4 Pitt Town Bottoms Rd, Pitt Town.
Email: [email protected]

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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