How Your Donation Makes a Difference
Every $50 can go towards providing horse-riding helmets for Riders.
Every $100 can go towards providing Horse shoes for 4 Therapy horses.
Every $200 can go towards providing a Leather Pony saddle for a Therapy horse.
Sponsor a Therapy Pony / Horse for $12,000 per annum Sponsor a batch of 12 riders with special needs (x 10 sessions) for $12,000
Our Campaign Storyends 31 May 2020, 11:59 PM
January 2020 marks my 10th completed year of volunteering with RDA. For my birthday this year, I will like to dedicate all forms of celebration to RDA Singapore, an organisation which I love with the whole of my heart.
In the ten years of service with RDA, I have seen the riders progress so much over the terms and have seen how proud the parents are, looking at their children ride so majestically on the horses, when some face difficulty even walking a few small steps.
Annually, RDA Singapore needs about $1.2 million to maintain the centre, and the horses and ponies. RDA Singapore is not fully funded by the government and is dependent on the generosity of the public to help us to continue doing what we do. Your generous donation will help them to keep serving the disabled beneficiaries.
For every dollar donated up to $1000, I will match the donation. Update: as of 12 May 2020 1200, I have matched the donation as promised.
I seek your kind support towards this organisation, which renders a one-of-a-kind therapy to people with disabilities.
To know more about RDA Singapore, you may check out their website or email me at [email protected] I will be more than happy to share with you my experience with them.
About The Charity
INSPIRING HOPE & IMPROVING LIVES OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore is the only local charity which provides Therapeutic Horse-Riding and Equine-Assisted Activities for children and adults with disabilities, 100% free of charge.
Our therapy horses and ponies provide a tool for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs, in a non-clinical setting, that is fun and effective, helping the beneficiaries to function better in school/at work, at home and general daily activities, and ultimately helping to improve the quality of life for the beneficiaries and their families.
As part of the therapy, we bring our riders out for walks at a nearby forested trail. For many of our riders with physical disabilities, going into a forest is impossible on a wheelchair or with a walking aid. But they can do so with ease on a horse-back.
Over the years, some of our riders have advanced beyond therapy riding to international competition level! Two of our riders, Gemma Foo and Maximillian Tan, who represented Singapore in the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Paralympics Games started their riding sessions