Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Apr 2017, 11:59 PM

RDA therapy horse Lukas got himself into an accident trying to jump into the paddock on 25/9/16. Poor Lukas was hospitalized and passed away after the surgery on 15/2/17. This campaign will remain active for the next few weeks for those who would like to donate to his memory.

Lukas was a charming, well loved and hardworking therapy horse who amazingly helped his 13-year old RDA rider Malcolm with expressing his feelings because of the relationship they have! Malcolm found out his friend Lukas was unwell, and took the initiative to write his first ever letter, which his thrilled mother shared, then leading to a kind RDA volunteer helping pass the letter on, and the rest is viral history! Read about it here:
https://www.facebook.com/rdasgp/posts/721203861365115

I created this campaign to help RDA with the costs of his vet bill, which will exceed $20,000. This will help RDA Singapore continue to provide horse riding therapy free of charge for disabled children and adults in Singapore.

Thank you for your support!
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You can also donate via bank transfer, cash or cheque, (but please mention if its for Lukas' hong bao) more detailst: http://rdasingapore.org/Support-Us/Donate
All donations (above $10) are entitled to 250% tax-deduction.

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

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Animal Welfare
Children & Youth
Community
Disability