Our Campaign Story

ends 30 Jul 2021, 11:59 PM

One year ago, on 30th June 2020, our world changed forever with the birth of our incredible son Nivay. Despite his amazing strength, fight, and ability to find joy, he was heartbreakingly taken from us on 13th January 2021.

Since losing Nivay, we have been trying to channel our lives to some form of positivity despite the dark clouds over our heads. For the past three months, Pooja has been volunteering with RDA Singapore. RDA provide services of equine-assisted therapy to those with physical and cognitive disabilities.

To mark Nivay's first birthday, we would like to raise funds to sponsor one of RDA's horses for a year. This ensures the horse has all the necessary provisions while they provide this life changing therapy to those in need.

Our original plan was for us to have a sponsored activity but due to Covid19 restrictions, the activity we were planning is not currently possible. Despite this, we hope you can still help us raise funds for this amazing cause and honour Nivay in the best way possible.

We believe that donating in Nivay's name will make him as proud of us as we are of him. We love you NayNay.

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

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Animal Welfare
Children & Youth
Community
Disability