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 Mar 2021, 11:59 PM
In 2020, I started my first birthday campaign and decided to make it a regular fixture of my birthday celebration. Because, why not engage in a good cause? It is my 11th year with RDA and I haven't regretted the decision I made to walk into RDA in 2010.
My campaign in 2020 raised $3210, and with the dollar-for-dollar matching by Tote Board, $6420 was given to RDA in total.
As I turn 30 in 2021, I will match whatever that is raised by 30% (up to $1000) or $1000, whichever is higher at the end of the drive.
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. Any donation above $10 is eligible for tax relief.
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