Thursday, 2 August 2012
: Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT will launch the Pegasus Foundation membership drive at the Canberra Raiders home game on Sunday 5 August at Canberra Stadium.
The Pegasus Foundation provides an opportunity for individuals, families and businesses to assist in the upkeep of Pegasus ponies and to help guarantee riders with a disability in the Canberra region ongoing programs at Pegasus.
NRL legend and Raiders former Captain, Alan Tongue, has thrown his support behind Pegasus.
“With three beautiful children of my own, I understand the importance of the work Pegasus does for those less fortunate,” Mr Tongue stated.
Chairman of the Pegasus Foundation, Gary Rake, has praised the organisation and has called on families and business in Canberra to support such a wonderful cause.
“The riders bring courage, the Pegasus staff and volunteers bring knowledge, the horses bring good-nature and a few critical dollars from Canberrans can ensure that these essential programs continue at Pegasus,” said Mr Rake.
Simone Doherty, Executive Officer of Pegasus, said that by becoming a member of the Pegasus Foundation you will not only be making a financial contribution to the upkeep of the herd but also supporting the important work Pegasus performs for people with a disability.
“The strong bond that develops between a rider and their horse is truly amazing to see.
“Horse riding boosts personal confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, leadership and trust, while also improving coordination, balance, muscle development and fitness,” she said.
The Pegasus Foundation board are encouraging the Canberra community to make an ongoing contribution by adding $85/month (or $1000/year) to their household or business expenses as a tax-deductible contribution to Pegasus riding programs.
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