Riding for the Disabled gets a much needed boost

The Murray-Mandurah branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) has been given a significant boost thanks to the Lord’s Taverners Australia’s Peel branch pitching in with a $2000 fuel card.

The RDA, which supports adults and children with disabilities, special needs and mental health issues, was struggling to cover the cost of fuel to transport people to and from its programs in the Peel region.

But the organisation will be able to continue its work following the donation, which Lord’s Taverners president Barrie Hudson said was an easy one for the branch to make.

“Our committee was pleased to be able to step in to fund a $2000 fuel card to assist in paying for this very important program that continues to make a significant difference in the lives of young people with a disability,” he said.

Murray-Mandurah RDA treasurer Dianne Beardmore said the contribution would help the organisation continue to provide a platform for people with disabilities in the community.

“We are pleased to continue to build on our successful partnership with Lord’s Taverners. The difference they are making through their most recent donation to assist us in being able to pay for the fuel for our disabled accessible bus cannot be underestimated,” she said.

“The $2,000 fuel card is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Lord’s Taverners for many years to come as we give our young people in need a sporting chance.”

The Lord’s Taverners’ Peel branch has been supporting local clubs like the RDA for 12 years now, as part of an international organisation that began at Lord’s Cricket ground in the UK.

Across that time, they have donated over $120,000 to assist in blind cricket, football camps and wheelchair basketball camps.

They have contributed fishing programs and cricket kits for disadvantaged young people and supported a dancer’s trip to represent Australia at the Blackpool International Dance competition in the UK. 

The Lord’s Taverners have also helped young people secure internships to work on Ben Elton’s feature film Three Summers, shot in the Peel region.

To learn more about the Lord’s Taverners Peel branch visit lordstavernerspeel.org.au or to become a member email membership@lordstavernerspeel.org.au