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An organisation that provides people with a disability the opportunity to ride horses for recreation and therapy has received a grant worth $2,900 from Slater and Gordon’s Community Fund program.
Greater Western Sydney general manager, personal injury, Rachael James said the Riding for the Disabled Association (NSW) would use the grant to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for its first aid kit.
“The Riding for the Disabled Association provides a unique form of rehabilitation for people who have a disability through the experience of horse riding,” Ms James said.
“The sense of personal control that comes from horse riding can improve self-esteem and communication skills, as well as balance and muscle development.
“The organisation is an extremely worthy recipient and thanks to the grant, will be able to purchase essential lifesaving equipment to ensure ongoing health and safety for those who attend the facility.
“They do fantastic work in the community and we’re thrilled that we can support their cause through our Community Fund grants.”
Ms James said the Ryde-based organisation was one of the three successful recipients in NSW to receive a Community Fund grant to support an initiative that would either promote healthy living for young people; assist people with disease or disability; or address inequality and disadvantage.
Donations from Slater and Gordon’s Staff Giving Program are combined with funds from the law firm and channelled into the Slater and Gordon Community Fund. This is a fund managed by the Australian Communities Foundation.
Background on the fund is available at: www.slatergordon.com.au/the-firm/community