Each year, the Waugh Infrastructure Staff take time out from our busy schedule to volunteer time to a worthy cause, and in 2020 we chose to help the local Riding for the Disabled here in Timaru.
The Riding for the Disabled is a worldwide volunteer organisation that provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy therapeutic horse riding and horse care.
They currently provide programmes to around 33 children and adults with disabilities in the South Canterbury region.
We spent an energetic and enjoyable morning (before we got rained off) removing the weeds from their sensory garden.
We also helped by taking the excess sacks of horse poo to the local recycling centre to be added to the compost mix sold to the public.
This effort was a big help to them, so now they can focus on what they know best – enabling riders to develop a level of independence and achieve personal goals.
So if you are looking to do something to help a worthy cause, then get in touch with your local Riding for the Disabled – there are 52 groups in NZ.
Thanks to the Riding for the Disabled crew for shouting morning tea for us.
Watch the slideshow below for more photos of our community activity.
- NZRDA website for the organisation’s logo and photo
- Jenni Fraser
- Jonan Castillon