Work­ing to­gether to ben­e­fit pair of groups

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

AN­OTHER year in a long re­la­tion­ship be­tween the Brunswick Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety and Rid­ing for the Dis­abled South West was marked last Wed­nes­day, with the pre­sen­ta­tion of a cheque.

Each year, Rid­ing for the Dis­abled pro­vides eight to 10 vol­un­teers to help run the eques­trian sec­tion of the Brunswick Agri­cul­tural Show for which the so­ci­ety do­nates $3000.

So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Wendy Dick­in­son said the as­so­ci­a­tion be­tween the com­mu­nity groups had been a long and sup­port­ive one. “We’ve been do­ing it for a few years, work­ing to­gether,” she said.

“They as­sist the stew­ards with the run­ning of the horse sec­tion and just mak­ing sure it all runs smoothly.”

Rid­ing for the Dis­abled South West trea­surer Marie Mor­ti­more said the money would go to­wards the up­keep and health of their 14 horses.

“It goes to feed and medicines and things like that,” she said.

Ms Mor­ti­more said the up­keep of the horses is ex­pen­sive and the money from the so­ci­ety is quite im­por­tant.

“One of our big­gest ex­penses we have is their up­keep,” she said.

“They’re our big­gest as­set, of course with­out them we wouldn’t have a pro­gram.”

Ms Mor­ti­more thanked the so­ci­ety for its years of mu­tual sup­port.

“We ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port from the Brunswick Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety,” she said.

“It’s a good kicker for us to keep our horses healthy.”

Pic­ture: David Charlesworth

Rid­ing for the Dis­abled South West trea­surer Marie Mor­ti­more ac­cepts the $3000 do­na­tion from Brunswick Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Wendy Dick­in­son.

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