Spe­cial cake for 30 years of sup­port

The Northland Age - - Local News -

Gwenyth Cossey’s 30 years of ac­tive sup­port for Rid­ing for the Dis­abled in Kaitaia was cel­e­brated re­cently.

Gwenyth joined Kaitaia RDA in 1989, and at­tended a pre­lim­i­nary in­struc­tor’s course the fol­low­ing year.

High­lights since then in­cluded help­ing pre­pare one of the rid­ers for the Spe­cial Olympics in Min­neapo­lis, US, in 1991, and rid­ing with Sir Howard Mor­ri­son in the 1992 Va­ri­ety Bash.

Trea­surer Chris­tine Laing said she had been in­stru­men­tal in de­vel­op­ing chil­dren’s pro­grammes, fundrais­ing and help­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion to pro­cure its Church Rd prop­erty in 1998.

In 2015 Gwenyth was named NZRDA Vol­un­teer of the Year.

“She is a cheer­ful and tire­less worker who new vol­un­teers can learn a lot from, and we hope she con­tin­ues for many years to come,” Chris­tine added. Gwenyth Cossey with her very spe­cial cake.

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