For the sweet tooth! (Released 15/08/2017)

Chocolate and lolly boxes are now available in the RDA Centre office.

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It's time to get your chocolate for fundraising. (Released 27/08/2016)


For all you chocoholics out there why not take a Goody Box or a Fun box of Cadbury’s chocolates, sell them to your family and friends and bring the lovely loot back to RDA to help our gorgeous horses give our wonderful riders continuous therapy. 


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RDA Raymond Terrace boosted by $6000 Salamander Bay Recycling Centre donation (Released 3/06/2016)

FALLEN trees and busted helmets will be a thing of the past for Raymond Terrace and Lower Hunter Riding for the Disabled Centre after receiving a $6000 donation.

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Ron Prince and his daughter Belinda in the news. (Released 3/03/2016)

Fears of a funding shortfall in the National Disability Insurance Scheme are unfounded according to the findings of an economic report which shows that the program will spark a multi-billion dollar jobs boom in NSW.

The analysis, to be released on Monday, reveals that more than 23,000 people with a disability and their carers are likely to enter the state's workforce when the scheme is fully implemented, generating up to $7 billion for the NSW economy each year.


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Greener Pastures Make For Happy Horses (Released 20/11/2015)

Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) NSW Raymond Terrace & Lower Hunter Centre’s therapy horses are enjoying greener pastures after receiving funding to improve the soil in their local paddocks. 

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Laing O’Rourke and Select Community Investment Days at RDA Raymond Terrace (Released 7/10/2015)

Laing O’Rourke maintain the railway lines in the Hunter region and Select provide heavy plant and machinery.

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We thank Ford Performance Vehicle & XR Owner's Club of Newcastle (Released 21/06/2015)

We had a visit from the Ford Performance Vehicle & XR Owner's Club of Newcastle last Saturday morning and they presented us with cheques to the value of $5,015.71.

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We Thank You Medowie Pet and Produce (Released 28/03/2015)

Thank you to a local business associated with RDA

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Earth Angels do exist by Cheryl Taylor (Released 23/01/2015)

Being the Communications Manager for Beyond Bank means that PR and external communication for the organisation either start at my desk or arrive at my desk for review. Usually the topic is finance – how to save money, hints and tips on retirement or wealth management etc. However, sometimes because of the work Beyond Bank does in the community, I get to read and/or write about topics that often warm the heart, and on some occasions I move away from my desk and get involved in activities that make me very proud to be an employee of Beyond Bank.

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Christmas Message From President Roly (Released 21/12/2014)

As 2014 comes to a close, it is time for a quick reflection on the past year. Isabel and myself were away during August and September and surprise, surprise, the world did not come to an end.

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Stardust Circus Raises $1952.45 For RDA (Released 17/11/2014)

A big thank you to the Stardust Circus. In response to the break in at RDA, Stardust Circus kindly invited us to have charity collections during some of their shows while they were in Raymond Terrace

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RDA Feature On Kim, Sarge and Steve St John Radio Show 105.3 NEWFM. (Released 14/11/2014)

On the morning of Thursday 15th November, RDA was featured on the Kim, Sarge and Steve St John radio show 105.3 NEWFM.

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Hair to Spare – by Janet Hudson (Released 8/11/2014)

Some of you may know that last year Isobel grew and then had her hair cut and gave it to the Cancer Council to make a wig for someone going through cancer treatment. That got me thinking that perhaps I too could do the same so I started to grow my hair from May 2013 onwards.

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RDA Christmas Raffle - Drawn 1st Dec (Released 19/10/2014)

Raffle Drawn: 1st December 2014 at the RDA christmas party.

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Save Your Money, Support RDA! (Released 21/09/2014)

We are really excited to have received our very first Community Reward annual bonus payment from Beyond Bank Australia.

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RDA In Action! by Rosemary Laing (Released 3/09/2014)
We hear and see quite a lot about the achievements of our riders, horses, coaches, volunteers and congratulations to all those recognized for their contributions at the recent State AGM — very well deserved.
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A Tribute To Noel Masters (Released 23/08/2014)

It is with much sadness that we inform you that our Riding For The Disabled member and friend Noel Masters has passed away quietly and comfortably at the Mater Hospice on Wednesday 11th June 2014. A number of years ago Noel was interviewed by a journalist and gave a personal account of Riding For The Disabled.

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Fifth Annual Volunteer Awards Presentation (Released 16/11/2012)

The Fifth Annual Volunteer Awards Presentation took a different format this year and was celebrated with a High Tea, just for a change of pace.  It was held on Monday 12 November and got off to a good start with a perfect weather day, allowing our volunteers and visitors to enjoy a glass of punch on the Murphy’s room balcony.

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Crest Financial Services Charity Golf Day (Released 2/11/2012)

Paul Howden, Managing Director, invited us to attend their charity golf day at Newcastle Golf Club at Stockton on Friday 11 November. Paul’s daughter, Caitlin, rode with Hunter Orthopaedic School on Tuesdays for a number of years and sadly passed away.  Caitlin had a very witty sense of humour, and it is in her honour that Crest Financial Services chose RDA to be a joint recipient, with Hunter Orthopaedic School, of funds raised from the annual charity golf day.

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Bushie's Ball (Released 25/10/2012)

This year’s Bushies Ball, unfortunately, is over again.
We had about 150 people attend, which is a comfortable number, although we could accommodate a few more.

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Monster Garage Sale (Released 22/10/2012)

After a presentation to the Probus Club of Morpeth on Hunter in June, some of their members were talking about how they could help RDA.  These members are part of another group, who call themselves The Knitting Group.  They meet on the first Tuesday of each month for a social morning, as well as taking time to plan what knitting they will do for the community.

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Annual Book, Plant & Market Sale (Released 24/09/2012)

The Book, Plant and Market Sale was held at the Centre on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September. It was a successful event, in that we had 24 stall holders, some returned from last year, some from RDA, and some new stall holders.  The stall holders arrived early to set up, the early birds just before 6.30 am.  We were slow to put the kettle on, which was a big mistake.  We had the stall holders queuing by the time the kettle was boiled, all waiting for the breakfast cuppa.  The market stalls certainly added to the atmosphere of the weekend and gave people an opportunity to spend some time wandering around visiting the stalls and enjoying their wares in between book viewing, plant selection and Devonshire teas.

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Companion Credit Union Regional Mounted Games (Released 17/09/2012)

On Sunday the 16th of September we could not of asked for a more perfect day for the 2012 Companion Credit Union Regional Mounted Games. The sun was shining and RDA was coming to life with people running around everywhere.  We had 25 Riders compete in the Flags, Bending, Barrels and Keyhole Races and all horses behaved exceptionally well.  A buckskin by the name of Jackson, from RDA Central Coast, had a little buck whilst starting the barrels, but the rider stayed on and rode it out.

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A Tribute to Vale Gumnut (Released 31/08/2012)

Sadly, the RDA RT&LH Centre's first carriage driving pony, Gumnut, died in early August at the age of 32.

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Newcastle Jockey Club Cocktail Party Fundraiser (Released 8/08/2012)

The Newcastle Jockey Club hosted a fundraiser for Riding for the Disabled on 6 and 7 August, in conjunction with their race days.

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RDANSW Hippotherapy Accreditation Course Hosted by RT&LH Centre (Released 30/07/2012)

Hippotherapy is a form of physical and occupational therapy in which a therapist uses the movements of a horse to provide carefully graded motor and sensory input.  A foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing, to improve a wide range of daily activities.

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Volunteer Week (Released 21/05/2012)

The theme of National Volunteer Week, celebrated from 14-20 May 2012, was “Every One Counts”.  The week recognised the role of the 6 million volunteers throughout Australia who contribute to our community and provided an opportunity to say thank you for their assistance.

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A Tribute to Margie Englebach (Released 2/05/2012)

Margaret Engelbach , Margie to all, served RDA for many years.  She volunteered at Raymond Terrace and Lower Hunter since 2002 having volunteered at Throsby Park for many years prior to coming to Raymond Terrace.

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