About us Thank you Thank you We would like to recognise the many organisations, Service Clubs and supporters who have assisted RDA(NSW) Tall Timbers Centre, without their generosity our program would not be possible. The Profield Foundation, Australian Security Fencing, Lions Club of Kuringai, Lions Club of Lions Club of Castle Hill and Soroptimist of the Hills. For privacy we do not disclose some names of individual donors but sincerely thank them for their continued support. Thank you to the James Kirby Foundation who donated $7500 to assist us to run our Senses and Fun Life Skills Program. Thank you to The Primary Club who donated $33,000 to pay for a disability ramp to our outdoor arena. Thank you to Bivianos Dural who organized the 2018 Hills Annual Gala Charity Ball with proceeds of $40k plus $15k of Head to Hoof supplies from Equine Consulting Services. Thank you to Commonwealth Bank Dural for a $1000 Community Grant in 2018. Thank you to Westpac Rouse for a $1000 Community Boost in 2018. Thank you to Commonwealth Foundation Grassroots Grant of $10k in 2018, 2019 and 2020 to assist us to use a variety of Allied Health Professionals to develop our program and train our coaches. Thank you also to our current horse sponsors and Friends of our Horse Team. Thank you to everyone who donated preloved saddlery, 2nd hand books, gifts, prizes and items from our wish list. Our fundraising efforts include The Model Railways Exhibition (supported by Kuringai Lions and North Shore Railway Modellers) and Sausage Sizzles at Bunnings Rouse Hill. We also hold a Horses’ birthday fundraiser, a Horses’ Birthday Lunch and our annual Ride-a-thon. A Bingo Night was held supported by Castlebrook Memorial Park and a Trivia Night will be held in September. In the past we have sold Corn Cobs at the Antique Machinery Shoe, catered for the Collectors’ Plant Fair and once again we will be selling tickets in the Rotary Club Raffle. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to support these important fundraisers. Past support: Ageing and Disability Department. Rotary Club of West Pennant Hills and Cherrybrook who financed our horse yards and Joan Edwards who donated the funds for the shade cover. Thank you also to the Australian Government Water Fund for our Community Water Grant and the Department of Sport and Recreation for their assistance in our development. Thank you to The Primary Club of Australia who generously assisted with the cost of the arena extension. We also received a grant from the Department of Family and Community Services to purchase chairs which have now been used on numerous occasions. Thank you also to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Centrelink for their financial assistance during the Equine Influenza Outbreak. Thank you to Woolworths – in 2009 we received a Fresh Food Kids Grant of $1500 to purchase riding and games equipment for our program. In 2010 we received $7000 from Woolworths National Office who donated $7000 to the weekday program enabling 7 riders to participate in the program. A special thank you to Year 7 at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta who continue to support our Centre by holding an annual Walk-a-thon. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Glenhaven who held a golf day and made a generous donation to the Centre. We also received a donation from Rotary Club of Dural following their charity golf day. Thank you to the Rotary Club of Holroyd who hold a Doll and Bear show each year with the proceeds to benefit our Centre. Thank you also to the Lions Club of Baulkham Hills, Parramatta Probation, Windsor Polo Club, Rural Press, Barker College, Castle Hill RSL, Rouse Hill Town Centre and Stanhope Village for their support. Thanks to The Disabled Children’s Foundation which donated $2750 in 2016 and $2500 in 2017 to assist with veterinary costs. Thank you to NSW Government Community Building Partnerships for supporting construction of the Life Skills building. Thank you to Blacktown Workers Club who have granted $10,000 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and $2500 in 2020 to support our vehicles expenses including registration, insurance and maintenance. In 2020 we have had great support from the Government with COVID support and recovery grants and Jobkeeper payments. We also received a $5000 volunteer small equipment grant. Thank you also to those donors who wish to remain anonymous. We very much appreciate all the assistance we are given.