Working together benefits groups

David CharlesworthHarvey-Waroona Reporter

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.”

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