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Esther Teng

9 January 2017
The Racing/Sports Editor
As part of Singapore Turf Club’s continuous efforts to support the community, the Club will once again play host to the Riding for the Disabled Association of Singapore (RDA) by providing the platform to raise funds on Sunday, 15 January 2017 at the Singapore Racecourse. The annual RDA at the Races event is a key fundraiser on RDA’s calendar and it aims to raise $100,000 through the sale of lunch tables and donations this year.
“Singapore Turf Club is delighted to have partnered RDA Singapore for another meaningful event. We are honoured to be the venue sponsor for the past decade and making a difference to the many riders that benefitted from the programme. Community service is a crucial element of the Club’s ethos, and we are glad to support RDA to raise funds for its noble cause to provide complimentary therapeutic horse-riding sessions for the special needs community, which go a long way to improve their quality of life,” said Mr Simon Leong, Senior Vice President (Corporate Services), Singapore Turf Club.
Mr Eugene Yong, Honorary Chairman of RDA Singapore; “RDA Singapore has been providing free horse-riding therapy sessions to people with special needs over the last 35 years. Going forward, we plan to increase the number of beneficiaries served per year by 35%, reduce the average wait time for beneficiaries, from 6-9 months to 3-6 months for a slot in the therapy, and acquire additional therapy horses to support the service expansion. We could not have done it without the continued support of our corporate partners and many individual supporters over the years. This is the 10th “RDA at the Races” that Singapore Turf Club has supported RDA Singapore and we hope that we will be able to continue and expand this partnership for years to come.”
Gracing the event as the Guest-of-Honour is Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry, who will present the trophies to the winning connections of the RDA Cup 2017. In addition to sponsors and supporters, other event attendees include RDA riders and beneficiaries such as Singapore Paralympian Maximilian Tan, who is an alumnus of RDA therapy programme.
Besides the RDA Cup, other racing highlights of the day will be the Mitsubishi Electric Gallop, Obayashi Sprint and the ANZA Action HCP.
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department,
Singapore Turf Club
For enquiries, please contact:
Mr Eric Loh
Head (Corporate Communications)
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Ms Yvonne Lee
Assistant Manager (Corporate Communications)
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