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A contributing community

As a community-funded organisation, Samford RDA relies on the financial support of individuals, groups and businesses – and this month they welcomed contributions from both adults and children in the Samford and surrounding area.

Members of Albany Creek Lions Club visited Samford RDA’s centre at the showgrounds to present a $1,000 donation which will be used to run the weekly program in the final term of 2023. The visit was an opportunity for the Lions to inspect the facilities and learn how their support improves the lives of people with a disability. RDA horse Misty, was particularly interested to know what was going on.

The Rotary Club of Samford Valley, a long-time supporter of Samford RDA, transferred its annual horse sponsorship to RDA horse Peter Pan following the sad passing of their sponsored horse Blue. Blue was a valued member of the herd, but unfortunately he recently suffered very severe colic from which he was unable to recover.

Peter Pan has been sponsored for many years by Samford Patchworkers, whose amazing generosity over the years contributed towards his purchase, saddle and ongoing care. The Patchworkers even handmade a colourful patchwork rug for Peter Pan, which he wears on extra special occasions. Samford RDA thanks Samford Patchworkers for their wonderful support over the years. It has been greatly appreciated.

Year 6 students from Samford State School selected several local charities, including Samford RDA, as beneficiaries of their Market Day Project. The students designed and created a product to sell at the school’s Market Day, with proceeds going to the chosen organisations. Samford RDA received $683.95 from the students’ efforts and generosity. Thank you to Jonty, Remy, Wyatt, Alexis, Lola, Frankie, Carly, Sophie, Mikayla, Billie, Echo, Daniel, Alex, Sophia, Isabella and Izzy.

CAPTION: Members of Albany Creek Lions Club at the Samford RDA Centre with Misty.

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