One Year to prepare for Horses for Courses Fundraiser
Posted on July 22, 2016
Raising awareness for Equity of Access to Education for kids living in the Bush!
WE INVITE YOU TO BE INVOLVED…
My childhood friend Tash and I will ride our horses 1,000kms from Suplejack Downs Stn to Darwin, raising awareness for the Equity of Access to Education for Kids living in The Bush. All profits go to ICPA and we are very excited to invite you to be involved.
Our Epic Horse Ride is scheduled to take place during the NT June/July School Holidays, 2017. Whilst the distance of a thousand kilometres sounds rather daunting, we choose to do it because that’s the distance my daughter Shannai deals with on a daily basis studying (year 10) through the NTSDE Darwin (Northern Territory School of Distance Education) My youngest daughter Kiralee is completing year 8 at ASSOA (Alice Springs School of the Air) 730kms from Suplejack in the opposite direction.
Education through School of the Air or Distance Education are the only options available to many families living in Remote Australia who don’t want to send their kids to boarding school or uproot the whole family and move into town to live. Completing an education can be very challenging when you live so far from your nearest town and we feel the need to inform people of the barriers our rural and remote kids face on a daily basis to get an education.
Tash and I and support crew, will take 35 days to make the marathon ride all the way through to Darwin. Firstly up through the Northern Tanami, past Lajamanu and Kalkarinji, onto the Buntine Highway, across to the Victoria Highway into Katherine and our final 300km leg along the Stuart Highway into Darwin. We are connecting with as many people as possible in the coming months in the effort to raise Public Awareness and Sponsorships and invite other horse riders to join us for short stints along the way riding under their own steam!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF OUR AWARENESS RIDE?
You can help us by making a donation to ‘HORSES FOR COURSES’ at www.horsesforcourses.net.au we would also be incredibly grateful for any horse feed donations or vouchers, fuel coupons or vouchers (to keep our support crew rolling) We welcome any media coverage because after all that’s what our cause is all about, raising awareness!
All profits from our ‘HORSES FOR COURSES’ Ride for Bush Kids will be donated to the ICPA - Isolated Children’s Parents Association who have been working tirelessly for equity of access to education for all students who live in rural and remote Australia since 1971.
As a show of our gratitude and appreciation, your donations will be advertised on our Facebook page and website. If you have a logo you’d like displayed please email it through to firstname.lastname@example.org we will display it on our FB page Website, Flyers and throughout our Arrival Celebrations to show our gratitude for your support.
Through our horse ride ‘HORSES FOR COURSES’ we will raise awareness and educate the greater community of the difficulties bush kids face when completing their schooling years.
We would also like to cordially invite you to join us in Darwin to attend our Horses for Courses, Ride for Bush Kids Arrival Celebrations, kicking off at 5pm Saturday 22nd, July 2017. Thank you in advance and we look forward to staying in contact with you throughout our Epic Adventure through our Facebook page: www.facebook/horsesforcourses.com