Community Support in 2016
Pegasus continues to receive wonderful support from the Canberra community.
Like the recent Fyshwick Bunnings Pegasus BBQ on 14 January which raised over $1,700! Our thanks to those volunteers who helped on the day. Another BBQ is planned for Belconnen Bunnings on Saturday 18 February so make sure you drop by and grab a sausage sandwich!
As we headed into the festive period, Pegasus CEO Jane, attended the Canberra Bowling Club’s Christmas Celebrations in Forrest as a special guest. Pegasus benefactor, Marcus Quinlivan OAM and Lady President, Mina Bannerman, made her feel right at home as she spoke about the important work Pegasus does, why we do it and how to help. The Club presented Jane with an engraved trophy and donations amounting to $338.20.
Pegasus received tremendous support for the International Day of People with a Disability (i-Day) from the Department of Agriculture and Energy on Monday 5 December. As their selected charity, dedicated department staff raised an amazing $6,229.35 through raffles and a silent auction. Pegasus thanks our Patron and the keynote speaker on the day, Michael Milton, for nominating us. Thanks also to Matt Tillott, father of Pegasus participant Grace, for joining us on the day and telling Grace’s story.
The Department of Education also did a sterling job raising $657.65 for iDay and Pegasus CEO, Jane spoke at the Department’s Ability Network happy hour, raising awareness of the organisation and promoting the department’s workplace giving program, of which Pegasus is part of.
On 6 November, Jane attended a Bowl and Prawn Day, invited by the Belconnen Bowling Club, to supplement last year’s Vinyl night in support of a Pegasus riding scholarship.
We also express our gratitude to staff in the Department of Health. Last October they also held a fundraising day for Pegasus and raised $865.35 – a fantastic effort!
This year, Pegasus is excited to be a charity of choice for the ACT Chapter of the Financial Planning Association. We look forward to working with them and their members.
Gnomes need homes!
It is a gnome fact that Snow White has many friends – 30 in fact – and they all arrived at Pegasus together!
This extended gnome family was recently gifted to Pegasus by an anonymous donor. These gnomes and friends will be very happy in the Pegasus Sensory and Adventure Trail!
If you have a gnome that needs a home, bring them to Pegasus!
Beyond Bank Australia has partnered with Pegasus to raise funds for the purchase of a dual-cab ute. It kicked off the fundraising campaign with a donation of $15,000.
The new vehicle will make it possible for Pegasus to transport horses in a float, assist in evacuations in the case of a bushfire, and support training, promotion and inclusion.
“We currently rely on staff and volunteers letting us use their own vehicles for many of our activities,” said Pegasus CEO, Jane Thompson.
“Our participants would love to take part in events with other horse riders, but at the moment we can’t easily transport them or our horses. The more we can be involved in events around Canberra, the more included our participants will be in the community.”
To help raise the rest of the funds needed to purchase the vehicle, you can open a Community Reward Account at Beyond Bank and nominate Pegasus. It's a unique way for supporters (both individuals and businesses) to contribute.
It’s a high-interest savings account and in return Pegasus receives a Community Reward Payment, based on the combined average annual balances of all our supporters savings. The earnings are not capped. So the more supporters we have saving in this account, the more money Beyond Bank can reward Pegasus!
To open a Community Reward Account visit Beyond Bank's website.