Goulburn Options fundraiser attracts 200 horse riders to some spectacular country.ELLY FISHER March 5, 2014 4:48am
Since the purchase of the DHS property at O’Sullivan Crt, Seymour in October 2013, the Goulburn Options community has already completed stage one of the Go Get Living Project.
Go Get Living will provide a range of flexible accommodation models for people with a disability in the Seymour area.
Stage one has welcomed new tenants who receive in-home support to live independently.
The project has received much support from Great Divide Trail Riders Club who organised the major fundraising event ‘‘Madi’s Ride for Goulburn Options’’ held at the weekend in Flowerdale.
This ride was in memory of Madison Mason who was a member of Goulburn Options and sadly passed away early last year at the age of 20.
With the overwhelming support of the Great Divide Trail Riders and the generosity of Madi’s family, in particular her parents Simon and Allison, ‘‘Madi’s Ride’’ saw about 200 people attend a weekend camping, horse riding, music and dance and a massive goods and service auction to raise funds to develop accommodation options for people with a disability in the Seymour area.
Madi’s Ride has generated significant donations that will go directly to the Go Get Living special fund.
Goulburn Options is hopeful that the demonstrated and mammoth level of community support for increasing accommodation options in the Mitchell Shire and surrounds might be recognised by other funding agencies as being something the community wants and indeed needs.
Organisers are already making plans to hold another Madi’s Ride event in 2015 and have already received nominations to attend.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the Go Get Living project can visit www.seymourdisabilityservices.com.au
— Elly Fisher
Goulburn Options chief executive
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