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Pegasus to Profit from Community Fete

By AIM - 19 September 2009 0

Eastlake Football Club will host their inaugural community fete today with proceeds going towards Pegasus and the upkeep of the Eastlake football program.

A range of exciting activities and stalls will be on offer including home baked goods, Canberra Milk van, goal kicking and handball competitions, sponge throwing, mini golf, arts and crafts, trash and treasure, face painting, jumping castle, baseball and cricket activities, wine tasting, prize wheel, fire truck, novelty races, massage, BBQ and freshly brewed coffee, also included is the Pegasus Smiley tent, where volunteers are encouraged to join the team.

Pegasus is located at Pegasus Farm on the outskirts of Canberra.  About 100 riders with a disability ride at Pegasus each week and about 100 volunteers assist with the operation of programs. Pegasus’ sporting, recreational and therapeutic programs provide physical, social and educational benefits for people with a disability.

Eastlake Football Club is a committed supporter of Pegasus, having already contributed support for the further enhancement of the Pegasus volunteer program. 

Eastlake Football Club is a committed supporter of Pegasus, having already contributed support for the further enhancement of the Pegasus volunteer program. 

Anthony Ratcliffe, Eastlake CEO, says the club is pleased to be involved with another great initiative in support of Pegasus.

“Pegasus is an incredible organisation that provides equestrian activities for people with a disability”, Ratcliffe said. “Eastlake is looking forward to what promises to be an exciting day at our first Community Fete, not only will it be a great day out for families but will raise much needed funds for charity.”

Simone Doherty, Acting Pegasus Executive Officer, says the support from Eastlake will make a big difference to the farm.

Simone Doherty, Acting Pegasus Executive Officer, says the support from Eastlake will make a big difference to the farm.

“Pegasus is a not for profit organisation and all contributions are very much appreciated”, Doherty said. “Eastlake have been generous supporters of Pegasus for some time now and we are so grateful, because without it we would not be able to provide the services we do for our riders.”

The inaugural Eastlake Community Fete will be held this Saturday 19 September at Kingston Oval between 11:00am-3:00pm.

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