Great job to all the Organisers and all the Participants.
What a great day and a fantastic result. You all should be very happy with the result. More people from SYFS came this year and our sponsors and everyone had a nice day – the atmosphere was terrific.
The extra help that some of you offered in encouraging the young people who attended and some rode was very appreciated. Some of these young people are currently homeless, many have left school early, some have significant mental health issues, some are painfully shy and lacking confidence and yet they volunteered to help, they participated well and we were very proud of them. Some were scared and yet they did great and are keen for next year. A couple of our young people came up from Nowra to ride and we were so proud of them. One young woman with a disability who had pulled out changed her mind and rode. One young woman who has been going through a really hard time was just coming to watch and changed her mind and rode and loved it. One young Aboriginal boy who is very shy also accepted some encouragement and did it and di it proudly. Thank you for facilitating this.
You need to know that in terms of education, training and employment support those funds make a significant difference to the lives of many vulnerable and disadvantaged young people. We are so thrilled with your partnership with SYFS and the funds are so appreciated.