David and Heather Pascoe would like to announce that a percentage of every service fee from Nonda Newman will be donated to the very worthy Red Kite Foundation.
Redkite is an Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0 to 24 years) with cancer, and the family and support network that cares for them.
“Children are the future of every rural community, and one of the great difficulties of isolated regions is being able to access first class medical care,” Heather said. “Once a family is given the news of their child’s diagnosis and the patient is uplifted to city hospitals, Red Kite volunteers and supporters then move in and assist the family from arranging their travel and transport, finding them suitable accommodation and helping them cover the cost of essentials such as electricity and rent. While Red Kite’s assistance does not actually cover the patient, it looks after the family support group that the child will need to make a happy and healthy recovery.
“David and I both grew up in rural Australia and we continue to choose to live there, so we know first- hand just how difficult it is not only to access good medical care but also uplift an entire family to be with their child.
“Newman suffered a critical injury himself while he was away in training as a 2YO when he completely severed his digital flexor tendon while he was in his stable. The only reason that he was able to be saved to go to stud was because he received immediate veterinary assistance, and he has recovered sufficiently to be able to handle his duties in the breeding shed,” Heather said. “If a horse’s life can be saved with an entire team working together to help him, then we believe that children and their families in the bush need our help to do the same.
David and Heather Pascoe believe that giving is the right thing to do and that we need to be the change we want to see in the world.
“There are so many amazing charities out there doing good work and really making a difference,” Heather said. “All of our Plaintree stallions will support an individual charity while they are at stud.”
~ David & Heather Pascoe