Looking to the futureNovember 2022
Tribute to Kevin 'KC' ClayfieldNovember 2022
Kevin 'KC' Clayfield - a character and inspiration to us all.
Therapy dog successSeptember 2022
Visits by pet therapy dogs have proved a big success with residents.
Handlers from the Blue Lake Obedience Dog Club's Pet Therapy Team bring an average of five dogs to the homes each week.
Residents spend about an hour with the dogs, with the interaction bringing smiles to faces and melting hearts all round. Activities include reading to the dogs which range from a Toy Poodle and Border Collies to a Golden Retriever and a Pomeranian-cross.
The visits began earlier this year.
The therapy dog visits bring smiles all around.
Board Member HonouredJune 2022
The Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation congratulates Board Member Jerry Leech on being recognised in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Jerry was made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the forestry industry, tertiary education and the community.
He has been Treasurer of our Foundation since 2003 and was instrumental in securing and administering a Building Better Regions Fund grant of about $500,000 which enabled development of our second home, Cheshire.
He also arranged a Rotary International Global Grant for the purchase of a GeneXpert analysis machine to test for Multi-Drug Resistant TB for the Ryder-Cheshire home Klibur Domin in Timor-Leste.
Foundation Welcomes PatronMarch 2022
The Governor of South Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, has become Patron of the Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation.
“We were delighted when the Governor visited our two homes and feel honoured that she has now agreed to become our Patron,” said Ryder-Cheshire Mount Gambier Home Foundation Board President Matthew Dixon.
“Her patronage is welcome recognition of the work that has been done to build and maintain these homes for people living with a disability.
“We aim to provide the best accommodation in a caring, respectful and compassionate environment,” he said.
Mrs Adamson toured the homes and met residents, staff and board members during her first official visit to SA's South East in December 2021.
SA Governor Frances Adamson visit December 2021
BBRF Announcement 2017
SA Governor Hieu Van Le visit 2017
Kelly Vincent MLC visit 2017
Governor General Quentin Bryce visit 2016
SA Governor Kevin Scarce visit 2010
State Patron, the Governor of SA, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR pictured with residents during a visit to Ryder in 2010.