Retired horseman Roger Lindsay will receive Tauranga Riding for the Disabled’s first ever volunteer trophy this week.
The Tauranga resident has been volunteering at the centre for more than a year and will this week be awarded with the inaugural trophy as part of Volunteer Awareness Week.
Roger Lindsay is an invaluable volunteer at Tauranga RDA.
RDA chief executive officer Kat Macmillan is delighted to give Roger the trophy.
“All our volunteers are special but it’s great to be able to tap one of them on the shoulder and tell them that they are ‘Volunteer of the Year’.
“Rodger is extremely deserving of this award as he has done so much for Tauranga RDA.”
Rodger has a large amount of experience in farming and working in the racing industry and volunteers at the organisation two to three days a week.
He not only helps with leading horses during therapy rides, but is also an invaluable handyman, says Kat.
She says staff at Tauranga RDA would not know what to do without him.
“Rodger is just marvellous; he is a humble man who puts his heart into everything he does.
“Staff only have to think of something that needs making or fixing and he’s there and it’s done.”
Other volunteers are also being rewarded with special breakfasts all week long.
Volunteer Awareness Week runs from June 17 – 23.