Celebrity Dawn to raise funds for Riding for the Disabled

DAWN Fraser.
DAWN Fraser. Geoff Potter

DAWN Fraser will be serving up fish and chips at a Bondi café today to support the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled group.

The swimming legend has nominated the group as her charity of choice during filming of the next series of Channel Nine's Celebrity Apprentice.

She will be leading the first team challenge of the series today, serving fish and chips from the Surfish café from noon until 2.30pm.

Contestants have begun six weeks of filming for the series, which is due to screen in April.

Ms Fraser decided to back the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled group after visiting there earlier this month with her daughter, Dawn-Lorraine.

Dawn-Lorraine said her mother had been interested in supporting a lesser known charity and the Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled group was a perfect fit for Dawn, who had always liked horses and has previously offered her support to people with disabilities.

The Sunshine Coast RDA group raised $100,000 towards the purchase of its own property at North Arm last year but now needs to pay off the mortgage and put permanent buildings and infrastructure on the property.

Sunshine Coast RDA secretary Jan O'Halloran said the group was honoured to have Ms Fraser's support.

"It's wonderful to have such a high profile personality and such a lovely lady select Sunshine Coast RDA, and we hope to have a long association with Dawn," she said.
"Any monies raised through the TV show will go towards paying off some of our mortgage and assisting with the construction of an undercover arena which is desperately needed in hot or wet weather - as evidenced just last week.
"We hope that the Sunshine Coast community can get behind a Sunshine Coast legend with this show, and in doing so, support a Sunshine Coast charity helping local people."

Topics:  celebrity apprentice, channel nine, dawn fraser, sunshine coast riding for the disabled



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