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2018 Walk for a Veteran with PTS

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Henley & Grange RSL

138 North Street

Henley Beach, SA 5022

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2018 will be the 3rd annual Walk for a Veteran with PTS along the Adelaide coastline. We walk 42km as a symbol of the 42 ADF personnel killed in the operation in Afghanistan. We also walk for those service personnel who have taken their own lives as a result of suffering Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) developed during their ADF service. We also want to raise awareness for those currently within our Defence Force and Emergency Services (SAMFS, SAPOL, SAAS) who suffer from post-traumatic stress while continuing to serve our community.

We invite as many people as we can to join us to walk the 42km on Saturday 28 July to help raise money and awareness for veteran and emergency services PTS (post-traumatic stress) programs. Funds will be donated to the assistance dog program Operation K9, The Road Home Wellbeing Program, and Heroes on the Homefront who offer assistance to veterans and emergency services personnel, and their families.

Starting at 0600hrs at Seacliff our group will make our way along the coast to the Largs Bay RSL for lunch before returning to the finish line at the Henley and Grange RSL at approx 1600hrs for official speeches and presentations. We finish with dinner and live acoustic music for those with the energy to stay and for those who couldn’t make it on the walk.

This year we will again be supported by the 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, former Rugby League star now International Mental Health Speaker Joe Williams, Re-enact SA, Barossa Light Horse Historical Association, and West Beach Bendigo Bank.

Heroes on the Homefront will organise family friendly activities such as jumping castle, face painting etc at Henley and Grange RSL at the finish.

People can sign up to walk 3 distances 14, 27 or 42km. There is a requirement to carry a back pack of any weight, even if 5kg. However there will be an expectation that those not carrying weight will donate extra. We stop at regular intervals along the way to chat with local residents about what we are doing and to take in needed food and refreshments.

Re-enact SA Inc http://www.reenactsa.com/ will inspire the group by providing a Colour party in and out of our scheduled stops and join the walk from Largs Pier. Re-enact SA is a group of South Australian WW1 and WW2 enthusiasts who promote and participate in historical reenactment in South Australia and interstate.

Barossa Light Horse Historical Association will join our walk from Largs Pier to Henley. Barossa Light Horse Historical Association takes its name from the 23rd Light Horse Regiment, Barossa Light Horse. The group participated with 8 horses in 2017, with horse and rider dressed in WW1 Light Horse uniform.

Former Rugby League identity Joe Williams who now works tirelessly travelling the country with his mental health organisation The Enemy Within http://www.joewilliams.com.au will walk with us, sharing his stories and providing some of us with some much-needed inspiration. Whilst in Adelaide for the walk Joe will also be launching his new book http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780733338755/defying-the-enemy-within/ and will be signing copies at the end at Henley and Grange RSL.

Our guest military speaker will be Captain David West RANR. CAPT West’s service history covers land-based health Centres and time at sea, posted to nursing billets of all officer ranks. In his former role as a perioperative nurse, he was involved in the design and planning of the health facility on the amphibious ships Manoora and Kanimbla. More recently he has been instrumental in promoting nursing in the multi-disciplinary field of military mental health.

CAPT West has served as part of the mental health screening (RtAPS) teams on HMA Ships Melbourne, Darwin, Kanimbla, Stuart, Parramatta and Newcastle returning from operations in the Middle East Area of Operations, HMAS Kanimbla on return from Op Sumatra Assist II, and HMAS Tobruk’s task in Op Resolute border protection. CAPT West has been the Director of Naval Health Reserve SA&NT, and the Chairman of the Regional Health Advisory Group for South Australia.

Premier of South Australia and Minister for Veterans' Affairs Hon. Steven Marshall is a Patron of the Walk for a Veteran with PTS. Steven is extremely passionate about working with the Defence community in SA to provide better outcomes for veterans and their families. He will also be joined by Federal Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs Amanda Rishworth MP, Chair of the Joint Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Senator David Fawcett, and 7th Battalion Vietnam Veteran and former Adelaide Crows coach Graham Cornes as Patrons.

Suicide The Ripple Effect

We have secured the screening of Suicide The Ripple Effect documentary for Friday night 27th July at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Lecture Theatre. We invite all walkers and members of the community effected by suicide and mental health to attend. Click on the link to book your seat with 190 available https://fan-force.com/screenings/suicide-the-ripple-effect-queen-elizabeth-hospital-lecture-theatre-sa/. See the trailer of the film here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LytKNC405oI

Commit to walking or donate today to make a difference in those Veterans and Emergency Services workers lives. Lets get around the people who serve our nation and communities and say thank you, and help them when they need our help.

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Henley & Grange RSL

138 North Street

Henley Beach, SA 5022

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