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People's Choice Community Lottery
31 Oct 2016



Help us to help those affected by road crashes.  People’s Choice Credit Union Community Lottery tickets can be purchased online.  Just select Road Trauma Support as the organization you wish to support.


Accommodation for families of road trauma
30 May 2017



RTST has extended its services to include assistance with accommodation when families need to stay in Adelaide for hospital or rehabilitation visits, Court or Coronial proceedings and meetings with SAPOL investigators or the DPP.

We understand the unexpected financial burden placed on families during these times.  Should you wish to make enquires regarding accommodation assistance please telephone 0400 705 066 or 1800 069 528.  We may not be able to facilitate every request for this service and need the community to understand that assistance with accommodation is subject to availability, budget constraints and exclusively at the discretion of RTST. 

Your support for this service is greatly appreciated and should you wish to donate to RTST SA, click here.


Fatality Free Friday
20 May 2017



To raise awareness of road safety we need to influence everyone that drives to be conscious and think about road safety and safe driving.  Fatality Free Friday is a day that nationally we all strive to have one day free from road deaths in Australia.  We believe that if drivers are asked to actively concentrate on road safety and safe driving for just one day in the year, they’ll drive safer for the next few days too and, over time, change their outlook completely, consciously thinking about safety each and every day they get behind the wheel.


Shine A Light
20 May 2017



On Friday 12 May 2017, headlights were turned on to demonstrate commitment to road safety.  RTST SA joined its interstate counterparts in the ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety’ national campaign to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads, and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma.

Thank you for choosing to help ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety’ as we greatly appreciate your support. Should you wish to donate to RTST SA, click here.


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 2016
31 Oct 2016



For futher information, click the image above.
Download the Millicent Flyer by clicking here.


Bogan Bingo Fundraising Event
16 Oct 2016

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RTST would like to thank all the sponsors for donating prizes to our 'Bogan Bingo' Fundraising Event. To see a full list, please click here.


Fatality Free Friday
16 May 2016

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Fatality Free Friday commenced in 2007 as a national campaign by the Australian Road Safety Council. The day is an annual national event designed to focus public attention on road safety and encourage all road users to think about road trauma and to drive safely. Make your commitment by downloading and signing a pledge from the Fatality Free Friday website.


Shine a Light on Road Safety is a national campaign
13 April 2016

How can you get involved?

Turn on your headlights – on Friday 6 May 2016 turn on your headlights to demonstrate commitment to road safety. 

RTST SA is joining its interstate counterparts in the ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety’ national campaign to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads, and to raise funds to support those impacted by road trauma.

We can all play a part in making our roads safer so join us on 6 May 2016 to show our commitment to reducing the road toll. 

Thank you for choosing to help ‘Shine a Light on Road Safety’ as we greatly appreciate your support. Should you wish to donate to RTST SA, click here.


Community Road Safety Award - 2015
13 April 2016

RTST was proud to be a Semi Finalist in the Hunt & Hunt Lawyers Community Road Safety Award 2015 which forms part of the SA Community Achievement Awards. 


Road Safety - Bike Rider Safety
13 April 2016

The Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) is a national organization with a mission to reduce the incidence of serious injury and death of bike riders in Australia.  AGF was born out of tragedy, the death of Amy Gillett, who was hit by a driver whilst cycling in Germany. Amy’s husband, Simon Gillett, together with Amy’s parents Mary and Denis and friends, concerned at the state of safety on our roads, started the foundation. It has evolved to become the leading bike rider safety organisation in Australia, driven by a core mission to reduce the incidence of death and injury of bike riders.  AGF work with all levels of government, road authorities, corporate, motoring, cycling and community safety organisations as well as the public to create a safer bike riding environment in Australia.


Support Meetings at Millicent
13 April 2016

Road Trauma Support Team (RTST) of SA is pleased to announce that monthly Support Group Meetings commenced at the Limestone Coast Grief and Trauma Sharing Hub 25 George Street, Millicent on Monday 7 September 2015. The support group meeting is held on the first Monday of each month with the exception of January and a counsellor is present to facilitate the meeting.  See below for 2016 meeting dates.  We ask that you telephone (08) 8733-5102 to let the team know that you will be attending. All are welcome and meetings start at 7.00pm.


Survivors Day Event - November 21
15 November 2015

You are not alone. Come and join a community of suicide loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope.

Sunday November 21, 2015
1pm - 3:30pm
The Sailing Club

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For full view of the flyer, click here.



South Australia Police - Talkin Road Safety Newsletter
5 October 2015

South Australia Police - Talkin Road Safety Newsletter Business and Community Edition 15 – October 2015 is now published on the South Australia Police Internet page under Road Safety.

The edition includes the following articles:-

· New Road Safety Section email

· Schoolies Festival Voluntary Breath Testing by the Road Safety Section

· Has the reduction in country speed limits made SA country roads safer?

· The case for wearing bicycle helmets whilst riding

· Keeping your children and your pets safer when parking your car in the sun

· To 10 Tips for safe driving

The view the newsletter, click here to be redirected to the SA Police website.



Monthly support group meetings
12 September 2015

Road Trauma Support Team of SA is pleased to announce that monthly Support Group Meetings have commenced at the Limestone Coast Grief and Trauma Sharing Hub 25 George Street Millicent with the first meeting held on Monday 7 September 2015.

They are held on the first Monday of the each month with the exception of January and a counsellor is present to facilitate the meeting.

We ask that you telephone (08) 8733-5102 to let the team know that you will be attending. All are welcome and meetings start at 7.00pm.


World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims - Sun 15 Nov
23 July 2015

RTST will be hosting an event to observe World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims at 10:30am on Sunday 15 November 2015.  To view the invitation, click here. You can submit your RSVP by visiting SurveyMonkey.


Tribute to Chris Rainsford
23 July 2015

The Road Trauma Support Team of SA committee, families and friends pay tribute to our very popular and highly respected Counsellor, Mr Christopher Richard Rainsford.  Chris died peacefully on 28 September 2014 after a brave and short battle with cancer.  We wish to acknowledge the outstanding service he provided on behalf of RTST always devoting his love and time above and beyond the call of duty. 

Chris was a passionate supporter of RTST and supported our clients by providing short term intervention based on an assessment of the client’s needs including, Social Worker Support, Early Intervention, Crisis Counselling, Narrative Therapy, Family Counselling and practical support to steer clients through the myriad of notifications and paperwork that follows a road trauma.  Chris provided in home consultations as well as over the telephone reaching individuals and family groups in both the metropolitan and regional areas.   

We will remember Chris for his generosity, passion, infectious positivity, warm hugs and unrelenting ‘story telling’


Community Achievement Awards
23 July 2015


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The Community Achievement Awards for South Australia are held annually and recognize individuals, organisations and groups who are making a difference in our local communities and State. 

In 2014 RTST entered a submission in the category of Community Road Safety which is sponsored by Hunt and Hunt Lawyers.  The RTST committee attended a Gala Presentation Dinner at the Hilton Hotel where it was announced that we were one of three finalists in the category of Community Road Safety.  It was with much pride that the committee received this recognition and during the proceedings we were presented with a beautifully framed certificate. 

The much deserved winner was Eli Murn of Park Holme who suffering a brain injury as a result of losing control of his car in 2004. Eli speaks to thousands of high school students each year through a number of community groups across Adelaide and regional South Australia. He strives to teach young people about the importance of road safety and how one single decision or choice can impact your entire life. Eli is a strong advocate for road safety and volunteers his time with the Brain Injury Network of South Australia.  Congratulations Eli!



World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims
29 October, 2014

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families and many others also affected, as well as reflect on the tremendous burden and cost of this daily continuing disaster.

Please join us on Sunday 16 November 2014 at St Helens Park, Prospect Road, Prospect.

Click on the flyer below to download.

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Road Trauma Support Team Garage Sale
15 September, 2014

You are invited to attend the Road Trauma Support Team Garage Sale!



All monies raised will be used to support members of the South Australian Community who may have been effected by a motor vehicle collision.

For more info, click here.


Homicide Victims Support Group - Invitation
23 July, 2014

Members of the 'Homicide Victim Support Group' are invited to attend the 20th Anniverary event. For more information, click on the invite below.

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Road Trauma Support Team Reflection Night
22 November, 2013

RTST is proud to host what will be its last Reflection Night on Monday 2nd December 2013 at 86 George Street, Thebarton.  The evening starts at 7.00 pm and a light supper will be provided after a short service.  

Please bring along a photograph of your loved one.  Reflection Night is a time where family and friends can collectively reflect on their loss.   As of 2014 RTST will be observing World Remembrance Day for Road Traffic Victims which falls annually on the 3rd Sunday in November. 

For catering purposes please let us know if you planning to attend via email info@roadtraumasupportsa.com.au or our toll free telephone number 1800 069 528 or 0400 705 066.


Sunday Mail City-Bay
22 November, 2013

Congratulations to Arlene, Julie and their friends who completed the 2013 City to Bay by walking the course.  Arlene raised in excess of $2,000 and has kindly donated the money to the Road Trauma Support Team.  Arlene and her friends now plan to run the City to Bay in 2014.    

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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
22 November, 2013

RTST proudly supported  ‘Moving on from Road Trauma’ which was held at Millicent on the weekend of 15 – 17 November 2013.

Congratulations to Dawn Williams and the Wattle Range Road Safety Group for their twelve months of planning which culminated in what was an extremely enjoyable and informative weekend.    We had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers including the Commissioner for Victims Right, South Australia Police, South Australia Ambulance Service, State Emergency Service, Country Fire Service and Limestone Coast Magistrate Foley as well as many other speakers including Dawn Williams, Kym Inglis and Jack Annear who spoke of their personnel experiences with road trauma.  The forum held on Sunday morning provided a wonderful opportunity for discussion and many interesting questions were raised with professionals and emergency service workers who deal with road trauma.

To observe World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims the weekend concluded on Sunday afternoon with a beautiful service.

Go to www.movingonfromroadtrauma.com.au for more details.

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Kapunda Mines Walk leads to the Sunday Mail City-Bay
1 September, 2013

The Kapunda Mines Walk for RTST of SA, hosted by Arlene and Julie was held on Sunday 11 August 2013.  The day was a great success due to the support provided by the local community and businesses.  It was fantastic to see 91 participants in attendance to support Arlene, Julie and RTST.   Arlene will now take on the next challenge in her journey when she participates in the City-Bay along with many of her friends on 15 September 2013.   RTST encourages a healthy lifestyle! RTST is on the Team Members List of the City-Bay website however donations will not be collected by Everyday Hero’s.  Should you participate and wish to donate money raised please contact us at info@roadtraumasupportsa.com.au

More information regarding the City-Bay can be found at: http://www.city-bay.org.au

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Julie's Story....

My name is Julie Lecons, I am a personal trainer and on behalf of the RoadMap to fitness team we wish to thank the participants and local businesses that supported our recent Kapunda Mine Fundraising Run/Walk.  We held a fundraising walk/run in Kapunda on the 11 August 2013.  It was a privilege to embrace the outdoors promoting a healthy lifestyle while raising funds for a terrific organisation.  Through our passion for exercise we were able to raise in excess of $1000 for The Road Trauma Support Team of SA.  We live in a rural community and it is sad to hear all too often the loss of one of our own through Road Trauma.  Many of us have been directly affected by the loss of loved ones, so our journey was a personal one. 

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The success of the Kapunda Mine Fundraising event wouldn’t have been possible had it not been for the assistance of the following businesses and community groups:

The Coffee Cup Van, Clare
Kapunda Newsagency
Kapunda Roof Seal Rural
JT Johnson & Sons
Orlando Wines
Sir John Franklin Social Club
Brarossa Region Road Safety Committee
Light Regional Council
The Herald
The Leader
Drakes Supermarket
Rosie Wendt Hairdressing
Ryan’s Weed Control and Gardening Services
And then there was the donations from many individuals.

We are looking forward to competing in the City to Bay on 15 September 2013 as a team united through exercise and with a passion to raise funds for RTST SA.



Kapunda Mines Walk for RTST of SA - All Welcome
9 August, 2013
Sunday 11 August 2013
Hosted by Arlene and Julie

Kapunda Mines Walk for RTST of SA will be held on Sunday 11 August 2013 between 2.00pm and 3.00pm. Meet at the Perry Street mine entrance to be ready to start the walk at 2 pm.

Walk as many loops (1.5kms) as you can in an hour. $12 per family and $8 single entrance fee that includes coffee, cake, water and fruit. There will be raffle prizes too. All proceeds to RTST of SA to continue helping those dealing with road trauma.

Ariene's Story....
My name is Arlene and my husband Mike died in a car accident on the Gawler Bypass nine months ago. I think it was the day after the accident that I phoned RTST for support and ever since then I have been receiving support from a counsellor. He’s helped me put everything into perspective and slot the pieces of my life back into place. Having the counsellor to talk to when I’ve had my meltdowns has been the best support even though I’ve got great friends; they are grieving too. Anyway, somebody one day told me “when you are going through Hell…..keep walking”. I took that advice literally and started to walk every day to deal with the grief until I realised that I loved going for walks, even with tears streaming down my face! Then I decided to walk the City to Bay, just to show myself that I can do it, I can survive this. Along with my close friend Julie, we decided to raise funds for RTST of SA as I felt that I wanted and needed to give something back. The Kapunda Mines Walk for RTST SA is a short walk in the lead up to the City to Bay and everyone is most welcome to join in the fun.



World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
7 June, 2013
RTST is proud to support ‘Moving on from Road Trauma’ to be held at Millicent on the weekend of 15 – 17 November 2013.

There will be guest speakers including victims of road trauma and the Commissioner for Victims Rights as well as the opportunity to share your experiences and be involved in interactive forums.

The weekend has been timed to coincide with World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims 17 November 2013.

Go to www.movingonfromroadtrauma.com.au for more details.



RAA Street Smart Event
7 June, 2013
The Road Trauma Support Team of SA was proud to participate in the 2013 RAA Street Smart Event which was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on 28 February 2013.  Street Smart is an annual road safety education event hosted by the RAA in conjunction with major partner the Motor Accident Commission. 

Almost 4000 South Australian school students from 38 regional and metropolitan schools were in attendance.  Students witnessed a fatal road crash simulation, heard life changing stories from road crash survivors and stories from families of those who did not survive. The event aims to demonstrate the devastating reality of road trauma with the goal of reducing the state’s appalling road toll.  Road crashes remain the leading cause of death for young people under the age of 25 years.   





RTST Quiz Night
12 November, 2012
The RTST fundraising sub-committee held a very successful Quiz Night on Saturday 10 November 2012 at the Molinara Social & Sports Club, 57 Lyons Road, Windsor Gardens, South Australia.  Everyone that attended would agree that it was a great night and fun was had by all. 

On a more serious note much needed funds were raised that have helped in providing professional mental health services, the purchase of ‘Ella Bears’ (Trauma Teddy) for children, the facilitation of monthly support group meetings and the provision of our annual ‘Reflection Night’.  

The success of the night would not have been possible without the generous donations from the following South Australian businesses for which we are truly grateful. 

Andrew Calvaressi
Armetide – Norwood
Avon Australia of District 385 (Ms Maria Roberts)
Bake and Serve
Better Health Pharmacy - Glenelg
Bianco Hardware
Bounjiorno Café
Bunnings – Windsor Gardens
Caffe Cena
Campbells Cash and Carry
Campbelltown Chemist
Chehade Bros
Chemist King
Chesini House
Enfield Plaza Post Office
Fellinis
Forza
Geronimo Neumann
Good Life Health ClubGrange Golf Club Pro Shop (Mr Warren Mercer)
Gully Gourmet Snack Bar
Haggle – Parafield
Hair For All
Hair Warehouse
Harvey Norman – Gepps Cross
Iconic Travel
Just Cuts of Marion - Marion Shopping Centre
Marion Bowlands - Marion Shopping Centre
Mark Riccuito
Mitolo Wines
Mitre 10 – Glynde
Mrs Phyl Claridge
Office Works – Gilles Plains
Omega Framing
Outback Bar & Grill of Marion  - Marion Shopping Centre
Paesano
Pooraka Chemist
Prospect Chemist
Road Rage
Romeo’s Foodland - North Adelaide
Salon Style
Sombrero Motor Inn
Spargos of Marion - Marion Shopping Centre
St Bernards Fruit and Veg
Stratco
The Cookie Man of Marion - Marion Shopping Centre
The Good Guys – Gepps Cross
The Lienert Family
Two Pairs - Magill
Un Caffe
Villa Verde Fruit Shop
Wild Fox Wines