It is now just ten days until we commemorate the 2017 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on Sunday, 19 November.
The event, which will be held this year at the Fremantle Sailing Club, is a day in which we remember all of those who are killed and injured on our roads each year, together with their friends, families and loved ones who have been impacted by road trauma in Western Australia.
It is also a day in which we pause to thank our paid and voluntary emergency services personnel for the tireless work they do at the coal face of road trauma and acknowledge the impact that this can have on their professional and personal lives.
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year and is marked across the globe by individuals, organisations and groups whose lives have been touched by road trauma.
This year we will hear from young Collie teenager Lauren Jackson, who lost her then 18-year-old brother Connor in a road crash in Collie in May 2016. Lauren will share her own personal story and reveal how she and her family have coped in the wake of that crash.
Road trauma is far-reaching and traumatic and can cause a ripple effect across communities everywhere.
If you or someone you know has been impacted by road trauma and would like to speak to one of our counsellors, please contact RTSWA on (08) 9420 7212 or toll free on 1300 004 814.
If you would like to join us to mark the 2017 World Day of Remembrance on Sunday, 19 November please contact us on (08) 9420 7262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.