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On 31 October the annual charity walk organised by AEP in support of Trojan’s Trek was held on the banks of the Torrens Lake. A good roll-up of close to 300 saw a beautiful day unfold, ideal for a 5 km walk, run or roll, dogs welcome.

The coffee stall and the BBQ were also welcome as was the member for Florey, the Honourable Frances Bedford MP.

Frances has been a long-term supporter of the RAR Association, an ESO which Moose was the President for 12 years and also the driving force behind the establishment of Trojans Trek Foundation.

She is an independent and has assisted in the chasing of answers to some very vexed questions related to the CFS management.

The bottom line following a very enjoyable day was a profit of very close to $17,000 which will ensure the continuation of the program and hopefully another trek for first responders in April.

Finally, to Reuben, his staff from AEP, and to our wonderful sponsors whose names appear on the T-shirts, a special thanks for you ongoing support of this great program.





Moose Dunlop OAM
Operations Director


It was in March that the first attempt to attract first responders to attend a SA trek was launched.  The occasion was at a gathering of first responders at the Parndana hotel attended by HE the Governor of South Australia, the Honourable Hieu Van Le, AC and the Mayor. As the Foundation Patron, HE spoke highly of the work of the Foundation, advertising the benefits offered by attendance.

Sadly COVID 19 put paid to that initiative but with the situation in SA on the improve it has been decided that a trek can be conducted with attendance limited to those states with no infection spikes. Sadly, individuals from VIC, NSW and the ACT are excluded.

Lesson in the creek

To re-launch the 2020 trek, Moose spoke at a meeting on Sunday at Penneshaw.  In attendance were Jane Abdilla, Health and Wellbeing representative SAFECOM, Dr. Jeremy Wells, the KI Medical Practice Director together with representatives from SPAM, CFS WH&S, the Penneshaw Progress Association, KI RSL President, Lions Club of Kingscote, CWA and local brigade members.  The gathering heard presentations from several speakers, each related to early addressing of mental health and stress illness.

A good level of interest in trek attendance was shown. It is hoped that this can be converted into completing the Annex A on the web site.

Enquiries to Moose 0408 088 886 or Paul 0435 780 237 or read more here.