SEEKING FIRST RESPONDERS
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.
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.