On September 10, 11-4, at Wests Rugby Club, Toowong, many interested parties will join together in this event which will continue a national awareness campaign to show the Australian public, the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS.) It will supply sufferers, their families and their friends with information and point them towards avenues of help. It is a fact that suicide can be the end result of PTS whether it is diagnosed or not, which is significant for this day.
This event will attract a large portion of the national media, politicians and possibly 3,000 or more spectators to witness a family day of sport, soldiers and music. While it will be a day of fun and entertainment, the major messages of PTS awareness and suicide prevention will be broadcast in a subtle manner. With the RSL and major ex service organisations being invited to be involved, any person with PTS concerns can seek information anonymously if they wish.
The grounds will be a sea of activities with fans being able to talk with their favorite sports men and women. Kids can bowl to, or bat against cricket stars, kick a footy with a Bronco, Red, or Lion, or a Roar, or pass a netball to a Firebird. The younger ones can meet Peppa Pig, have their face painted, or bounce on a jumping castle!
There will be a wide array of Military and First Responder vehicles that children and big kids alike can get an up close look at. There will be a Special Forces Airborne Display, Police Special Emergency Response Teams, and Veteran Bikers there too.
It’s going to be a great day for a great cause so we hope to see you there!