Riders on their way home from this weekend’s MotoGP have been urged to visit the Blue Knot Day site in Sale to help those affected by trauma, such as road accidents.
The Blue Knot Foundation acknowledge and celebrate their annual Blue Knot Day focusing this year on empowerment, recovery and resilience for those who have been affected by complex trauma.
That includes “road trauma” or crashes, whether directly involved or even as a witness; something with which many riders unfortunately have to deal.
Renowned motorcycle advocates, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, support the Blue Knot Foundation as part of the National Redress Scheme which is actually in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
MBL spokesman Lloyd Toffolon says they are helping out the team that look specifically after the survivors of institutional abuse.
“This year we are hoping we could encourage riders who are heading back through Gippsland on their way home after the MotoGP to stop in at our Blue Knot Day site in Sale,” he says.
“Maurice Blackburn has seen the value in developing pathways for people regionally and remotely have access to support and counselling to help heal.
“They can grab a coffee with us, have a rest and support a fantastic foundation working with those who have suffered complex trauma, not just through abuse but includes those who have witnessed road trauma, or family involvement post trauma.
“It also gives us an opportunity to celebrate all social, health and community workers, and organisations, in the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland region who work closely with those who have been affected by trauma.
Blue Knot Day
When : Monday 28 October 2019
Where: Bond St Centre – 10 Bond St Sale
When: 9.30am to 12pm