Events and Activities
Calender of Events
Silent Ripples Meetings in Murray Bridge are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each Month, 6.00 - 8.00 pm at the Flinders University Rural Training Clinic, Murray Bridge.
14th October - Fundraiser Barbecue Bunnings, Murray Bridge
11th November - Remembrance Day
Anzac Day saw Silent Ripples responsible for the laying of wreathes at 11 Anzac Day events across the region. Sites included Adelaide, Elizabeth, Mannum, Mt Gambier, Mypolonga, Murray Bridge, Naracoorte, Palmer, Sanderston, Salisbury, Strathalbyn and Wallaroo. The local Suicide Prevention Network laid a wreath at Strathalbyn and a wreath was laid independently at Sedan.
Ride Against Suicide Event 2017
Sunday the 10th September, 2017 marked the second annual Ride Against Suicide event. The event Co-ordinator, Janet Kuys, is a member of the local Silent Ripples suicide bereavement support group and instigated the event in conjunction with the Royal Adelaide Show committee.
The aim of the event is to raise and maintain community awareness around the incidence of suicide and its impact on those left behind.
This year 103 motorcycle riders left the Mannum RSL at 9.00 am joining up with other riders at Nuriootpa and Two Wells RSL venues where services were held to remember people from the armed forces who chose to end their lives as a result of their experiences during service.
By the time the event arrived at the Royal Adelaide Show the number of riders had increased to in excess of 250, with the local Longriders Christian motorcyle club providing the logistical support throughout the journey.
All the riders gathering at Nuriootpa before heading off to the Royal Adelaide Show for the main event.
Anzac event at Murray Bridge 2017
One of the Riders at the Royal Adelaide Show, Ride Against Suicide and Rob Hunt, President of the Show Society, and Chris Burns, Commissioner for Mental Health
Riders farewelled at Mannum by Trevor Smith, Founding Member & Secretary, Janet Kuys, Event Co-ordinator, and Kelly Kuhn, Deputy Mayor of the Mid Murray Council