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.
31st March - Murraylands Fair
13th April - Demo Derby
22nd April - Barbecue Bunnings, Murray Bridge
25th April - ANZAC day
27th April - World Record Demo Derby
2nd June - Silent Ripples Memorial Day, Murray Bridge
29th June - Violet Day, Mt Barker/Strathalbyn
7th July - 14th NAIDOC Week
21st July - Barbecue Bunnings, Murray Bridge
30th Aug - 8th September Royal Adelaide Show
8th Sept - Ride Against Suicide
10th Sept - World Suicide Prevention Day
12th Sept - R U Ok? Day
11th Nov - Remembrance Day
23rd Nov - World Suicide Survivor's Day
Oct - Mental Health Week
16th Nov - Barbecue Bunnings, Murray Bridge
R U Ok? DAY 2018
Silent Ripples once again supported the R U Ok? Day activity in Murray Bridge. Westpac bank provided a week long venue for a static display with information and hand outs.
On Thursday members of Silent Ripples group and staff from Standby Response set up a stall on the footpath in front of the bank and handed out R U Ok? information. Also shared stories and support to reinforce the message behind this important annual event.
murray bridge show 2018
Silent Ripples held a stall at the Murray Bridge show for the 2 days, 22nd and 23rd September. They handed out information and offered support to assist those bereaved by suicide.
While at the show group members attended a fund raising 'shave' by Josh Maczkowiack from IGA Westside in Murray Bridge. Josh shaved his head and a 12 month old beard, and raised $560 for Silent Ripples. This will provide financial support to the group allowing it to continue with it's important work.
Ride Against Suicide Event 2018
The Ride Against Suicide event for 2018, held on 9th September had the largest number of participants in the three years since its inception.
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 over 100 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 260 motorbikes, with 300 participants, with over $8,000 funds raised to support those bereaved through suicide.
R U Ok? Day Thursday, 12th September 2018
Suicide Prevention Network Conference 2018
Ride Against Suicide bikes leaving Mannum for the Royal Adelaide Show 2018