Remembering the victims of road trauma

rememberingThis weekend will see a ceremony of healing and remembrance for all who have been affected by road trauma in Victoria.

The annual Time for Remembering multifaith ceremony, which is organised by the Uniting Church in partnership with Road Trauma Support Services, will be held at Queens Hall, Parliament House starting at 12 noon on Sunday 20 November.

Synod disability and inclusion office Rev Andy Calder will be ceremony convenor.

“It’s an opportunity for people who have been bereaved, injured, who have been witnesses or emergency services personnel, to honour and reflect upon the lives of people who have died or been injured on Victoria’s roads,” he said.

“It’s a place of corporate grief and remembrance, a public ceremony that is highly appreciated by those who attend.”

The ceremony will include contributions from those bereaved, emergency services and care organisation representatives as well as legal professionals.

Labor MP Harriet Shing is to represent the Victorian premier.

Those attending will be able to take away a felt flower created by participants in the Art Therapy Group of Road Trauma Support Services Victoria.

The heart-felt flower garden where love and loss abide is a wet-felted merino wool fibre representation of a meadowland.

The therapy group participants have dedicated the artwork to their loved ones who have been killed or injured on the road.

There will also be songs from the Brunswick Women’s Choir and a harp solo.

People attending are advised to arrive by 11.45am, which allows time to pass through security before the ceremony begins.


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