Veterans Health Week pays respect and awareness of those who served in wartime and the Victor Harbor RSL organised a Walk for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) event partnered with the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) SA, PTSD Dogs Operation K9 Project.
More than 100 participated in the walk out to Granite Island and return, including some New Zealand Veterans that flew over specifically for the event.
Many veterans and friends made their way to the new RSL Roos Club Rooms for an evening of good conversation, good food, good music and most importantly, catching up with old friends.
South Coast Veterans, Victor Harbor Rotary, Veterans Affairs, RSB SA, SES, St John Ambulance and the South Australian Ambulance Service, along with many RSL volunteer members made this First PTSD Walk Day possible and organisers believe the event will be "bigger and better" every year into the future.
Victor Harbor RSL co-ordinator of the event Kent Johncock said donations received during the event on Saturday, November 2, was approximately $2000.
"However, the fundraising amount is ongoing, as I have a number of holiday packages and other prizes to auction off at some point soon. Plus we have RSB SA calendars to promote and sell," Kent said.