The All Wheel Drive Club would like to offer the following information to all members of the club.

The club wishes to learn as much as possible from any incident, not only to minimise the risk of such things happening in the future, but also to have in place a set of procedures to effectively deal with the consequences.

Today’s social climate is much more developed, and there is now a far greater understanding of emotional trauma and the risks and consequences of exposure to serious accidents. It is important that anyone affected by such an event are now able to receive counsel and support. It is understood that although people are often reluctant to reveal their true feelings, there can be a need for a distressed person to unburden themselves to a sympathetic listener.

It is important to recognise that exposure to a sudden and dramatic loss of life can be devastating for all those involved, including the marshals who are operating at the periphery of the incident. The doctors and paramedics who attend serious accidents have a vocational safety valve available to them; they can discuss the incident and its progress with their peers, and in this way dilute and balance the emotional stress they have experienced. Volunteers of a club however have no such safety net, and could be left with feelings of guilt and helplessness, which may linger for some considerable time.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer some information below which you may find useful should you feel the need to contact someone in confidence to discuss your feelings.

This information has been put together by The British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy. If you would like to find out more information about counselling or you would like help searching for a counsellor in your area please contact their information department on 01455 883300 or alternatively visit the website www.bacp.co.uk and select “Find A Therapist UK”.

Useful Contact Details

Cruse Bereavement Care - Support and practical advice for bereaved people.

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk Helpline: 0844 477 9400 Monday to Friday 9.30am-5pm

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SupportLine - Provides a confidential telephone helpline, offering emotional support to any individual on any issue. SupportLine is open to any individual of any age.

www.supportline.org.uk Helpline: 01708 765200 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information packs regarding counselling will be available in confidence from the Safari Tender or via Karen Boxall (email Karen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )