We were founded in provide counselling, advocacy and advice to assist those that have been affected by road traffic accident related trauma which is largely an unmet need in the community. We were initially founded to provide a service for those that do not meet criteria for counselling support under the Accident Compensation Act. This is the first Charitable Trust of its kind in New Zealand.
We were fortunate to form a partnership with the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust. Through our partnership, we are able to provide meaningful services to our community, this includes our free counselling services.
We developed the concept of New Zealand’s first Road Accident Remembrance Day. This is a large public event to acknowledge those in our community impacted by road trauma and focus on road safety.
We expanded so significantly the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust donated an office space to the Trust, in their Warner Mauger House.
It was with great privilege the Trust founded the Canterbury Road Trauma Awards were formed in conjunction with the Road Accident Remembrance Day.
We feel very privileged to celebrate our tenth anniversary as a Charitable Trust. We are pleased to have launched our new brand, vision and five year Strategic Plan which is incorporated into our Trust Deed.
The Trust is now formally known as the Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust trading as the National Road Trauma Centre.