19th Sep, 2019

First ever remembrance service for road traffic victims to be held

Harry Leach 17th Oct, 2018 Updated: 17th Oct, 2018

A BATCHLEY resident has helped organise Birmingham’s first ever remembrance service for road traffic victims and their families.

Lucy Harrison decided she wanted to help people after her brother was killed by a hit-and-run driver in 2014.

She said: “I joined the charity RoadPeace because I was so traumatised by what had happened.

“They really helped me cope with the death of my brother.”

Lucy, who is now RoadPeace’s West Midlands Local Group Co-Ordinator, teamed up with fellow volunteers at the charity Elaine Gordan and Jane Evans to set up the service.

The three women met through the West Midlands local support group and have all been bereaved through deaths on the road.

“We think it will be a perfect opportunity for people to come together and remember the lives of those who have been killed in traffic incidents.

“it will also coincide with the globally recognised ‘World Day of Remembrance’, which always falls on the third Sunday of November.”

The annual day was first introduced as a way to remember the millions of people who are killed each year around the world.

“It’s going to be a really special and also a chance to acknowledge the emergency services and the tremendous work they do in responding to road crashes and collisions,” said Lucy.

It will be held at St Martin in the Bull Ring, Edgbaston Street, Birmingham on Sunday November 18 and will start at 2pm.

But people can arrive from 1.30pm for tea, coffee and cake.

If you are interested in attending email lucie479@hotmail.com or telephone Lucy on 07852109658.

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