RoadPeace North West is inviting those who have lost loved ones or have been injured in a road crash themselves, to attend a service at Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 31 August at 2pm.
Along with a number of readings and a one-minute silence, there will be a talk given by Victoria Lebrec who was seriously injured in a crash in 2014. Victoria was cycling to work when she was run over by a lorry which resulted in the loss of her leg.
After the service, five doves will be will be released outside in memory of loved ones – representing the five people killed on Britain’s roads each day.
Lord Mayor elect of Liverpool, Councillor Anna Rothery – who tragically lost her father in a road trafficincident – will attend the event, along with representatives from the emergency services and organisations which deal with, and support, road crash victims.
Those attending are welcome to bring flowers or a photo of the person they are remembering.
Liverpool’s event is being organised by Pauline Fielding, a trustee of RoadPeace. Pauline lost her son Andrew in 1994 at the age of just 18, in a crash caused by a driver who did not stay at the scene and was never traced. She is passionate about highlighting the importance of remembrance events and the vital role they play in reminding society about the number of victims, and at the same time highlighting the long-term psychological impact on those bereaved and injured in road crashes.
The date of the service marks the anniversary of the world’s first motor vehicle death, that of Mary Ward in Ireland in 1869.
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