RoadPeace Annual Gathering & Ceremony of Remembrance 12th AugustAugust 4, 2017 // No Comments
RoadPeace will be holding its 15th Annual Gathering and Ceremony of Remembrance on Saturday 12 August at RoadPeace Wood, Staffordshire. The annual ceremony offers an opportunity to reflect quietly in the peaceful and tranquil setting of the National Memorial Arboretum, as well as the chance to meet others who have come to remember loved ones. Their events are free and open to all. If you would like to attend please reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims. Its members include those who have been bereaved or injured in crashes and also those who are concerned about road danger. They are the only member based charity for road crash victims in the UK and the only one with local groups.
RoadPeace celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. Since 1992 their work has included providing support services for road crash victims, campaigning for justice for road victims and campaigning for road danger reduction because:
- A road death is not a normal death – it is sudden, violent, unexpected, and premature
- Every day, 5 people die on the roads in the UK and 3900 die worldwide
- 1 in 75 of us is bereaved through a road crash
- Crashes are still seen as unfortunate ‘accidents’, instead of preventable collisions
- Society tolerates road death and disability as an acceptable price to pay for increased motorisation and convenience
- Crash victims do not have the same rights or support as other victims of crime or trauma.