Andy’s 200km fundraising run for RoadPeace – Andy Cox
I am running 200km to help raise funds for RoadPeace because they provide vital support to bereaved families.
Sadly many people die in collisions on our roads. Lives taken in an instance and bereaved families and friends left devastated by their loss. I have seen this devastation firsthand and have also seen the amazing work RoadPeace do to support seriously injured people and bereaved families, helping them come to terms with their loss, supporting them through such a terrible experience both in the short and longer term. RoadPeace also play a key role in advocating for road safety change and in doing so seeking improvements across the system to both help prevent serious and fatal collisions but also to improve the experience and processes for those who sadly have been effected.
Therefore I am running 200km in 9 days (15th – 23rd May) which includes ‘Global Road Safety Week’. Starting at the location of the first ever fatal road collision in the UK and ending in a site established as a RoadPeace location (National Memorial Arboretum)’ a place which is symbolic and provides comfort for bereaved families.
Like many charities the pandemic has impacted upon RoadPeace as there has been less fundraising events and this has left them financially challenged. Therefore any donations you are financially able to afford would be hugely appreciated and will be of great benefit.
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