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Services of Remembrance – The Road Victims Trust

A local charity that supports all those affected by a road death in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire will be holding two Services of Remembrance this year on Sunday 20th November 2016.

The Road Victims Trust (RVT) is a local charity that provides emotional and practical support to all persons affected by a road death in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Last year alone the charity supported in excess of 530 people affected by the 84 deaths on the three counties’ roads.

The first service will be held in the Chapel at Jesus College, Cambridge starting at 1130hrs. The service will remember and celebrate the lives of all those lost on the roads of Cambridgeshire and will be attended by families and friends of those bereaved by a road death, as well as local dignitaries and supporters. All are welcome to attend. The location of Jesus College is particularly poignant following the road death of the College’s then Dean of Chapel, the Revd Dr John Hughes, in 2014.

The second service takes place at St Paul’s Church, Bedford at 1500hrs that afternoon. This service specifically remembers all those lost on the lives of Bedfordshire. Again, all are welcome to attend.

The day marks the World Day of Remembrance for all persons killed across the world on the roads.

Speaking about the forthcoming services, Mark Turner, the Chief Executive at RVT said: “The effects of a road death are truly devastating and many more lives are changed forever in just one moment. I would like people to come along to one of these services to show their support and understanding for the plight of road victims.”

To find out more about the Trust please visit www.rvtrust.org.uk.