Lord-Lieutenant to attend event in honour of Road Victims Trust charity

HM Lord-Lieutenant Susan Lousanda

The Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire will be among the guests at an event celebrating the work of a local charity which supports those affected by fatal road traffic collisions.

On Wednesday 22 March Bedfordshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Susan Lousada will join Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Festus Akinbusoye to celebrate the work of the Road Victims Trust.

The charity provides emotional and practical support to people affected by road-related death and life-changing injury across the three police force areas.

Each year the trust also provides counselling support to more than 500 people who have experienced trauma as a result of serious or fatal road traffic collisions.

The event will be held at Bedfordshire Police headquarters and will welcome families who have received support from the trust as well as the roads policing officers and family liaison officers.

Mr Akinbusoye said: “The Road Victims Trust has worked together with the police for many years to deliver the very best levels of post-collision support to people at their most vulnerable point.

“It is an honour to host this event at the force’s headquarters and celebrate the work being done in this area.”

Mark Turner, chief executive of the Road Victims Trust, said: “The relationships that have been cultivated between the tri-force and road safety partnerships have been fundamental to supporting so many people.

“The effects of a fatal collision are immense, affecting people’s lives indefinitely. At Road Victims Trust, we aim to provide hope to many people at their lowest possible ebb.”

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