The first edition of our 2014 e-newsletter starts with some fantastic news. RoadPeace chair Cynthia Barlow has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List for her campaigning work on road danger reduction - a great personal and team achievement. We hope it will help us make the case for improved support and justice for road crash victims over the next 12 months. We also include a review of our activities and impact during 2013, and information about our upcoming strategic review, which will set the direction of the organisation for the next three years.
Thank you as always for your support, and we wish you all the best for the year ahead.
The RoadPeace Team
RoadPeace Chair honoured with OBE
Cynthia Barlow, chair of RoadPeace since 2006, was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Cynthia has dedicated her life to campaigning to reduce road danger since her only daughter was killed while cycling by a left turning lorry in 2000. Reacting to news of the OBE Cynthia said she hoped it would result in the freight industry adopting higher safety standards and “eliminating preventable and avoidable deaths on the road. “
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RoadPeace’s response to Cynthia's OBE
Review of 2013 published
A small charity with big aims, RoadPeace is founded on the belief that support means campaigning for a better response by the justice system and reducing danger on our roads. Our review of 2013 summarises our achievements throughout the year.
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RoadPeace Review of 2013
Strategic Review launched
RoadPeace is carrying out a strategy review over the next 6 months. The review will identify priorities for the next three years so we can focus our work and resources effectively. We are interested in hearing what members and key stakeholders think about our work and how they would like to see the charity develop.
>> GET INVOLVED
Please get in touch if you are a RoadPeace member and would like to participate in the strategic review
Traffic Justice update
RoadPeace's latest summary of the developments in the way that the justice system responds to road crashes has been published. Looking at the latest developments in collision investigation, inquests & coroner reform, criminal prosecution & sentencing, civil compensation and victims' rights, it is a vital read for anyone campaigning or working in this area.
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Latest Traffic Justice update
See Me Save Me welcomes new corporate partner
Brigade Electronics, a leading manufacturer of vehicle safety systems, has become a RoadPeace corporate partner. The company, which recently launched a 360 degree camera monitoring system, is funding a programme of work to develop our See Me Save Me campaign
which aims to eliminate lorry blind spots.
>> GET INVOLVED
RoadPeace is looking for other partners to help fund the work. For more information please contact RoadPeace
Building Resilience after a road death in London and Bristol
RoadPeace is about to start two new Resilience programmes, the only trauma support sessions designed specifically for road crash victims in the UK. The programme starts in Bristol on 4 February and in London on 11 March.
>> ATTEND A PROGRAMME
To find out more please contact RoadPeace
Team Townend Pushbike Challenge
This year’s Team Townend Pushbike Challenge takes place on 26 April. The bike ride around some of the most scenic and challenging roads of the Lake District attracts about 300 riders every year, and is in memory of Christian and Niggy Townend who were killed while out cycling in 2010. All proceeds go to RoadPeace.
>> TAKE PART
Register for the event
>> SUPPORT THE EVENT
To discuss event sponsorship opportunities please get in touch, or sponsor the official Team Townend JustGiving page
Marathon Runner On Track
Good luck to our 2014 Virgin London Marathon runner Harriet Jordan Wrench who is running for RoadPeace. Harriet was seriously injured in a road crash as a teenager and is hoping to raise over £2000 in the event. She is already making sizeable inroads into the target.
>> SUPPORT HARRIET
Find out more and watch Harriet's video
Every year our members and supporters organise lots of fundraising events for RoadPeace which provide us with vital income for our core work. We want to improve the support we give to fundraisers by recruiting 2 community fundraising volunteers. Are you highly organised, numerate and good at writing? Do you want to work for a good cause and have 7 hours to contribute every week – either a day or 2 half days? If so please contact us.
Are you a member?
RoadPeace is proud to be the only membership based road victims' charity founded on the principle of justice for road crash victims and road danger reduction. We rely on an active and thriving membership to support our work. Now more than ever we need to strengthen our voice and our numbers. Join us!