Chair of council attends remembrance service for road victims
20th October 2021
The lives of people killed on the roads of Hertfordshire and beyond were remembered at a service attended by the Chair of Three Rivers District Council.
The Evensong Service of Remembrance was organised by the charity The Road Victims Trust (RVT) and held at St Albans Cathedral on 16 October. The Road Victims Trust (RVT) is a local charity that provides emotional and practical support to anyone affected by a road death in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire. Last year alone the charity supported over 550 people who had suffered from the trauma of a road death or life-changing injury.
The service was led by the Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Dr Michael Beasley, and supported by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE CStJ, a patron of the RVT.
Speaking at the service was RVT ambassador, Katie Holmes, whose husband, Garry, was killed on the road in 2015.
Representing Three Rivers District Council, Cllr Keith Martin described the service as filled with both sorrow and hope in equal measure.
He said: “To hear and see first hand about how road deaths have devastated people’s lives and changed them forever in just one brief moment was a deeply moving and humbling experience.
“The Road Victims Trust is a small charity that does incredible work to support people in our community who quite simply have no one else to turn to following the loss of a loved one. Their understanding and experience helps people to rebuild their lives, and I would encourage residents to support the charity if they possibly can.”
To find out more about the charity and donate, visit: www.rvtrust.org.uk