More than £9,000 has been donated to a charity which helps victims of road accidents by a businesswomen’s group.
Monthly raffles, a gala ball and a Man Day at Millbrook testing track were just some of the ways Bedfordshire BusinessWomen raised money for the charity of the year the Road Victims Trust, based in Kempston.
Following a donation of £1,000 earlier in the year Emma Garrett, the president of Bedfordshire BusinessWomen, rounded the year off in style by donating the rest of the funds raised to the charity as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge which saw the sum match funded and took the total raised by the Bedfordshire BusinessWomen to a fantastic £9,340 in the year.
Emma said: “It is great for the Bedfordshire BusinessWomen to be able to raise funds to help provide support to people in need. I am delighted that we were able to increase the sum raised and I know the Road Victims Trust will make good use of the money we have raised.”
The Road Victims Trust provides free emotional and practical support to residents of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire who have been affected by death on the roads.
Steve Ottaway, chief executive of Road Victims Trust said: “We are extremely grateful to the Bedfordshire BusinessWomen and everyone who attended their events throughout the year. This is a fantastic sum of money and will allow us to make a real difference to people in need during the year ahead.”
Anyone who has been affected by road death and who would like support should contact the Road Victims Trust on 01234 843345. To find out more about the work of the Road Victims Trust or the Service of Remembrance and how you can help please visit the website on www.roadvictimstrust.org.uk