A charity that supports people affected by road deaths has won the back of the Mayor of Kempston.
Cllr Mohammed Masud has given his full backing to the Road Victims Trust by making it his charity of the year.
The registered charity based in Kempston, which supports people across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, marks its 20th anniversary this year.
Cllr Masud said: “I am delighted to support a local charity that has helped so many people over 20 years. The staff at the trust do a wonderful job to support people at their time of need, and I am pleased to be able to raise money to help them with their work.”
Mark Turner, the trust’s chief executive, said: “This is a lovely gesture by Cllr Masud and will make a real difference to the lives of local people. This type of support allows us to support some of the most vulnerable people who are at their lowest possible ebb. We are all extremely grateful.”
Each year the trust supports more than 250 people by way of free emotional and practical support.
Agreements with the police forces from the three counties means that every fatality on the road is referred to the trust.
The trust offers free regular, weekly emotional and practical support for individuals and families in their own homes for as long as is useful, including any legal procedures that follow.
For details of how you can support the Road Victims Trust visit www.rvtrust.org.uk or