Each year the Road Victims Trust supports over 250 people across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. Read below some of the experiences of people we have supported……..
When Archie was killed, so many people used the term “lovable rogue”, as, as well as being bright, he was very cheeky and naughty and one never knew what high jinks he was going to be up to next.
When we got the fateful knock at the door, Archie had just started his first term at Warwick University, having just turned 18. It sounds like a cliché, but he really did have a bright future ahead of him, which was snatched away in an instant. Read more.....
| The Chapmans
In an interview with a local paper several years ago Ray and Janet Chapman talked about the aftermath following the death of their 14 year old son Jake in 2009. Ray described how the death had ‘turned our lives upside down’ and ‘in the early days, I was in a state of shock’. He said that ‘you put barriers up to protect yourself, your family and close friends. The trouble is if you don’t let those barriers down, you become like a pressure cooker. Sooner or later something will blow, what the Trust counsellor does is like a release valve’. Read more.....
| Lady Susan Acland
Lady Susan Acland, 65, from Cambridgeshire, tells how the Road Victims Trust helped her cope with trauma and bereavement. Two weeks after John’s death Sue received a letter from the Road Victims Trust, who
had been given Sue’s details by the police. She immediately rang them up and arranged to receive over-the-phone support from a specially trained counselling volunteer.
“In those first months I used to look forward to that one-hour phone call each week and
it was the only thing that kept me going. They understood what I was going through and were the only people I could talk to about the things that were really bothering me. Read more......