The Chief Executive of an award winning charity is preparing for a gruelling 50 mile walk in order to raise money and awareness for the Road Victims Trust.
Mark Turner will be attempting to complete the Lea Valley Walk on Saturday 20th September 2014 in memory of 19 year old Oliver Jones who was killed on the roads of Bedfordshire in 2005.
Also completing the walk will be the father of Oliver, Paul Jones who is a Trustee of the charity along with 2 other friends., Jon Vissner and Paul Beedie. Their aim is to complete the walk within 24 hours.
The Road Victims Trust provide free emotional and practical support to all persons affected by road death across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and last year alone supported 207 people across the 3 counties.. As a registered charity they rely on the generosity of donors to ensure they can continue to give the service required.
In June 2014 the Trust was recognised for its work by winning the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Speaking about the forthcoming walk, Mark said â€œYou cannot fail to be moved by the bravery and dignity of the families and friends of those bereaved by road death. Each year over 80 people are killed on the roads of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and the families lives are ripped apart. Anything I can do to help raise awareness and funds is a small price to payâ€