RoadPeace Wood Ceremony of Remembrance moves online

This year the August National Road Victim Month Ceremony of Remembrance for crash victims, usually held at the RoadPeace Wood is being held online.

For over 17 years now, this wonderful ceremony has brought us together to remember loved ones in the beautiful setting of the RoadPeace Wood and the Millennial Chapel at the National Memorial Arboretum.

Unfortunately – due to current restrictions on gatherings and social distancing measures which are likely to be in place for some time – we will not be meeting in person this year.

Instead, and following the success of our recent AGM, we will be holding this event online.

This will take place on the original planned date of Saturday 8th August at 3pm via the video conferencing website Zoom.

The online ceremony will include a message of support from the Victims’ Commissioner Dame Vera Baird, readings, music and an act of remembrance.

An important part of every RoadPeace remembrance service is the honouring of crash victims and reading out of names. Our online service will honour this tradition. If you would like your loved one to be included in this act of remembrance please email a photograph along with their name, date of death and a short dedication to info@roadpeace.org by the 31st July.

To attend please let us know via email to info[@]roadpeace.org. You will be sent joining instructions in the week leading up to the event. To attend you will need either a laptop, computer, tablet or smart phone as well as access to the internet. It is also possible to join by phone if you don’t have access to the internet. RoadPeace staff can talk you through how to join ahead of the meeting if you are not sure how to.

We hope you will join us in these extraordinary times in this important act of remembrance to honour all our loved ones killed in crashes.

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This Remembrance is part of a series of activities we will be carrying out as part of National Road Victim Month. The month of August commemorates crash victims and reflects on the toll of death and injury on our roads. Find out more here.