Please get involved in World Day of Remembrance this year to commemorate the lives of the 1.27 million people who are killed in crashes globally each year.
For the first time in 25 years we will not be able to gather in person to commemorate this important day. Instead we have a number of activities planned, including a national and local online services, to honour all our loved ones killed in road crashes.
1 Remember lives lost by joining a remembrance service
Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus and current restrictions on social gatherings, most World Day of Remembrance services will be taking place online this year.
We are sorry we cannot all meet in person to remember our loved ones but we trust our online service will be a special way to honour all our loved ones killed in road crashes.
Our RoadPeace national service will be live streamed on Sunday 15th November at 11am and you can register here to attend.
Other services are taking place throughout the day including:
RoadPeace West Midlands group – Birmingham – 2pm- via RoadPeace YouTube channel
RoadPeace North West group – Liverpool – 2pm via RoadPeace YouTube channel
RoadPeace South West group – Wells Cathedral – in person service starts at 3pm
For details about all other services taking place please visit our Remembrance events webpage.
2 Take part in our social media campaign #rememberme #5aday #WDoR2020
RoadPeace will be doing a social media campaign and sharing the photos of road crash victims to highlight the terrible toll of road road death and injury and honour the lives of those killed.
To have your loved one included please send your photo and a short tribute of your loved one to firstname.lastname@example.org. The campaign will start on 9th November and run until 11am on Sunday 15th November and will take place on Twitter and Facebook. We will be posting five pictures and tributes to represent the five people killed every day from our accounts. Please add your voice to this by sharing a picture and tribute of your loved one using the hashtags #rememberme #5aday #WDoR2020
3 Light a candle of Hope
Light of Hope involves the burning of a light (candle or other light, even switching on of cell-phones or torches) and the illumination of houses, porches and civic buildings – in memory of a road victim and all road victims worldwide – suggested from 6pm to 12 midnight, but especially between 6-8pm.
The initiative was launched on World Day 2007 by the French road victim organization Esperanza, who achieved both the illumination of houses, gardens, balconies and public buildings in their city – Port-Saint-Louis du Rhone and organized a symbolic transfer of light, recorded on video, from Europe (Italy) to America (Mexico).
4 Show your support for WDR