Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox is to be presented with the Mansoor Chaudhry Award at RoadPeace’s 2021 Annual General Meeting, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to RoadPeace.
The Award is now in its 5th year, having been launched to commemorate RoadPeace’s 25th anniversary in 2017, and is named after the son of RoadPeace’s founder Brigitte Chaudhry MBE.
It is being presented to Andy in recognition of his incredible fundraising for RoadPeace and his commitment to road danger reduction, victims’ rights and public service.
Earlier this year Andy completed an astonishing 200km run during the UN Global Road Safety week, running from the site of the first road death in Crystal Palace to the RoadPeace Wood at the National Memorial Arboretum.
The final total for his challenge was a staggering £53,000, the most ever raised by an individual fundraiser.
He ended his challenge with a call to action video:
The money he has raised couldn’t have come at a better time for RoadPeace, which like so many other charities, saw a drastic drop in income from fundraising events because of the pandemic. Nick Simmons, RoadPeace CEO said:
“We are immensely grateful to DCS Andy Cox for raising money for RoadPeace, but equally that he is bringing attention to issue of road danger. Road deaths have stayed at the same level since 2010 – at around 1,800 people killed in Britain every year – which equates to five people killed every day. The devastation caused by these crashes is preventable, and we are grateful that DCS Andy Cox is using his voice to call out society’s tolerance to road danger.”
RoadPeace will be using the money raised to help deliver our peer to peer support services, and to contribute towards the cost of a new memorial stone which will be launched later this year at the RoadPeace Wood.