Young campaigner seeks help in turning ‘grief into action’
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A boy whose uncle was killed in a road crash has joined forces with his friends and school teachers, seeking public support to ‘turn grief into action.’
Lorcan Oomen, from Bruern Abbey Senior School in Buckinghamshire, recorded a video urging viewers to show their support for bereaved families by making a donation to RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims.
So far, Lorcan has raised more than £1,200 for RoadPeace, which provided invaluable support to his auntie, Ciara Lee, after her husband Eddy was killed by a dangerous driver in 2018.
The teenager said: “When I was nine, my uncle tragically passed away in a car crash. My auntie was badly affected by this and the rest of my family was massively too. This is when my auntie found RoadPeace. She met lots of new people in the same situation. Please donate to RoadPeace as this can help many other families plow through their tragic grief.”
Nick Simmons, CEO of RoadPeace, said: “We are so grateful to Lorcan, his friends and teachers, for this fantastic video, which highlights the devastating impact of road crashes on families in the UK every day.
“Thank you to the many people who have already made a donation to RoadPeace in response to the video. Your donation will make such a difference to the many families and crash victims that we support.”