The Road Victims Trust has just completed its first year of operations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and is keen to recruit more counselling volunteers in the area.
The Road Victims Trust provides emotional and practical support to people who are affected by the trauma and bereavement of a fatal road collision.
Following its success in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, in April 2013 the charity expanded its area of operation into Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The expansion was made possible by financial support from Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire police forces.
Over the past 12 months in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, the Road Victims Trust has supported 44 individuals or families affected by road death.
Steve Ottaway, chief executive, said: “We have developed an excellent working relationship with Cambridgeshire Constabulary who provide direct referrals for all fatal collisions in the county.
“Our service supports people through their darkest hours until they have been able to process their grief and get their lives back into a stable position. We are there for them as long as they find it useful which can be three months or two years.
“We can only provide our service because of the skills and generosity of our wonderful counselling volunteers and we would like to recruit more in the county.
“To this end we are running a training course in Huntingdon starting in September and would love to hear from anyone who has a background in counselling and would like to become a volunteer.”
For more information about the Road Victims Trust, or becoming a volunteer, contact Steve Ottaway on 01234 843345.