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Last week Novum Law had the honour of attending the Houses of Parliament for an evening drinks reception held by Brake, the road safety charity, to celebrate the parliamentarians, campaigners, educators and volunteers who all work tirelessly to help prevent devastating road traffic accidents.
Novum Law joined hundreds of other Brake supporters, including volunteers, VIPs, Members of Parliament, corporate partners and road safety professionals at the charity’s annual reception and awards night on the 24th of February.
Among those who won awards on the night was Iris Yee, who won Brake’s Campaigner of the Year Award. She lost her partner in a road crash in 2013 and since then has campaigned to try and make our roads safer by educating others from drawing on her own experiences. She’s been working with Police Family Liaison Offers sharing her invaluable insight from her own bereavement to help police offers understand how they can support other people who have been bereaved or seriously injured by road crashes.
Other inspirational award winners were Claire and Callum Smart who won Brake’s Fundraisers of the Year Award. The mother and son team were moved to act when Callum’s best friend, Dan, was hit by a road sweeper while out riding his bike and tragically died. To keep Dan’s memory alive, they organised a ‘Doing it for Dan’ 5K and 10K race and raised more than £20,000 of vital funds for Brake.
Novum Law’s Kim Chamberlain, who has worked with many people who have been seriously injured in road traffic accidents, was there to celebrate the achievements of the award winners. She said: “What a truly humbling and inspirational evening. The individuals who were recognised this evening have gone above and beyond to make a real difference to road safety in their local communities and to try and ensure that others don’t have to go through the pain and devastation they have been through as a result of a serious road traffic accident.”
Speaking at the event the road safety minister Andrew Jones said: “Every life lost on our roads is a tragedy and one too many. It is a tribute to the tireless work of those being honoured that Britain has some of the safest roads in the world but we are always looking to improve that record. The government’s plan for road safety announced in December 2015 continues our commitment to making sure everyone stays safe on our roads and dangerous drivers face tough penalties.”
For more information about Brake visit www.brake.org.uk.