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DriveTech names Road Victims Trust as 2019 chosen charity

Fleet risk management specialist DriveTech has made the Road Victims Trust its chosen charity for the whole of 2019 as part of its commitment to road safety and driver training.

DriveTech’s fundraising in the run-up to Christmas has already generated a £260 donation for the Road Victims Trust

The charity works in partnership with the police and HM Coroners, taking over from them to support the bereaved and anyone else who is affected by a road death in the counties of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. It also offers the possibility of telephone support in other areas of the country.

DriveTech’s support for the valuable work achieved by the charity has already started with a donation this month. As part of the firm’s build-up to the Christmas break, staff took part in an annual internal charity fundraiser consisting of fun quizzes, wearing festive jumpers, bingo and much more, raising £260. Further charity events are planned for this year.

Commenting on the initial donation, Mark Turner, CEO at the Road Victims Trust, said: “We are eternally grateful to our supporters, and donations from commercial organisations are always welcomed to help sustain the work we dedicate to support grieving families and loved ones, as with this very kind gift from our friends at DriveTech.”

Colin Paterson, head of marketing at DriveTech, added: “The commitment that the Road Victims Trust makes in this really emotional and traumatic situation is tremendous and we are keen to encourage their sterling and necessary work. We’d love to see zero road deaths, and our work is very much dedicated to road safety and improving driver behaviour towards this goal. What the Road Victims Trust deliver in relation to the tragic consequences of road death is truly awe-inspiring. We are pleased to make The Road Victims Trust our chosen charity throughout 2019 and to support this fundamentally worthy cause to help those that sadly have to experience a road death first hand.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.