Bishop of Ely joins a road death family support network

Bishop of Ely Revd Stephen Conway

Bishop of Ely Revd Stephen Conway - Credit: Archant

A charity that supports people who lose loved ones in road deaths has a new patron, the Bishop of Ely, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway.

The Road Victims Trust is a small local charity that provides emotional support to anybody affected by a road death in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Mark Turner, chief executive of the Road Victims Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Bishop to the Road Victims Trust.

“The service he delivered last year showed a genuine empathy and understanding for the plight of those bereaved on the road. A fact commented upon by many families.”

Each year the Trust support more than 500 people who are affected by up to 85 deaths a year on the roads of the three counties.

The Rev Stephen Conway, the 69th Bishop of Ely, last year led the annual service to mark the World Day of Remembrance held at Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge.

He will be doing the same this year on Sunday November 18.

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