Service at Halifax Minster for victims of road crashes

People who have lost loved ones in road accidents are being invited to a special service at Halifax Minster.

The Oak Leaf service will take place on Sunday, November 25 at 4pm as part of Road Peace Week.

This will be the third year that Halifax Minster has hosted this kind of service.

The service is also aimed at supporting paramedics, police and firefighters who are called out to crashes across Calderdale.

Carole Whittaker from Brighouse founded charity Support and Care After Road Death and Injury, which aims to support the loved ones of victims.

She said there is also an Oak Leaf service at Leeds Parish Church at 3pm this Sunday.

“This remembrance service is my way of recognising that most road deaths are avoidable and it’s my way of informing society of that fact.

“But when a family loses a loved one on the road whatever the circumstances, it is totally devastating,” she said.