Leeds service to honour victims

Leeds Minster.
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A poignant service to remember all those who have lost their lives in road traffic collisions is to be held at Leeds Minster.

The Oak Leaf Service takes place on Sunday, November 19, during National RoadPeace Week.

RoadPeace is the national charity set up for road collision victims.

During the ceremony the names of loved ones are written down on a paper oak leaf and then placed on an altar and read out.

Photographs of loved ones will be placed around the font and children from a 
local school will then light a candle for each person who has died.

A commemorative quilt which also represents the lives of loved ones is hung on display throughout the service.

The Rev Canon Sam Corley, Rector of Leeds, said: “The Oak Leaf Service provides space in this season of remembrance for individuals and families affected by the devastating consequences of accidents on our roads to come together to remember, to support one another and to look to the future. All are welcome.”

The service starts at 3pm.

The Oak Leaf remembrance services are organised by SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death and Injury).

To dedicate a leaf for a loved one, call the charity on 01484 723649 or email info@scard.org.uk

For more information about SCARD, visit www.scard.org.uk