Proud sponsors of Andy Cox's 200k challenge for Roadpeace
Slater and Gordon are proud silver sponsors of Andy Cox's 200km challenge in support of Roadpeace charity for Global Road Safety Week 17-23 May 2021.
13 May 2021
Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, is undertaking a 200k running challenge during Global Road Safety Week between 17-23 May 2021 in support of . He'll start his journey on Saturday 15 May.
Slater and Gordon are proud to be part of this fantastic event to raise much needed funds for Roadpeace and the vital work they do in providing support to victims and families of victims involved in devastating road crashes.
Andy has set himself a goal of raising £25k for RoadPeace and will also be raising awareness about the impact of road harm and the need to reduce road danger during the challenge.
He's also calling for people to support him by running, cycling or walking alongside him either physically in person or in their home town for all or just part of the nine day event.
Nick Simmons, RoadPeace CEO said: "Thank you to Slater and Gordon for sponsoring the run. Too many people are killed and injured on the roads, and the money raised will go towards funding much needed support services.
"We are immensely grateful to DCSI Andy Cox for raising money for RoadPeace, but equally that he is bringing attention to the issue of road danger. Road deaths have stayed at the same level since 2010 – at around 1,800 people killed in Britain every year – which equates to five people killed every day. The devastation caused by these crashes is preventable, and we are grateful that DCSI Andy Cox is using his voice to call out society’s tolerance to road danger.”
Everyone who takes part in the challenge will be sent a RoadPeace Andy Cox Challenge shirt and be encouraged to connect and share their own challenges on social media.
The run will start at the location of the first ever UK fatal road collision, near Crystal Palace, in London, and end at the RoadPeace Wood at the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, which provides a symbolic and comforting place for bereaved families.
There will be media opportunities at each stage of the run, engaging with both local and national media, and Andy will be posting live videos via his social media accounts at key points along the route.
The route will take him through a number of UK counties where it is expected that victims of crashes along with colleagues from local police areas, road safety professionals, members of the public and corporate supporters will either join him, covering some of the distance alongside him, or cheer him on as well as be there at the end of each stage.
The route he will take:
- May 15 - Crystal Palace to Brent Cross, London – 24km
- May 16 - Brent Cross to St Albans, Herts – 24km
- May 17 - St Albans to Dunstable, Beds – 20km
- May 18 - Dunstable to Bletchley, Berks – 22km
- May 19 - Bletchley to Towcester, Northants – 23km
- May 20 - Towcester to Kilsby, Northants – 27km
- May 21 - Kilsby to Wibtoft, Warks – 20km
- May 22 - Wibtoft to Sibson, Leics – 21km
- May 23 - Sibson to National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs – 26km
Andy said: "I’m really grateful to Slater and Gordon for sponsoring the run. RoadPeace does an amazing job to support seriously injured people and bereaved families, helping them come to terms with their loss and supporting them through such a terrible experience.
"They also play a key role in advocating for road safety change and in doing so seeking improvements across the system, to help prevent future collisions and to improve the experience and processes for those who sadly have been affected.
“Following the pandemic and the cancellation of many fundraising events, RoadPeace needs our support more than ever right now.”