Life After to dedicate first memorial to road traffic victims in Northern Ireland

Families bereaved in road tragedies from across the north west are being invited to the official unveiling of a new memorial dedicated to all loved ones who have died on our roads.

By Brendan McDaid
Friday, 22nd April 2022, 5:24 pm

The new memorial, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, is being launched by local support charity Life After.

Founder Christopher Sherrard said the event is open to all those who have lost loved ones on our roads.

The memorial ceremony will take place outside St Columb’s Park House at 3pm tomorrow Saturday, April 23.

2019: The then Mayor, Councillor Michaela Boyle, and former Mayor, Councillor John Boyle planted a tree for Life After during a fun day in the grounds of St. Columb's Park House. Included are, from left, Constable Heather Black, Christopher Sherrard, Chair of Life After, Constable Roddy O'Connor, and Debbie Mullan, Life After trauma counsellor and Vice-Chair. DER3719-117KM

People are advised that refreshments will be served from 2pm to 3pm in advance of the official dedication ceremony.

Mr Sherrard said that this would be a place where relatives and friends of those whose lives were lost on our roads could come to remember them.

He added that since records began in 1934, around 15,000 people have lost their lives in road traffic tragedies across Northern Ireland.

Life After provides help and support to people who have lost loved ones as a result of a road traffic collision.

The organisation also works to raise awareness of the effects of road death on the bereaved.

To find out more about Life After visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LifeAfterrtc