Appeal for help for road death charity

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A Brighouse charity and its partner organisation is appealing for volunteers to help those affected by road traffic accidents.

SCARD -Support and Care After Road Death and Injury - and their partners Campaign Against Drink Driving (CADD) are appealing for help to provide support to those who have suddenly become bereaved, injured or affected through the loss of a loved one in a road traffic collision or are traumatised through witnessing a traffic collision on the road.

SCARD was set up by Rastrick woman Carole Whittingham MBE in 1993 after her 27-year-old son Steven was killed by a stolen car on January 30, 1992.

Peter Summerscales, administrator for SCARD said: “Volunteers do come from all walks of life. Whether they work or not is also not a great stumbling block as our helpline hours are from 9am to 9pm, 365 days a year.

“The important thing to note is that they answer the phone in their own homes during agreed times that they have volunteered to be available.

“The training entails explaining about our charities and our aims and what is important to our organisation.

“We explain case handling of individuals and the effect of how certain calls may influence the listener.”

Training usually takes place on a Saturday morning usually with a 10am start and it would last no longer than 3pm which allows for the usual breaks.

For more information call 0845 123 5541 or info@scard.org.uk or visit www.scard.org.uk