Over £4000 has been raised for a road safety initiative by the family and friends of Liam Hibbins following a sponsored walk and football match earlier this year.
Liam Hibbins died after being struck by a vehicle on the Coast Road (Redcar) in October last year when he was returning home following a night out with friends. His death is currently under investigation by the Senior Coroner for Teesside.
The money raised will significantly Progress the Light Up for Liam Campaign which is designed to provide those out in the hours of darkness with a reflective snap band made from an approved road safety material aimed at making them more visible to passing motorists.
Liam’s mother, Alison, said: “I just want to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else. I really hope this initiative will save lives”.
Chairman of RoadPeace North East, David Robinson, commented: “This is a really positive way to not only remember the life of Liam, who was much loved in the Skeleton community and beyond, but also to reduce road danger and promote road safety. As winter months approach we will also be working with local schools to give them the opportunity to provide pupils with the snap band to make sure they light up and be seen”.
As well as funding from family and friends the campaign has also received a significant contribution from Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger. A contribution of £250.00 has also been received from Police Mutual.
If any organisation is interested in supporting this campaign they should not hesitate to contact RoadPeace North East.