A SPECIAL church service is to be held to remember people killed or
injured on the roads. The annual Oakleaf Service for people killed in West Yorkshire will
be held in Leeds this month. It has been organised by Support and Care After Road Death and
Injury (Scard) and its sister charity, the Campaign Against Drinking and Driving (Cadd). The 12th Oakleaf Service will be at Leeds Parish Church at 3pm on
Sunday, November 19. It will be conducted by Canon Tony Bundock, Rector of Leeds, helped by the Rev Joanna Yates, Precentor of Leeds Parish Church. Hundreds of people bereaved or injured on the roads will attend.
The service focuses on personal experiences and observations.
It involves photographs and readings from the victims' families and
those who have been injured. It will also be attended by staff from the emergency services.
Scard founder Carole Whittingham said: "The service presents a
chance to give thanks for the wonderful work the emergency services do in supporting the victims of road deaths or injuries. "The service is always well attended.
"Anyone is invited to attend, but especially those who have been
injured or have lost loved ones on the roads."