Burnley solicitor heads campaign to protect pedestrians

SHINING EXAMPLE: Staff at Donald, Race and Newton Soicitors in Burnley dress to impress during their 'bright clothes' day to rasie money for the families of road trafic accident victims.'Photo Ben Parsons
SHINING EXAMPLE: Staff at Donald, Race and Newton Soicitors in Burnley dress to impress during their 'bright clothes' day to rasie money for the families of road trafic accident victims.'Photo Ben Parsons

A BURNLEY solicitor used a bright idea to highlight the plight of pedestrians killed or hurt on our roads every year.

Joanna Ferguson, a new recruit at Donald Race and Newton, organised a Bright Day at the company to raise awareness about protecting vulnerable road users.

Joanna got everyone at the Hargreaves Street firm to wear luminous clothes in support of Brake, a national road safety charity.

The former Burnley College pupil said 190 pedestrians are killed or injured on Britain’s roads every day. She said: “We are delighted to run a Bright Day for Brake to support a worthwhile charity.

“We see it as a great opportunity to emphasise to everyone the heightened importance of safe driving during the dark months, and watching out for children.

“Brake is a fantastic road safety charity that exists to prevent the deaths and serious injuries that occur on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes.

“Donald Race and Newton will be continually supporting Brake and getting involved in lots of fun and worthwhile activities.”

Money raised on the day was donated to help Brake continue its work with bereaved families nationwide.

It was also used as an opportunity to pledge support for Brake’s campaign to stop the clocks being put back in the autumn, which can make the walk from school dangerous for children on foot in the early evenings.

Joanna started work at the firm in June in the litigation department. She said: “I have worked in Manchester and Bolton for the past 10 years and am excited to be working back in my home town.”

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