December 10 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 16, 2013
MORE than 50 people took part in a candle-lit vigil for the victims of road traffic collisions in March Market Place last night.
The gathering was organised by Sara Hibbins, of March, whose 13-month-old daughter Francesca was killed in a crash on the B1101 near Friday Bridge last September.
It was overseen by the Rev Jenny Webb, of St Peter’s Church, March.
The vigil began with the lighting of four special candles.
One candle was lit in memory of victims, with the other three for the emergency services, healthcare workers, and voluntary organisations.
Floral displays from Lucy’s Flowers, of Whittlesey, were given away in a raffle and Fenland singer Katie Terry gave a beautiful rendition of Eva Cassidy’s Songbird.
The ceremony ended with a short act of remembrance and a collection for Magpas Helimedix.
Sara said: “It was a really lovely ceremony and I just hope the evening helped other people who have been affected by a car crash in some way.
“It was also good to celebrate the invaluable work of the emergency services. Until you find yourself in our position, you don’t realise how amazing they are.
“I would like to thank Councillor Jan French and Fenland District Council for their support in organising this vigil. This is not something they had to do and it has given us something to focus on.”
• Sara, her three older children Sharna, Josh, and Bethany, and eight other friends and family will climb Mount Snowdon on September 28 in aid of road safety charity Brake.
To sponsor the family visit www.justgiving.com/frankie-kates or you can donate up to £10 by texting FKMC50 followed by £ sign and amount to 70070.