Grieving mother organises Candlelit Vigil for victims of road traffic collisions in March Market Place

Close friend Nikki Grundy, who will be taking part in the Mount Snowdon trek, and Sara Hibbins.

Close friend Nikki Grundy, who will be taking part in the Mount Snowdon trek, and Sara Hibbins. - Credit: Archant

A CANDLE-LIT vigil for the victims of road traffic accidents will take place in March Market Place next Thursday.

The event has been 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.

The vigil, which will be overseen by the Rev Jenny Webb, of St Peter’s Church, March, will remember those who have died or been injured in collisions.

It will also draw attention to the importance of road safety measures which can prevent or reduce such incidents.

The vigil begins at 8pm with the lighting of four special candles.

One candle will be lit in memory of victims, with the other three for the emergency services, healthcare workers, and voluntary organisations.

Sara said: “We hope to raise awareness of all the organisations that have supported my children and me. They do amazing work every day, yet you don’t realise it until you find yourself in our position.

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“Planning the vigil has kept me going at times. I just hope it helps other people who have been through the same thing.”

There will be a remembrance tree where relatives and friends can place doves in memory of loved ones.

Lucy’s Flowers of Whittlesey will put on floral displays which will be given away in a raffle, and Fenland singer Katie Terry will perform.

The event will end at 9.30pm with a short act of remembrance and a collection for Magpas Helimedix.

• 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 or you can donate up to £10 by texting FKMC50 followed by £ sign and amount to 70070.