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Harrogate road safety campaigner celebrates award win

Harrogate road safety campaigner celebrates award win

Published at 9:08am 9th April 2019.

A Harrogate woman, who campaigns for road safety within schools, has won a Yorkshire Choice Award. 

  • 30-year-old Lauren Doherty was named 'Volunteer of the Year' 
  • The award was purely down to the public vote 
  • Lauren was left paralysed following an accident in 2008 
  • She raises awareness of road safety in schools, working with police and the fire service 

30-year-old Lauren Doherty has been recognised for her campaign to raise awareness of road safety in local schools. 

In 2008, Lauren was left paralysed after being hit by a van following a night out. 

Lauren's Road Safety Talks began in 2016 when she visited a year group of 10 children in a  primary school.

The campaign's grown from strength to strength, and Lauren has now delivered her message to 3,000 young people. 

You can find out more about Lauren's talks below: 

 

Off the back of her win, Lauren is thanking people for their support. 

The award was decided purely by a public vote, which Lauren says made it "even more special."

Lauren Doherty
Lauren with her Yorkshire Choice Award

Congratulations Lauren!