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Harrogate road safety campaigner celebrates award win

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."

Congratulations Lauren!


Volunteer of the Year 2019, supported by Yorkshire Payments

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