Magherafelt Youth Centre
Thanks to the youth centre for supporting my project by allowing Hannah's friends to talk openly about how they coped with her death.
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Thank you to our local police force who helped with statistics on road deaths in the region, and Area Commander for Magherafelt, Chief Inspector Sam Donaldson, who appeared in our broadcast film.
Here's what the Chief Inspector had to say about our Fixers road safety pledge campaign:
‘How many times have we heard people complaining that something should be done - but they don't do anything themselves. For Fixers to give these young people the means to, and the belief that they can make a difference is brilliant, and I look forward with expectation to see what these young people and Fixers will do in the future.'
Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland
The Council supplied us with facts and figures about road deaths in Northern Ireland, and are helping to promote our project.
Pat Martin, Member of the Road Safety Council of Northern Ireland, says: ‘The young people who have developed this pledge are to be commended for turning the worst possible situation in the death of their friend into something which is incredibly positive. The resource they have developed is eye-catching and will draw young people in, catching their attention in a way that other similar, less colourful pledges might not.’
Lizzy Keys, Road Safety Campaigner
Lizzy is supporting our Fixers project by highlighting our Fix and our road safety pledges in her role as a Road Safety Campaigner.
Here’s what she had to say about our campaign:
‘I'm in a wheelchair because of a car crash on my 19th birthday. I didn't think when I left home on the night of my accident that I would end up never walking again. Anything that encourages people, especially young people, to think about the risks of the road is a good thing and I think this pledge will grab the attention of young people. It could be the difference between someone ending up like me or worse, or staying safe on the road.’
Mark McCullough, Student
Mark McCullough attends the school at which my cousin Hannah, who inspired this Fix, attended. He is supporting our Fix by sharing our Fixers campaign in his school and getting students there to sign the pledge.
John Healey, Vice Principal of Rainey Endowed
John Healey will be using our pledges to mark the first anniversary of the death of the pupil that inspired this campaign.
Alister supported our Fix by letting us attend the Cool FM Road Safe Road Show, where we were able to tell young people about our campaign and get them to sign the pledge.