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Porch Project youth charity hosts interactive event to raise road safety awareness in Hadleigh




Road safety awareness evening in Hadleigh, organised by the Porch Project. Submitted photo. (6926865)
Road safety awareness evening in Hadleigh, organised by the Porch Project. Submitted photo. (6926865)

A youth charity is seeking to instil the importance of road safety during the dark winter months, after the success of its recent awareness evening.

More than 40 youngsters filled St Mary’s Church in Hadleigh in late January for an interactive event aimed at promoting the necessity of high visibility for pedestrians and cyclists out at night.

It was organised by the Porch Project, which runs drop-in sessions every Friday night in Hadleigh and Great Cornard, designed to teach life skills to children and teenagers.

Porch Project youth worker Zach Corrie told the Free Press they were inspired to run the session, after observing many youngsters leaving the charity’s recent night-time sessions without wearing any high-vis clothing.

“As youth workers, we feel a sense of responsibility to our young people, to make sure they are safe after they leave us,” he said.

“A lot of Hadleigh is not lit as it is, so it’s a risk walking on these roads at night.”

“They responded to the session incredibly well. They were all really engaged with it.”

Mr Corrie added that the charity plans to hold more road safety sessions in the near future, and hopes to begin collaborating with Suffolk Police to emphasise the importance of staying safe at night.

For further information about the Porch Project, or to learn about volunteering, go to porchproject.co.uk.



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