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Daughter takes on abseiling challenge in Trawden dad's memory
THE daughter of a man who died in a crash while travelling home on his motorbike took on an abseiling challenge in his memory.
Robyn Lee, 20, from Trawden, was joined by colleague Justine Lorriman to scale the 60-metre bell tower at the Trafford Centre.
The pair, who work at PDS Engineering in Nelson, raised more than £330 for road safety charity Brake, who supported the family after dad Dominic, 49, died on the A65 near Skipton, in May.
Robyn is now appealing for other adventure-seekers inspired by her efforts to sign up to take the plunge for Brake, to promote road safety and support the charity’s work helping families devastated by road crashes.
She said: “When my dad was killed in May we were in shock and we weren't functioning properly. When we left the hospital, we were given a pack produced by Brake that helped us organise what we'd need to do in the weeks that followed.
We were given practical and straightforward advice and help to access the support that we needed at such a difficult time. It is a fantastic charity and we want to do our bit to help them to keep providing this much-needed support.
“After I explained to Justine how much Brake has helped, she was keen to get involved and help make roads safer in any way she can, by fundraising alongside me and helping to promote awareness of the charity’s work.”
Dominic, big a Blackburn Rovers fan originally from Accrington, was on his way home to Colne Road, Trawden, from work in York when the accident happened. He had moved to Trawden eight years earlier with his wife, Tracey, originally from Clitheroe. They had three children: Joseph and Robyn, who Dominic had adopted, and Iggy.
Rich Andrew, Brake’s senior development officer said: “Brake can’t thank Robyn and Justine enough for taking on this challenge in memory of Dominic and raising funds for Brake.
“The money they are raising will help us continue offering support to families devastated by road crashes and campaigning for safer roads.”
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