Jack Murphy Jewellers Working Together to Save Lives with Road Safe NI this August

Road Safe NI

Jack Murphy Jewellers has teamed up with Road Safe NI to help promote safety on the roads in the local community this August.

Each week, the jewellers will share key messages from the charity across their highly engaged social media channels. Topics will include:

Week 1 – The Road Ahead Support Group

Week 2 – The Paulie Project

Week 3 – The Street Smart, Road Safe Kids Highway Code

Week 4 – The Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2021

Week 5 – Free Hi-Vis Vest Giveaway

Tricia O’Neill from Road Safe NI commented: “We are absolutely delighted that Jack Murphy Jewellers have chosen Road Safe NI as their charity partner for the month of August to promote our work. Our volunteers work tirelessly to promote the road safety message and offer support to people affected by road crashes within our local District and across Northern Ireland.

“Road Safety might seem boring to those unaffected... until a road crash comes to your own door and your world is turned upside down forever! Road Safety is our priority because it came to our doors and we are delighted that Jack Murphy Jewellers have teamed up with us throughout the month of August to promote key road safety messages and campaigns! Thank you, Jack Murphy Jewellers.”

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Road Safe NI is the Road Safety Charity in Northern Ireland, established in the early 1960’s. The purpose of the charity is to promote safety on the roads, prevent road traffic collisions and save lives by reaching out and educating local groups and communities through their network of local and regional committees.

Road Safe NI are a grass roots charity made up of volunteers who offer a diverse range of services, programmes, events and campaigns across Northern Ireland to meet the needs of local communities. There are currently 5 Road Safe NI local committees in the following areas: Newry, Mourne & Down District, Antrim & Newtownabbey, Derry & Strabane, Fermanagh & Omagh and Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District.

The local Newry, Mourne and Down Road Safety Committee was established in February 2016 and all the volunteers on the committee have been affected by road crashes. Volunteers from each of the local Committees make up the regional Committee and Newry Committee volunteers Tricia O’Neill and Rita Bentley also sit on the regional committee.

Road Safe NI develop programmes in response to needs identified within communities, with consideration to RTC statistics / trends, causation factors and by identifying vulnerable road user groups.

The Newry, Mourne & Down Committee run local programmes such as young driver enhanced skills courses, senior driver workshops, an annual hi-vis vest free giveaway in partnership with the local PCSP (policing and community safety partnership) and community groups and are the creators of the recent poignant short film, ‘The Paulie Project’, an educational resource created to teach the road safety message to high-risk road user groups. The local committee volunteers facilitate road safety educational talks to primary and secondary schools, colleges and community groups.

Road Safe NI Charity have two distinct charitable purposes; to save lives through educating road users on road safety and support people that have been affected by road traffic collisions which the Newry, Mourne and Down committee do through ‘The Road Ahead Support Group’. The committee are currently working towards developing a wrap around support service to support people affected by road traffic collisions in the Newry District and beyond.

For more information on the services provided by Road Safe NI, please visit their website https://www.roadsafeni.com/. Key messages from the charity will be shared weekly across Jack Murphy Jewellers social media channels.

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