The Bedford Rotary Club have shown their support for a Bedford based charity – the Road Victims Trust- with a donation of £2,000. The money was raised from a charity dinner held in September 2016.

Speaking about the donation, Club President and OB, John Hulance (67-76) (pictured right) said, “We are delighted to be able to support a local charity who provide a professional and much-needed service to those bereaved by a road death”.

Chief Executive of The Road Victims Trust, Mark Turner (pictured left), was extremely grateful and highlighted the importance of the Rotary Club’s support for small charities such as theirs and how this makes a real difference to the lives of many devastated people.

The charity is very close to the hearts of many members of the OB community and was in fact set up by Old Bedfordian Clifton Ibbett OBE (45 -53) in 1995.  Clifton’s innovative idea to provide a free support service to those affected by road death in Bedfordshire certainly made a big difference to families and individuals in the area.  In 2010 the charity was able to extend the much needed service into Hertfordshire and later Cambridgeshire in 2013. Clifton has been hugely involved in the charity ever since its creation, for much of the time as Chair of Trustees, and in 2015 he received an OBE for his services to charity and the community in Bedfordshire.

Last year Henry Wellbelove (2000-2011) become an ambassador for the charity following the sad death of his brother Archie (2001 – 2012). The charity provides invaluable emotional and practical help to all those affected by a road death in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. 

Each year, the Road Victims Trust supports in excess of 500 people whose lives have been affected by a road death. For more information visit

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