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by Sara Odeen-Isbister , Senior Reporter
Friday, July 20, 2012
Family and friends of a 23-year-old Dagenham man killed in a car crash ran 10k in his memory almost a year after his death.
Peter Tickner’s sisters Karol, 25, and Laura, 27, and seven of his friends took part in the run in central London on July 8 for road safety charity Brake.
Electrical engineer Peter, of Starmans Close, died instantly on July 14 last year when the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorbike in Goresbrook Road – just yards from where he lived.
Karol, 25, said: “Pete made such a huge, positive impact on people and I’m so proud to call him my brother. He was loving, caring and a bit of a nutter.
“His death should never have happened, and the pain that our family and friends have felt has been unbearable.”
The race is one of three fundraisers that his sisters and friends have taken part in this year. So far they have raised more than £4,000 for Brake.
“We held a fundraising party on Pete’s birthday in February and the first of an annual charity football match called the Peter Tickner Memorial Cup the day after the anniversary of his death,” Karol explained. “People have been really supportive and generous.
“We hope the money will help Brake continue to campaign for safer roads, provide support for victims and bereaved families, and to lobby for appropriate sentences for dangerous drivers.”
Peter’s friend Bradley White, 22, who was driving the car, was injured in the crash but has made a full recovery.
A 16-year-old, now 17, was arrested in connection with the crash. He is due to appear at Barkingside Court for a plea hearing in September.
n To sponsor Peter’s family and friends go to www.justgiving.com/remember/4459/Peter-Tickner.
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