South Wootton safety campaigner appeals for charity support

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A South Wootton road safety campaigner has called for people to back the charity which she says helped her to turn her life around after she was paralysed in a car crash.

Jordan Bone has worked with Fixers, a national charity that supports young people aged 16-25 to campaign on any issue that matters to them to urge young drivers not to take risks on the roads.

Now, she is calling for the public to support the group, which has been nominated for the best charity prize in this year’s National Lottery awards, which recognise the work done by good causes funded through the lottery.

Jordan was left paralysed from the chest down after breaking her neck at the age of 15 when she was a passenger in a car, driven by a newly qualified driver, which crashed.

And she says working with Fixers has given her a new sense of purpose to pursue her campaign, which has included making a television documentary and devising a wristband campaign.

She said: “What happened to me could have been so easily avoided, and I want to do everything I can to ensure that other young people don’t repeat my mistakes.

“It means so much to be given the opportunity to speak out about this and to know that I have been able to make a positive difference to young people’s lives by working with Fixers. My message has reached hundreds of thousands of people