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Knaresborough road safety campaigner features on This Morning

Lauren Doherty and colleague Rebecca Blunstone alongside Ben Shephard and Cat Deeley.

A road safety campaigner from Knaresborough made a special appearance on ITV's 'This Morning' yesterday (Thursday) to share her story.

Lauren Doherty, who founded charity 'Road Safety Talks', tours schools across the area to give hard-hitting talks and educate children about road safety and disabilities. 

It's after a horrific accident left her paralysed in 2008, when she was just 20-years-old.

And yesterday, Lauren and her colleague Rebecca Blunstone made an appearance on ITV's This Morning for an interview with presenters Cat Deeley and Ben Shephard.

Lauren shared her story and spoke of what she remembers of the accident, her road to recovery and how both she and Rebecca came to set up Road Safety Talks.

Lauren and Rebecca took to social media to thank the show:

"Huge thanks to Cat Deeley, Ben Shephard and the whole team at This Morning for making us both feel so welcome and comfortable.

"The consideration, attention to detail and planning that has gone into our trip to London has been incredible and made it all such an enjoyable experience."

You can watch the programme via ITVX here.

Lauren's amazing work around road safety continues to be recognised on a national scale.

The TV appearance comes just days after she was featured in The Mirror - the first time she has appeared in a national newspaper.

Lauren was also recognised in 2021 when she was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the late Queen’s birthday honours for services to education.

She was also invited to the King's Coronation in 2023.

Find out more about Road Safety Talks online or follow them on Facebook here.

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