Sister raises money ten years after brother's death

This Is Local London: Dawn Griffiths -red dress in front- running charity fundraiser for her brother who died ten years ago from brain injury after a traffic collision. Dawn Griffiths -red dress in front- running charity fundraiser for her brother who died ten years ago from brain injury after a traffic collision.

A devoted sister has raised more than £1,400 for charity to honour the memory of her brother, who died ten years ago after being hit by a car.

An event on Saturday at the Royal Oak in Hale End Road, Woodford Green, saw nearly 100 people get together to remember Kevin Baldwin, who died after pulling over to help drivers involved in an accident on the A13 in Essex.

While phoning the emergency services, Mr Baldwin, 25, was hit by a car which swerved to avoid the accident.

He died from a brain injury on December 14 2003, leaving behind his one–year-old daughter and girlfriend, Lisa Thompson, who was unknowingly pregnant with his son at the time.

Ten years on and his sister, Dawn Griffiths, 38, of Boardman Avenue in Chingford, wanted to bring all the people that loved Mr Baldwin together for a celebration and raise money for brain injury charity, Headway.

Mrs Griffiths said: “It was a really good night. Everyone turned out and it was really lovely. Everyone helped out and it was a real success.”

With still some money to collect, Mrs Griffiths hopes she can still reach her £2,000 target, which will allow Headway to train five families to look after loved ones with brain injuries.

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