Award for fa­tal crash vic­tim’s brave fam­ily

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A BRAVE fam­ily have won an award for their con­tin­u­ing work to raise aware­ness of road safety.

Matthew Wil­son, 21, from Poyn­ton, died in­stantly when he lost con­trol of his car and col­lided with a tree on the A51 near Nantwich in 2010.

An in­quest found he was over the drink drive limit.

Since then his brave par­ents Dean and Dee Wil­son, along with Matthew’s sis­ter Han­nah, have been work­ing with Cheshire Po­lice to teach peo­ple about the con­se­quences of drink driv­ing.

They have toured the re­gion show­ing the public the ac­tual wreck­age of the black Re­nault Matthew was driv­ing in a bid to share their mes­sage.

Matthew’s dad Dean has also starred in a hard-hit­ting theatre show about drink driv­ing.

The fam­ily were given an Achiev­ing Cheshire Ex­cel­lence (ACE) award, a new gong to recog­nise the un­sung he­roes of Cheshire Po­lice – of­fi­cers, staff and vol­un­teers – who have gone above and be­yond the call of duty.

Chief Con­sta­ble Si­mon Byrne said: “I am re­ally proud to lead a great force like this. Hardly a day passes with­out me see­ing first hand some of the hard work the of­fi­cers, staff and vol­un­teers do on be­half of the public. These awards are de­signed to boost tra­di­tional ways of recog­nis­ing ev­ery­one who goes the ex­tra mile, and gives them the recog­ni­tion they de­serve.

“I want to say well done to all the nom­i­nees and con­grat­u­la­tions to the win­ners.

Mike Pen­ning, min­is­ter for Polic­ing, Crime, Crim­i­nal Jus­tice and Vic­tims, said: “All po­lice of­fi­cers, staff and vol­un­teers make a vi­tal con­tri­bu­tion ev­ery day to cut­ting crime and mak­ing their com­mu­ni­ties a bet­ter place to live and work.

“The drive and energy shown by the win­ners is truly in­spir­ing.”

●● Dee Wil­son and her daugh­ter Hanna are pic­tured with John Dwyer, at the Achiev­ing Cheshire Ex­cel­lence award cer­e­mony

●● Some of the chil­dren from Poyn­ton High School on the char­ity walk

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