Jayne Gray - Transaid Cycle Zambia 2018

Tributes have been paid to Jayne Gray who was tragically killed in a road accident last month during a fund raising cycle challenge for logistics charity Transaid in Zambia.

Mother of two Jayne, who was also the financial controller of family haulage business H&R Gray, a member of the Palletline network, was fatally injured after a collision during the Cycle Zambia Challenge.

Another cyclist – a support team member from Dream Challenges – was also seriously injured in the incident and remains in hospital, although their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver of the vehicle involved is in police custody. Investigations into the collision are ongoing.

Jayne, 49, was an enthusiastic people manager at the family-owned company, which had been based at the Bandeath Industrial Estate near Stirling since 2001.

MD of Palletline, Graham Leitch, said: “H&R Gray has been a valued member of the Palletline family covering the FK postcodes since February 2015, and we are deeply saddened by the news of Jayne’s untimely death.

“Everyone at Palletline would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Gray family and everyone involved in the business.”

In a statement Transaid said: “It is with great shock and immense sadness that we share news of the loss of one of our fundraisers, Jayne Gray, the financial controller at family business H&R Gray Haulage in Stirling.

“Jayne leaves husband Robin, and two sons. We are supporting Jayne’s family and would ask you to please respect their privacy at this time of intense grief.”

Transaid’s chairwoman Jo Godsmark, a friend of Jayne’s and her roommate on the trip, said from Zambia: “We are all in deep shock at what has happened and are struggling to come to terms with the loss of such a vibrant, funny and courageous woman as Jayne. Our thoughts and sympathies go to Jayne’s family and friends.”