Dig out your neon tutu and fluorescent leg warmers and run a Bright Day, a dress-down day with a difference that raises life-saving awareness and funds for charity.
Everyone turns up wearing their brightest clothes and donates a pound to Brake. The day helps to remind drivers to slow down and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists and raises awareness of people killed and injured on foot and bicycle on our roads every year. Your funds help Brake to run our road safety campaigns and education programmes and support people bereaved or injured by road crashes.
Step one: Plan it
Choose a date to run your Bright Day (a Friday is a popular choice).
Order your free resource pack from Brake, which includes assorted posters and flyers, bucket stickers, a sponsorship envelope and a paying-in slip: email to request yours.
Remind everyone the day before to come along dressed in something bright.
Step two: Do it
On the morning of your Bright Day, go round and collect a pound each from everybody.
Give a prize for the best bright outfit.
Why not have a Bright Day parade on a pavement, with placards saying Slow Down?
Step three: Cover it
Use Brake's template press releases to secure media coverage for your Bright Day.
View Brake's template Bright Day press release for schools.
View Brake's template Bright Day press release for organisations.
If you would like Brake to send the press release to your local media, send the completed version to .
Step four: Send it
Email your photos to as we want to see your outfits, and let us know about the activities that you ran on the day. View pictures from Bright Days on our facebook page
Step four: Donate it
You can pay any money raised to Brake by using the paying-in slip included in your pack, donating online or sending a cheque to Brake, PO Box 548, Huddersfield HD1 2XZ. Alternatively, you can pay by card over the phone by calling 01484 559909.
Please also send us any completed sponsorship forms so that we can collect the additional giftaid funds
Not for you?
Return to the fundraising page, and find something that is.
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