Introducing Brake Fest
A new fundraising event coming this summer!
We are looking for inspiring Brake supporters across the UK to organise fundraising events showcasing local talent, bringing the community together to raise money towards preventing future road death and injury on our roads.
Participants can organise a gig, concert, comedy night, dance show, open mic night, busk or simply organise to have a bucket collection at a pre-arranged event.
We will promote ALL Brake Fest events to our social media followers and to local press to help you boost your attendance raise as much as you can! We also have a section on this page to see what events are in your area.
Whether you’re a band wanting to organise a gig, go busking, or a theatre or dance group willing to put on a performance, get in touch and join Brake Fest this summer!
What is Brake Fest?
Events can be gigs, a concert, comedy night, dance show, open mic night, busk or simply organise to have a bucket collection at a pre-arranged event!
To get started, simply register your event here
Where can my event take place?
How do I register?
What resources will I receive?
- Bucket Stickers
- Brake Fest e-poster
- Brake Fest social media flyer
- Brake t-shirt
- A Press Release template
Will you help promote my event?
When you register, we will also provide a blank poster and social media banner which you can use to share your event on Facebook and Twitter, and a press release template to help promote your event with local media.
Do I need a licence to Busk?
You may need a street collection licence to collect money on the street.
Click here to collect your local councils rules Street Collections
Click here to see your local councils rules on Busking
Does my event have to be the summer?
Where do I send photos from my event?
How can I fundraise?
For bigger events you could sell tickets to raise money, ask the venue if you can have a percentage of the bar takings or run the cloakroom charging a small amount per item on the night to boost your total!
When you register, an online JustGiving fundraising page will automatically be created, which can be shared to friends and family to boost your fundraising efforts! You can set up a Brake Fest fundraising page at any time by clicking this link
Do I have to organise my own event?
Why not take a look at our Virtual Line up and see if there is an event happening near you to support?
Is it all about music?
I need Public Liability Insurance, can Brake help?
You are responsible for obtaining any licenses required for your event. You will also be responsible for carrying out any health and safety risk assessment for your event (if required) and ensuring that all participants are fully briefed and adequately supervised.
I have raised money at my event, how do I get donations to you?
The best ways to get money to Brake is;
Online at www.brake.org.uk/donate
Make an online bank transfer (we can provide our details)
You can send a cheque made payable to 'Brake' to Brake, the road safety charity, PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ
Over the phone by credit or debit card on 01484 559909
If you have any queries you can email firstname.lastname@example.org