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#givingtuesday

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What is #GivingTuesday?
As the festive season gets underway, the simple idea behind #GivingTuesday is to encourage people and businesses to “give” to charities on Tuesday 2 December 2014. #GivingTuesday follows the sales of Black Friday and the on-line shopping boom of Cyber Monday. After spending a lot of money on ourselves and loved ones, it is time to contribute to a cause close to our heart. #GivingTuesday is a growing global movement now spanning five continents!

Why give to Brake on #GivingTuesday?
There are five people killed on UK roads every day. Giving to Brake on #GivingTuesday will help fund our vital road safety campaigns to stop these deaths and injuries from happening. It also funds our services helping bereaved and injured families. 

How can I give to Brake on #GivingTuesday?
There are lots of ways to raise money and give to Brake this #GivingTuesday. Pick from one of the below great ideas!

1. Just give. It's quick and easy to make a donation online

2. Text BRAK33 £3 to 70070

3. Run a Brake Bright Day on Tuesday 2 December 2014 in aid of Brake in your workplace or community.  It's a dress down day with a difference - you dress bright! Dig out your neon tutu and fluorescent leg warmers and donate a pound to Brake. The day helps to remind drivers to slow down and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, and it's perfect to have a Brake Bright Day during the dark month of December and the party season. Register here.

4. Make an early New Year's Resolution and sign up to take part in one of our sponsored fundraising events. We have the event for you, whether it's a fun run or a sky dive!  Find out more by filling in our quick and easy form.

5. Organise a Bake for Brake selling home-made buns and biscuits at a coffee morning or in your workplace, or even turn it into a competition with taste judges and an entry fee! Or alternatively organise a book or CD sale, or some easy fairground games such as "how many sweets in the jar" or "name the teddy" in your workplace / community space. Donate the funds you raise using the button at the top of this website or call 01484 559909 to pay by credit card or send a cheque to PO Box 548 Huddersfield HD12XZ. 

Every penny raised for Brake goes towards our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting those bereaved or injured in road crashes.

For more ideas, get in touch. email fundraise@brake.org.uk or ring Lisa on 01484 683294.

Thanks for your support!

 

 

#moneyboxchallenge

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Commit to raising just £2.50 for Brake.... every penny helps!

“What a difference you've made to our family at this awful time. Without your organisation all the people like me would have nowhere to turn."

It’s heart-warming to hear that we are helping people cope with the utter devastation of losing a loved one in a road crash.

Are you aware that, just last year, 1775 families suffered the heartache of a loved one dying on our roads. Brake helps families whose lives have been torn apart by a sudden death or injury. We offer emotional support and practical information through a helpline and support literature. Our helpline, though, costs £50 an hour to run and this is why we are asking for your support.

In memory of those lives lost, Brake is hoping to raise £1,775 through our #moneyboxchallengein the next 12 months. We are asking supporters to order a MoneyBox and pledge to raise a minimum of £2.50 in loose change, and then donate the coins to us.

We’ve got some brilliant ideas as to how to use your MoneyBox:

* Pockets too heavy? When you empty them out, put the coins in your MoneyBox. It’s amazing how quickly loose change adds up!

* Office Management – Could you take your MoneyBox into the office and charge people a fine for swearing, being late, not turning off their computers, not washing pots etc,

* Save coins - Every time you receive a 20p in change, save it and put it in your MoneyBox. You only need 13 and you’re over target!

* Love #GBBO? Why not bake cakes and sell them at work. Use the MoneyBox to collect your takings.

Would you be interested in joining us for this challenge?
Email fundraise@brake.org.uk or ring Joe on 01484 550060 to request a MoneyBox and commit to fundraising for Brake today!

Thank you.

Bake for Brake!

Bake for Brake is BACK! This February we are looking for offices, schools and individuals to grab your aprons and hold a Bake for Brake fundraiser!

There's no set date to run an event, just anytime during February!

Get in touch and we’ll send you our FREE fundraising pack filled with lots of resources to help including Bake for Brake posters, balloons, leaflets, tips and inspirational fundraising ideas to make sure your event really takes off! Plus, we'll send you a brand new e-pack filled with more ideas and inspiration, games and posters.

Call us on 01484 810459, email to fundraise@brake.org.uk to register your event and to receive your free Bake for Brake fundraising pack!

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It’s Easy! Making a load of cupcakes is the simplest thing in the world, but everyone loves them, particularly if they know their extra calorie intake is all in a good cause.

Charge £1 for every slice sold at work, or 50p for every cupcake! You can have your own one-off sale, or sell tasty treats during a big event, such as a school fete, coffee morning or charity night

Bake Off! Why not hold a pay-to-enter baking competition for your friends or colleagues? Pick a judge – perhaps a local dignitary or your boss – to vote on which is the best. You can set categories, eg ‘best decorated’ or ‘most tasty’!

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Read what Helen did! Our fundraiser, Helen, has been Baking for Brake now for the past few years and has raised just under £2,500 for us. Helen says “I became aware of Brake after losing my brother to a road crash almost 10 years ago. I decided I wanted to help raise funds for Brake, so I began baking and asking for donations for cakes/quiches at work. The idea was successful and soon, along with homemade cakes I started buying snacks (chocolate bars, crisps and drinks etc) and asking for donations towards the charity. I have a poster next to the Snack Table which shows how much money has been raised. It's a worthwhile cause and for very little input there’s a great outcome for Brake.”

Not sure what to make? Here are two easy road safety themed recipes to follow:

Traffic-Light Biscuits
Road Safety Cup Cakes

Want to do it? Call us on 01484 810459, email to fundraise@brake.org.uk or complete a short online form for more tips and ideas to help your event be a success. Or if you don't need any help, just donate the funds you raise from your event using the button at the top of this website or by calling 01484 559909 to pay by credit card over the phone or send by cheque to PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ.

Check out more photos received from our amazing fundraisers 


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Become a Brake supporter and stay in touch

Use this form to become a Brake supporter and we'll send you e-updates about our work.

It's free to join but you can choose to make a donation to the charity at the same time. The charity is reliant on donations to campaign to end the carnage on our roads, and for our work supporting families bereaved and injured. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big hearted marriages

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Congratulations! Many couples feel they already have most of the things they need for married life … so instead, why not offer guests the chance to donate to great cause?

Brake has had several supporters raise funds for the charity at their weddings. You can either ask for donations instead of wedding gifts, or make a donation in place of buying gifts for guests, presenting guests instead with scrolls explaining where the money is going.

If you want to fundraise for Brake at your wedding, create a fundraising webpage at www.justgiving.com and give guests your web address in your invitations. Guests can also leave a personal message on the page.

To discuss your wedding fundraising plans, contact Joe on 01484 550060 or fundraise@brake.org.uk.

Check out other fundraising ideason our fundraising page.

Brake's corporate donors

Brantano & Brake

Brantano HI RESBrantano is calling for children and their parents in to pledge to walk to school more often in the new term, to help raise money for road safety charity, Brake.

Research by the shoe retailer has revealed that only a third of children and parents regularly walk to and from school every week and further research highlights that only a quarter of parents feel the route between their home and school is safe.  Brantano is aiming to encourage the school run to be made on foot rather than in the car in a bid to not only help reduce congestion and traffic dangers on the roads around schools but also to help promote a healthy lifestyle and safe walking in correctly fitted shoes. 

For every pledge Brantano receives it will donate 10p to Brake to help fund the lifesaving work it does in campaigning to prevent road deaths and injuries, and supporting people bereaved by traffic collisions.  To take part simply head to a Brantano store to take advantage of the free expert fitting service and pick up a pledge card.  Then share a photo holding your pledge card on Brantano’s Facebook or Twitter pages and Brantano will donate to Brake for every pledge photo shared.     

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Louise Williams, fitting expert at Brantano said: "At Brantano, we are already committed to providing a service that looks after children’s foot health, we are keen to promote and encourage the health and environmental benefits of walking to school. The collaboration with Brake allows us to not only raise awareness of the importance of correctly fitting shoes for children’s foot health but also to reinforce messages about the dangers of roads and the importance of safe road use to both children and parents.”

Philip Goose from Brake, said: “All parents want their children to be healthy and happy, and getting out and walking and cycling more often is a great way to do this. Walking or cycling to school, and being active, can be great fun. It’s also healthy, and the more parents and kids who walk or cycle to school, rather than clogging up our roads and school gates with dangerous traffic and parked cars, the safer our roads become, and we’re delighted to be working with Brantano to promote active travel.”

Brake's mascot, Zak the Zebra, is a fan of Brantano's campaign, and has already got his photo ready - can you do any better?

Find out more about Brake & Brantano's partnership here.

Zebra Power 

Corporate and club dinners

Corporate and club dinnersDo you belong to a club, society, association or company that has an annual dinner? Why not make your event a fundraiser for Brake, have more fun into the bargain, and have everyone leaving full up on the feel-good factor as well as food!

We can give you heaps of ideas and help so your night goes with a swing and raises funds for us, including a fabulous sports memorabilia auction, a casino night, a race night, and loads more fun ideas.

We can also help brand your event with Brake balloons. We can also give you information about the charity and use of our logo (terms and conditions apply) for use on menus and other promotional materials about your event.  

Want to do it? Call Joe on 01484 550060 or complete a short online form to get planning with the help of our fundraising team. Or if you don't need any help, just donate the funds you raise from your event using the button at the top of this website or by calling 01484 559909 to pay by credit card over the phone or send by cheque to PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ.

Want to know more?
View photos of our fundraisers on our facebook page 

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Every penny counts!

Brake Donation Box

Help us save lives by saving pennies! Order one or more free collection boxes from Brake. You can use it...

In your home for your loose change.

At work.Keep it on your desk and ask for donations in return for biscuits!

In a local shop or cafe or pub. Team up with a shopkeeper and ask them to store it safely but in a prominent position so people can easily stick their loose change in it.

In a supermarket or shopping centre. Ask if you can collect at the exit door. Often shops allow this.

At your road safety exhibition stand! Why not set up a stand at a community event such as a village fete or town show, giving out road safety advice? We can give you tips and ideas about how to make your stand a success and fundraise successfully from it.

moneyboxchallenge smallWhy not commit to fundraising for Brake and join us for our #moneyboxchallenge. 
In memory of those lives lost, Brake is hoping to raise £1,775 through our#moneyboxchallengein the next 12 months. We are asking supporters to order a MoneyBox and pledge to raise a minimum of £2.50 in loose change, and then donate the coins to us.  

Want to do it? Call Lisa on 01484 683294 or email fundraise@brake.org.uk now for your collection tin and more ideas about how to use it effectively! Then donate the funds you raise using the button at the top of this website or by calling 01484 559909 to pay by credit card over the phone or send by cheque to PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ.

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Festive Fundraising

At Brake we don’t wish people a merry Christmas. We understand that the festive time of year isn’t always a happy, joyous occasion. In fact, for many Brake supporters, it’s a particularly sad time of year because Christmas is spent without loved ones and the pain of their absence is felt all the more keenly. So instead, at Brake, we ask people to “go safely this Christmas” and to remember those no longer with us.

There are many ways you can support Brake over the Christmas period. Would you consider helping us?  


2016 Xmas Flyer JPEG SMALLBRAKE 2016 CHRISTMAS CARDS 
Sending Christmas cards? Why not buy some cute road safety themed cards and help support our life-saving work. 
Visit our shop to place your order or email admin@brake.org.uk


DONATE TO BRAKE INSTEAD OF SENDING CHRISTMAS CARDS
If you would perhaps prefer to donate money instead of sending Christmas Cards this year, why not use the images below to explain what you're doing. 

To donate  please text BRAK15 with the amount you’re donating to 70070.

I'm donating to Brake instead of sending Christmas Cards

We're donating to Brake instead of sending Christmas Cards


SPONSOR A STAR IN OUR 2016 CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Why not dedicate one of our stars to your loved one, this Christmas.   As well as having your message Christmas Skyline SMALLdisplayed in our Christmas Skyline, you will also be sent one of our beautiful little Star Pin-Badges so that you have a keepsake of your dedication.  
Visit HERE to view our Christmas Skyline and choose a star.

FESTIVE OFFICE FUNDRAISING
Christmas celebrations are a great time of year to fundraise.
How about a having a Christmas jumper day, a raffle or a bake sale? 
Click hereto find some festive fundraising ideas for your office.

If you are supporting Brake in other ways, please tell people about it. It's all great awareness raising for the charity. Download your "supporting Brake" images here.
I'm supporting Brake this Christmas
We're supporting Brake this Christmas

Please go safely this Christmas and thank you so much for your support.
With best wishes from everyone at Brake.

 

 

Fundraising terms and conditions

Brake is delighted that you have decided to fundraise for us. Every penny you raise will go towards Brake's vital work supporting families affected by road crashes and educating people about road safety.

Brake's fundraising terms and conditions are outlined below – please read them carefully. If you fundraise for Brake, you are deemed to have accepted these conditions. Should you need any further information, please email fundraise@brake.org.uk or ring 01484 559909.

1. If you are 18 or over (or under 18, and your parent/guardian is happy about what you've chosen to do and takes responsibility for you under these T&Cs), unless we inform you otherwise in writing, you may organise fundraising events for our general charitable purposes as an independent supporter 'in aid of' (and not 'on behalf of') Brake.

2. Brake is not responsible for your event. You will carry out a health and safety risk assessment for your event and will ensure that all participants are fully briefed and adequately supervised.

3. You will make sure your event is legal and consistent with our Pledge. You will not do anything that threatens Brake's reputation or name. If you do, Brake has the right to ask you to cease fundraising in aid of them.

4. You will not collect funds on the street, in a public place or by going from house to house without a local authority licence. You will obtain necessary licences and follow appropriate guidelines if your event involves sales of alcohol or food, or entertainment or a raffle / lottery.

5. You will encourage eligible donors/sponsors to make Gift Aid declarations so we can make the most of your fundraising efforts by recovering basic rate tax on their donations.

6. You agree that any costs or risks that arise out of your fundraising activities are your responsibility, including liabilities for injury or loss which may occur to you, your helpers or guests.

7. You agree to only use Brake's branded materials and the Brake name and logo for fundraising activities that have been approved by Brake.

8. You consent that photographs taken during your fundraising activity may be used to publicise the work of Brake generally, unless you specify otherwise.

9. You will not use any unlawful means by which to raise funds for Brake.

 

Funerals

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One way to celebrate the life of a loved one is to ask family and friends to make a donation at their funeral service. Often people choose to make a donation in lieu of flowers.   If you would like to ask for donations for Brake at a funeral you are arranging, we can make the process as simple as possible for you.

You can request resources by telephoning 01484 683294 or email donate@brake.org.uk.

We can provide you with:

Donation envelopes – You could choose to place envelopes on seats before the service starts or make them available for people to collect as they leave the venue.

Collection boxes – These could be placed at the funeral venue, to collect donations for Brake.

Charity information leaflets – We can send these to you to enable you to explain to guests where their donations are being sent and how they will be spent. 

Pin badges or wrist bands – Perhaps you might like to buy some of our pin badges or wrist bands for members of the congregation to wear as a symbol to commemorate their loved one. They retail at £1.00 per item and can be purchased by emailing donate@brake.org.uk.

Bereavement guide – At the time of the death, the police should have provided you with a copy of Brake’s bereavement guide, Information and advice for bereaved families and friends flowing death on the road, offering information, advice and support. If you have not received a copy of this free guide, do get in touch and we will happily post one out to you.  We can also provide free copies of our Coping with Grief booklet for anyone affected by the bereavement; this provides reassurance about common reactions to a sudden bereavement as well as hints and tips for getting through each day and information about seeking help. All of Brake’s support literature is available online by clicking here.

To obtain any of the above resources, please email donate@brake.org.uk or telephone 01484 683294.

If you feel you would like emotional support or practical help as a result of your bereavement, please contact our friendly and professional helpline team on freephone 0808 8000 401 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm) or email helpline@brake.org.uk.   You can read more about our helpline service by clicking here.

Please send your donations, and the collection envelopes so we can collect the gift aid, to us (with cheques made payable to Brake) at: 
Brake the road safety charity
PO Box 548
Huddersfield
HD1 2XW

We would be grateful if you could include a covering letter with your contact details so we know how the donation has been raised and so that we can confirm that we have received it.

Online Tribute Page - You may like to consider setting up an online Tribute Page in memory of your loved one. Tribute Pages are a unique online space which you, friends and family can fill with pictures and memories of your loved one and also make donations. Creating a page in memory of your loved one will enable people who cannot attend the funeral service to leave thoughts and memories and also choose to donate to Brake in their memory.   
Click here set up a Tribute Page in Brake’s Rose Garden

For Funeral Directors:  Please email donate@brake.org.uk or telephone 01484 683294 and request envelopes or leaflets. We will ensure that these are sent out promptly.  Once donations are collected, please send a cheque, made payable to Brake, to the above address, enclosing a covering letter.  When contact details are provided we will always write to the next of kin to thank them for their support and to confirm the total amount received.

 

 

Give as you earn

Are you employed?
Would you consider giving a small regular donation to Brake, direct from your pay, on Pay Day?

Give as you Earn (also known as Payroll Giving) is an easy way you can offer Brake long term regular income.   Regular giving is a fantastic way to support Brake. It provides us with a long term, steady income stream that enables us to plan our work more effectively and continue to provide support for families affected by road crashes.

Payments that you make, through a payroll giving scheme, are deducted from your gross pay before tax is deducted. This means that you are given tax relief on your donation immediately and at your highest rate of tax.  If you want to make a £5 donation to charity, £5 is deducted from your gross pay, but you save £1 in tax, so it only costs you £4. The full £5 comes to Brake.

How does it work?
You will need to fill in THIS FORM

You don't have to inform your employer about your gift to us, it will all be sorted out for you. This usually takes a bit of time so don't worry if your donation doesn’t come out of your next pay packet.

How will I know if I'm eligible to join a scheme? 
You’ll be eligible if you’re an employee or a pensioner and your employer deducts Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax from your salary or pension.

How much should I give?
You can give however much you'd like; it's entirely up to you. Remember, payroll donations are before tax so they really are the most efficient way to donate. 

What if my circumstances change?
You can change the amount you give or stop donating at any time. If you move job and want to continue supporting our work you’ll need to sign up with your new employer.

What will you do with my personal details?
We'll only use your contact details again if you opt to receive further communications from us. We will not pass your details onto anyone else.

CLICK HERE to sign up today!.

 

Give as you earn

Are you employed?
Would you consider giving a small regular donation to Brake, direct from your pay, on Pay Day?

Give as you Earn (also known as Payroll Giving) is an easy way you can offer Brake long term regular income. Regular giving is a fantastic way to support Brake. It provides us with a long term, steady income stream that enables us to plan our work more effectively and continue to provide support for families affected by road crashes.

Payments that you make, through a payroll giving scheme, are deducted from your gross pay before tax is deducted. This means that you are given tax relief on your donation immediately and at your highest rate of tax.  If you want to make a £5 donation to charity, £5 is deducted from your gross pay, but you save £1 in tax, so it only costs you £4. The full £5 comes to Brake.

How does it work?
You will need to fill in this form.

You don't have to inform your employer about your gift to us, it will all be sorted out for you. This usually takes a bit of time so don't worry if your donation doesn’t come out of your next pay packet.

How will I know if I'm eligible to join a scheme?
You’ll be eligible if you’re an employee or a pensioner and your employer deducts Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax from your salary or pension.

How much should I give?
You can give however much you'd like; it's entirely up to you. Remember, payroll donations are before tax so they really are the most efficient way to donate. 

What if my circumstances change?
You can change the amount you give or stop donating at any time. If you move job and want to continue supporting our work you’ll need to sign up with your new employer.

What will you do with my personal details?
We'll only use your contact details again if you opt to receive further communications from us. We will not pass your details onto anyone else.

Click here to sign up today!.

 

 

For more information telephone Joe on 01484 550060, email fundraise@brake.org.uk or complete a short online form.
Not for you? Return to the fundraising home page.

Give as you Earn

Give as you Earn (also known as Payroll Giving) is an easy way you can offer Brake long term regular income. Regular giving is a fantastic way to support Brake. It provides us with a long term, steady income stream that enables us to plan our work more effectively and continue to provide support for families affected by road crashes.

Use these resources to find out more, to set up the scheme and to get some handy tips and tools to promote Brake and to run fundraising campaigns in your work place.

Are you an employer who wants to set up the scheme?

Click here to download an application pack from CAF.

Find out more by clicking on the frequently asked question documents below.

Are you an employer who wants to promote the scheme internally?

Do you already have the scheme set up with CAF and you want to increase the ways you’re promote it to employees to improve charitable giving, and employee engagement?

Use the resources below to promote Brake to your staff and encourage them to donate to Brake each month. Every penny donated will go towards our work supporting bereaved families and our work preventing road crashes.

Use the resources below to promote the tax benefits of Give As You Earn to your employees.

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Use the resources below to promote Give As You Earn during #givingtuesday

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If you run a bonus scheme in your workplace, use the resources below to encourage your employees to donate a proportion of their bonus to Brake.

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Are you an employee who wants to promote the scheme internally?

Do you want to encourage your employer to set up a Give As You Earn scheme and promote Brake to your colleagues? Use the resources below to find out more and to start the ball rolling.

Want to find out more?

Do you need more support from Brake to set up a Give As Your Earn scheme in your workplace? We’d be delighted to hear from you. Fill in the quick form below and one of our fundraising team will be in touch within the next five working days.

Fill out my online form.

Give your time for Brake

If you have been bereaved or injured in a road crash, or just care deeply about road safety, then you can help by volunteering for Brake!

Read Brake's Volunteering Policy here.

Become a Friend of Brake:  We are calling upon individuals across the UK to become a VW1Friend of Brake and become the face of Brake within their community.  Do you have time on your hands to help promote local road safety campaigns, to organise fundraising activities and attend events on our behalf?  Would you like to work alongside other committed individuals to become local Brake representatives?  Please click here to find out more.

BrakeVoice: Brake is regularly asked, by the media, for local spokespeople who can talk about the effects of death and injury on roads on families and communities. If you have personal experience of death or injury as a result of a road crash (but are sufficiently recovered to talk about your case) and wish to talk to the media about the importance of using road safety, then give us a call (training is provided by Brake). Call Lisa, our volunteer manager on 01484 683294 or email her here: lkendall@brake.org.uk

Really want to volunteer for us, but haven’t got much time to spare? We recognise thatVW3 in recent years, people have changed the way that they want to volunteer.  People are busy and prefer quick and easy ways to support charitable causes, ones that can be done through their phone, or via their laptop rather than full days on a regular basis.  With this in mind, Brake has a number of ‘bite-sized’ microvolunteering opportunities which require minimal time commitment, but will still be beneficial to Brake, especially if large numbers of volunteers choose to support us in these ways.  Click hereto find out more.

Event volunteer: Could you help us at an event such as a county fair by bucket shaking or talking to people (perhaps at a local Rotary Club or Young Farmers group) about road safety? You must be prepared to talk to other people about key road safety issues such as the dangers of speeding, in line with Brake's campaigns, and not afraid to ask them to donate to a great cause! Contact our volunteer manager Lisa on 01484 683294 or email her here: lkendall@brake.org.uk

Volunteer police trainer: Have you been bereaved in a road crash, benefited from Brake's services, and are experienced in giving presentations? WeBrian Wilkie train you to deliver presentations to groups of police 'family liaison officers', explaining the needs of people bereaved in road crashes and our services using a power point presentation we provide and telling your personal story. We organise the speaking opportunities for you, according to your availability and the time you can give (this might be up to four a year, for example). (Please note: our trainers have all been bereaved at least three years previously and must feel they have made a sufficient recovery to take part.) Email Shane at  sbates@brake.org.uk with a covering note explaining why you think you could help.

Fundraise for us: Brake is a small charity and we rely heavily on the support of our fundraisers to help us with our life-saving work. Could you help us by fundraising for us? It could be as simple as collecting loose change, or baking cakes and selling them at work; through to the more adventurous opportunities, such as parachuting or running a marathon or 10K.   Every penny goes towards our dedicated work preventing road death and injury and supporting those bereaved or injured in road crashes, so we would be so grateful for your support.   Email fundraise@brake.org.uk to find out more or visit our fundraising pages

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In Memoriam

helplinenewMany people who fundraise or donate to Brake have been  affected by death or injury in a road crash and want to give something back to the cause, to help Brake campaign to stop more casualties and support other people who are injured or bereaved.

If you have been personally affected and wish to fundraise for Brake, please browse the ideas below and the many more on our fundraising pages or contact Lisa, our volunteer manager, on 01484 683294 or fundraise@brake.org.uk so we can help your fundraising be a success.

Donations at a funeral 
Some people bereaved by road crashes have generously fundraised for Brake by asking for donations instead of flowers at a funeral or memorial service. If you wish to do this and would like some words about Brake and the use of our logo for a funeral programme, please call Lisa on the details above.

Commemorative event
Other people bereaved by road crashes have kindly held an event as a celebration in memory of a loved one who died (such as a dinner dance featuring their favourite music, or a sports event featuring their favourite sport) so friends and family can commemorate together while also raising funds for Brake and celebrating a loved one's life. Some families do this annually in aid of Brake. We can provide balloons and other materials with the Brake logo for your event. Call Lisa on the details above. You can also use these tips to help organise a successful event.  You can read about two of the many bereaved families who have generously helped Brake in this way by reading Katie's story and Jamie's story.             

Fundraise in memory with JustGiving

Collections   
Other people affected by road crashes hold collections for Brake in their workplace, school or a club, or in local shops. We can provide collection boxes. Call Lisa on the details above.  

Personal and team challenges  
Others take on a personal or team challenge, such as a hill walk or parachute jump in memory of their loved one and in aid of Brake. Browse our fundraising pages for ideas, or call Lisa on the details above to talk about what you want to do.

Making your donation
You can donate online here, or by calling 01484 559909 to pay by card over the phone or send by cheque to PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ. Thank you.

If you donate online and you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the gift aid box. This means Brake can claim an extra 25p for every pound you donate. If you are sending us a cheque by post, we would be extremely grateful if you could spend a moment completing a gift aid form (download here) and pop it in the envelope with your donation. 

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London to Paris cycle ride

London to Paris cycle rideThis is a fantastic once in a lifetime opportunity. Brake is looking for adventurous volunteers to cycle from London to Paris connecting two of the world’s most chic cities on one of the best cycling routes in Europe! Cycling through beautiful English villages and into the stunning countryside of rural France, you’ll pass historical landmarks and famous battlefields from World War 1 until you reach Paris, undoubtedly one of the most magical places on earth. The sense of achievement will be one you’ll cherish forever - an unforgettable experience.  

  • Day 1: Cycle from London through Kent and North Downs to Dover; ferry to Calais
  • Day 2: Quiet winding roads and beautiful old market towns to Abbeville
  • Day 3: Follow River Somme and mainly flat tree-lined roads to Beauvais
  • Day 4: Rural countryside and villages to outskirts of Paris; finish under Eiffel Tower
  • Day 5: Free in Paris; return by Eurostar to London

We ask that you raise a minimum of £1,460 in sponsorship. This covers your costs including ferry to France and return travel to London on Eurostar, accommodation, all meals (excl. dinner on the ferry on day one and lunch and dinner on day five), mechanics, guides and medical support - and also raises over £700 for Brake.

Ready to pedal to Paris? Contact Lisa on 01484 683294 or email fundraise@brake.org.uk for dates, or book online now!

There are trips leaving almost every month - so get in touch - and we'll find a date to suit you!

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Support Brake with a donation today

There are five people killed on UK roads every day. Donate to Brake online now and help us prevent these deaths and help us support people who have been bereaved and injured.

You can make either a one off donation or chose to give a small amount each month helping to give us a predictable income, allowing us to commit to more educational, campaigning and victim support work. 

 Please remember to GiftAid you donation and to include your name and a short message to tell us about your donation.

Other ways to donate

Text: Text ROAD01 and the amount (e.g. ROAD01 £10) to 70070.

By cheque: Post a cheque payable to Brake to PO Box 548, Huddersfield HD1 2XZ (please say who it's from and how it was raised, including your email address). If you're sending a cheque to us, we would be extremely grateful if you could spend a moment completing a gift aid form (download here) and pop it in the envelope with your donation.

Over the phone: Call 01484 559909 to donate by card over the phone or obtain our bank details to pay funds into Brake's account.

Fundraising:Get more information about fundraising for Brake. If you have already fundraised for Brake, please email fundraise@brake.org.uk or call 01484 559909 to arrange paying in funds.

Other ways to support Brake

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Your commitment makes a huge difference!

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You can also read Brake's advice and factsheets on road safety.
If you drive for work, find out how company drivers can work with Brake.