Getting together with family, friends or colleagues is a great way to raise funds for Brake and have fun at the same time, so read on for some great party and occasion ideas.
ABBA/Mamma Mia Night
Design some cool invites, charge an entry fee in aid of Brake, all dress up in 70s gear; put the sing-a-long DVD on and have a great fun night!
In your garden or at your local pub (landlords make a profit from the bar so often agree to this sort of event). Hire a bouncy castle for kids and charge to go on it. Hold a ‘promises’ auction, auctioning services of local people, such as ‘two hours of lawn mowering’, or an ‘hour of ironing’!
Donate a cup
If you meet up with friends for coffee in a cafe or at their house, raise funds on an on-going basis. Put an empty cup in the middle of the table and every one puts a donation in it. This can also act as a memorial to someone you knew who was killed in a crash. If doing this in a pub, it acts as a reminder to never drink drive.
Hold it in your home or your local pub - always a winner! Everyone who sings has to make a donation to Brake!
Kids' clothes swap party
Bring along your old baby, toddler and kids' clothes, and pay £1 for every item you take away with you, while having a good catch up and some light refreshments!
Is there a local choir, band, amateur operatic society or dance group that could put on a concert in aid of Brake? I bet there is!
Easy and cheap to organise, fun to do: everyone comes round your place, brings a topping and makes a donation in return for a pancake! See who can eat and donate the most!
Throw in a few road safety questions, such as stopping distances and charge an entry fee! Hold it in your local pub and advertise it to locals!
Every community has talent! But who is the best? Have a great night listening to your own home-grown groups, and charge an entry fee in aid of Brake.
Black and white ball
Black and white makes a cool zebra crossing, and looks good on you too! Dress up in your posh frocks and tux to raise money for Brake into the bargain by including a promises auction or raffle.