Many of Brake's supporters have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash. Together we are stronger and can more effectively shout out about the need for road safety and the devastating consequences of crashes.
The most immediate way you can help is by fundraising for the charity, to help us support more people bereaved and injured in road crashes in the future and continue our campaigns for road safety. Organising a fundraising event in your community is also a great way to raise awareness of the cause and the importance of road safety. Some bereaved families organise events such as a football match or a special day in memory of their loved one. Read Jamie's story and Katie's story to find out about about two families who have done this, and for lots more fundraising ideas, go to our fundraising pages.
Help the public understand better the terrible tragedies caused by dangerous use of roads by adding your story to our memories pages.
Help prevent future tragedies is by helping Brake to campaign in government by emailing your MP and government ministers. Go to our campaign pages.
If you have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash, or it happened to a member of your family, then you have a powerful story to tell. If you want to share your experience with others to help prevent more tragedies, and have experience of talking to groups of people, Brake can train you to lead workshops on road safety and tell your story in schools, companies and other group settings through our 2young2die campaign (warning young people about the dangers of driving) and our Pledge2DriveSafely campaign (aimed at all drivers, particularly company drivers). We recommend that you don't consider this kind of volunteer work until at least two years since your crash happened. Follow these links to find out more about 2young2die training and Pledge2DriveSafely training.
If you need to access Brake's support services for road crash victims, browse the menu under the Victim help button in the main menu of this site or call our helpline on 0845 603 8570.