Many 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.