With only your phone and laptop to help you, can you raise enough money to secure your freedom?

Here's how it works:

  1. You can take part in the Brake Escape on your own or in a team.
  2. All participants agree to be ‘locked in’ and must raise funds for Brake to be released.
  3. Using only a phone or laptop, ask friends, family, colleagues and social media followers to donate and set you free.

And here's some top tips:

  • Get all escapees locked in together – ideally somewhere visible.
  • Set a fundraising target for each escapee.
  • Make it a competition, with prizes for who can raise the most, escape the fastest, etc.
  • Provide plenty of drinks and snacks – this is fun fundraising!
  • Invite senior management, celebrities, or local dignitaries to take part.
  • Ask local media to cover your escape.

We've given you everyhting you need to prepare for your Brake Escape. Click on the links below to download an overview and communications toolkit, and images to share on participants' social media and organisations' social media.

For more information and to plan your own Brake Escape fundraising event, email fundraise@brake.org.uk.


Download the overview and toolkit


Share these on participants' social media

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Let your LinkedIn and Twitter followers know about your Brake Escape
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Let your Instagram followers know you're taking part
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Almost at your fundraising target? Let Twitter and LinkedIn know!
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Almost reached your target? Let your Instagram followers know
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You did it! Let your LinkedIn and Twitter connections know
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You did it! Thank your Instagram followers
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Use this on Teams or Zoom calls to let people know you're taking part
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Use this in your email signature to let people know you're taking part

Shout out on your organisation's social media

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Share this on Twitter and LinkedIn
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Let your Instagram followers know you're taking part
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Success! You completed the Brake Escape. Let everyone on Twitter and LinkedIn know
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Let your Instagram followers know everyone escaped
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Share this on Instagram stories when your escapees are free