It's quick and easy to sign up and for just £5 you will get:

  • A Brake t-shirt
  • A #Brake5 Challenge toolkit to help you take part
  • A #Brake5 Challenge certificate of completion.
How can I do the #Brake5 Challenge? Down arrow icon to open accordion

You can plan any activity you choose around the #Brake5 Challenge theme... all we ask is that you get your friends, family and community to support you by making a donation to Brake.

Why should I base my activity around the number 5? Down arrow icon to open accordion

We ask you to base your challenge on the number 5 to raise awareness of the fact that five people die on UK roads every day.

What activity can I do? Down arrow icon to open accordion

You can run, walk, ride, wheel or swim - cover five miles over the week, or get out and be active for five days during the week.

If an active challenge isn't for you, how about taking on a 5-hour sponsored silence, or bake and sell five cakes?

How much do I need to raise? Down arrow icon to open accordion

Our suggested fundraising target is £55… but can you take on the challenge and reach £555?

If you're fundraising at work, ask colleagues, clients and suppliers to support you - can you reach our top target of £5,555?

Click on the link below to set up your fundraising page for the #Brake5 Challenge and encourage friends, family and your network to sponsor you.

What will my fundraising pay for? Down arrow icon to open accordion

Your donation will support Brake’s vital work campaigning for safe roads for all and supporting road crash victims through our National Road Victim Service.

£55 could help five children bereaved by a road crash, by providing their parents/carers with a children’s picture book and guidance on helping children.

£555 could help 50 families bereaved by road crashes to get a Brake support pack, helping them cope with their feelings and understand complex procedures.

£5,555 could help four road victim families get support for a year from Brake’s National Road Victim Service.

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If you've already registered for Road Safety Week and want to take part in the #Brake5 Challenge, please email our friendly team at fundraise@brake.org.uk and they'll help you sign up

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To find out more, email our friendly fundraising team at fundraise@brake.org.uk

How can I tell other people about the #Brake5 Challenge? Down arrow icon to open accordion

Please share your #Brake5 Challenge JustGiving page with your friends, family, colleagues and on your social media channels to encourage them to donate and support your fundraiser, as well as raising awareness for Road Safety Week. At the bottom of this page there are some images you can use in your posts. Please don't forget to tag us @brakecharity and use #Brake5 #RoadSafetyWeek.

How can I send you my #Brake5 Challenge donations? Down arrow icon to open accordion

Thank you for your support! The easiest way to send us your donations is by using JustGiving. To set up your fundraising page, please click here.

If you'd prefer to send the donations yourself, please complete this form.

For more information, contact our friendly fundraising team at fundraise@brake.org.uk.

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Ross Moorlock

Ross Moorlock, CEO at Brake took on an epic #Brake5 Challenge during Road Safety Week 2023. In seven days, he cycled and ran a total of 555 miles, raising a total of £937 to support Brake and the National Road Victim Service.

In 2010, Ross took on an Ironman triathlon, but was knocked off his bike during training. He took on the #Brake5 Challenge because, “I care an awful lot about Brake and the work Brake delivers and want to raise as much money for Brake as I can, but it's also about me getting back on the bike (literally) and finally drawing a line under the events of 2010 once and for all.”

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James McDonald and Sue Lee

James McDonald and Sue Lee (pictured) cycled 5k each day, for five days during Road Safety Week 2023. Other members of their teams at Morton Michel Insurance arranged bake sales and staff quizzes, and raised a total of £140.

James explained that he took part in the #Brake5 Challenge because “It is a great opportunity to be a part of something that contributes positively to society. Making the roads safer for everyone is a hugely important aspiration and one I am proud to support."

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Todholm Primary School

Todholm Primary School asked pupils to take on an active challenge in November, to raise funds to support road victims. The children were encouraged to travel five miles in any way they could, whether walking, running, cycling, scooting, or skating.

Alongside their fundraising, Todholm Primary School ran Road Safety Week challenges and activities where children could learn about safe travel to school.

They explained that, "We [took] part in the #Brake5 Challenge this Road Safety Week because we want to have safe travel paths to and from school. We want everyone to learn about how to be safe around roads and how to help others do the same."

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Sareen Dhillon (5 mums walking 5 miles)

Sareen Dhillion and her team of mums took on a five mile walk each day for five days for their #Brake5 Challenge, raising £1,470. Between them, these five mums have 11 children, and they explained that some “are driving, some are learning, and some that are pedestrians or passengers in vehicles.”

“We are 5 super busy working mums, none of us are keen walkers – so walking in November when it’s cold after work, for 5 nights of Road Safety Week [was] a massive challenge for us.”

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Stephen Briers

Stephen Briers, Group editor at Fleet News, completed a five mile swim for his #Brake5 Challenge during Road Safety Week 2023. He raised £135 for Brake and the National Road Victim Service.

Stephen said that: "I believe it is essential for this important initiative to be publicised as widely as possible and engage the maximum number of fleet decision-makers so they can take action to improve the safety of their drivers and protect other road users."

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Leigh Ann Johns

Leigh Ann Johns is a Brake volunteer and road crash victim. Her #Brake5 Challenge was to live stream on TikTok for five hours over five days during Road Safety Week. This gave her the opportunity to share her experience of life after a road crash.

Leigh Ann said: “I'm taking part in the #Brake5 Challenge because Brake is a charity extremely close to my heart and there needs to be more awareness of the amazing things they do.”

Leigh Ann's #Brake5 Challenge raised £70, which will help five children bereaved by a road crash by providing their parents/carers with a children’s picture book and guidance on helping children.

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Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams’ #Brake5 Challenge was to take 5 new drivers on Pass Plus Wales courses. The new drivers took on a total of 55 hours of training, and gained experience driving in busy cities, on rural roads, and motorways.

Raymond explained that he undertook this challenge in memory of more than 50 families he supported during his time as a police family liaison officer (FLO). By taking on the #Brake5 Challenge, Raymond raised £110 to support people that have been bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes.

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Nicola Edgar

For their #Brake5 Challenge, Nicola Edgar and her colleagues at Morton Fraser MacRoberts LLP walked five miles through the streets of Edinburgh, raising £85 to support road victims.

Nicola said: “Promoting road safety is important to me, and all the team at Morton Fraser MacRoberts, as we see the devastating consequences of road traffic crashes and the impact they have on so many lives. We are committed to ensuring that every victim receives the justice, care, and support they deserve. We want to support Brake and raise awareness that 5 people die on UK roads every day."

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How your giving helps

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Please share your Brake5 Challenge JustGiving page with your friends, family, colleagues and on your social media channels to encourage them to donate and support your fundraiser, as well as raising awareness for Road Safety Week. You can share these images in your posts. Please don't forget to tag us @brakecharity and use #Brake5 #RoadSafetyWeek.

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All Road Safety Week resources are © Brake, the road safety charity, and must not be edited or adapted in any way unless you have written permission to do so from Brake.

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Road Safety Week 2023 is organised by Brake and sponsored by Arval, DHL and Autoglass. It supports the Department for Transport's Think! campaign. Thank you to all our sponsors, we couldn't do it without you!