About Brake

Brake is a road safety charity and we exist for a simple reason - because every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is killed in a road crash.

We believe that the misery of road deaths and injuries, and the pollution of our planet by vehicles, is a shameful epidemic that must end. Brake works tirelessly to stop the carnage and support the victims.

Learn more a www.brake.org.uk

How you can help

As a small national charity, with little government funding, Brake relies heavily on donations to help us fund our work.

Would you consider donating £2.00 a month to help us prevent future road death and injury and offer support to those bereaved and injured in road crashes? For the price of a cup of coffee a week, you could help us save lives!

Click here to donate.


Read how other bereaved families have supported us: Katie’s story and Jamie’s story.

Brake Helpline

The Brake helpline can be reached on 0808 8000 401 or by emailing helpline@brake.org.uk. The helpline is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday (opening times can occasionally vary due to staff training.) The helpline is for anyone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash or their carers, whether the crash happened recently or a long time ago. It is also for professionals, such as police officers or health workers, who need information about how to help people affected by a crash. Our helpline officers are paid professionals, experienced in supporting people who have suffered a dreadful experience.

Online Support Guides

Brake produces a range of guides for people bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash. If you have been bereaved then the police are required to give you printed copies of Brake guides for adults and children. If you have not received these, call our helpline on 0800 8000 401 for free copies.

Funeral Donations?

Asking friends and family to make a donation in lieu of flowers at a funeral service is a lovely way to celebrate the life of a loved one. We have collection envelopes which are able to be used at funeral services. You can order these today by emailing us here.

Fundraise for Brake

Could you help Brake save lives and support bereaved and injured families? Whether you want to run a marathon or bake a cake, there are lots of options to choose from and fundraising can be great fun!

Adrenalin Events
Have you ever thought of parachuting, bungee jumping or abseilling? Why not cycle from London to Brighton or from coast to coast? How about joining us on a charity trek or run?

Fundraising Fun
How about organising a big party in memory of your loved one? It’s the lovely way to get together and share memories. Why not bake cakes and sell them to friends, family or work? Could you organise a charity quiz or music night?


If you want to talk to a member of the Brake team about fundraising, or Brake charity collection boxes, please contact Lisa here or on 01484 683294.