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.


Stopping the carnage, supporting the victims

Every day, 5 UK police officers have to break the news to 5 UK families, that their loved one has been killed in a road crash. A further 100 families, every day, learn that their loved one has been seriously injured, with many suffering brain damage, paralysis or limb loss.

Brake is a national charity dedicated to preventing these road deaths and injuries from happening and providing support for people bereaved or injured further to road crashes. Our work includes educating different road users – from children and their parents, to young people learning to drive, to professional drivers – through resources, training and events.

We co-ordinate national Road Safety Week in November (www.roadsafetyweek.org) and provide free training on different road safety topics, including fleet safety and young driver safety, through our Road Safety Academy.

Our support division is the national provider of support for road crash victims – helping families whose lives have been devastated by a sudden death or serious injury. It offers emotional support and practical information through a helpline and through support literature that is handed out by police following every fatal road crash in the UK.

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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.