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 at www.brake.org.uk

Supporting Brake
Brake rely heavily on fundraisers to help us with our life-saving work.
Please would you consider helping us?

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Supporting Brake

Brake are looking for 65 people to parachute for Brake.

If you would like to fundraise for Brake or to find out more, please contact Lisa on 01484 683294 or email lkendall@brake.org.uk


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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Or donate via text. Just text 70070 with the code ROAD01 and the amount you want to donate (e.g. send a message that says ROAD01 £10)

enables Brake to provide a free picture book for a young child who has been bereaved in a road crash to help them cope

enables Brake to operate our helpline for 1 hour, supporting people bereaved and injured by road crashes

pays for 10 nursery schools to receive Brake resources to help them teach life saving road safety messages to children under five.

enables Brake to run a training course for up to 20 volunteers to equip them to save the lives of teenagers by running road safety workshops

We can't do it without you

As a small national charity with little government funding, Brake relies heavily on donations. Hear about two of the many bereaved families who have generously helped Brake by reading Katie's story and Jamie's story.