Supporting those bereaved or injured in road crashes, and campaigning for safer roads.
Registered Charity Number: 1093244
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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 70 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 also provides 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 each November (www.roadsafetyweek.org) and provide free community training on different road safety topics including young driver safety.
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.
If you donate to Brake:
£10 enables Brake to provide a free picture book for a young child who has been bereaved in a road crash to help them and their family cope with the terrible loss
£50 enables Brake to operate our helpline for 1 hour, supporting people bereaved and injured by road crashes
£75 pays for 10 nursery schools to receive Brake resources to help them teach life saving road safety messages to children under five
£150 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 for young people in their communities
£450 allows Brake to coordinate a road safety campaign in a local community to help achieve lower speed limits and other life saving measures
£1,000 pays for 100 schools to receive Brake resources to teach life saving road safety lessons to primary age children
£5,000 covers the cost of running the Brake helpline 100 hours
PO Box 548
Phone: 01484 559909
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