Community and fundraising activities 2016

Here are just a sample of the amazing community activities that took place during Road Safety Week 2016! Thank you to everyone who joined in, whether as a fundraiser or as a cheerer-onner, raising funds to support Brake's life-saving work.

Claire Smart, ‘Doing it for Dan’ Virtual Run – Swindon

DoingitforDanClaire Smart organised the ‘Doing it for Dan’ Virtual Run for the second Road Safety Week in a row. The event is held in memory of 11 year-old Daniel Climance, who was tragically killed in June 2015 while out on his bike with his dad and brother.

The event involves participants running or walking anywhere in the world in memory of Dan, giving a donation of £10 per adult and £5 for children. Participants could do it on their own, with friends, with a buggy, or as part of their own organised event or sport club.

This year’s event raised a fantastic £1,540.63, which will be split between Brake and the newly formed ‘Doing it for Dan’ charity. The charity was set up by Dan's family to raise money to help local children and young adults participate in sport through grants for individuals and organisations.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc – Shrewsbury

Jacobs in Shrewsbury created a hub at their offices where people could read about the Pledge, through posters and leaflets and a place to chat about the six Pledge points. There was also an opportunity to take selfies using some of the Brake selfie boards.

Jacobs also held a small fundraising event, where staff members completed a number of basic car maintenance checks for their colleagues at the office in return for a small donation.

Brake Bucket collections – West Yorkshire

On the Tuesday and Thursday of Road Safety Week, Brake staff members were at Leeds and Huddersfield train stations, with mascot Zak the Zebra, to collect money and raise awareness for the Week.

Many people stopped to donate, take selfies, chat about the charity and get more information on the Pledge. The combined total for both collections was just under £300.