Festive Fundraising

We are supporting Brake 250At Brake we don't wish people a merry Christmas. We understand that the festive time of year isn't always a happy, joyous occasion. In fact, for many Brake supporters, it's a particularly sad time of year because Christmas is spent without loved ones and the pain of their absence is felt all the more keenly. So instead, at Brake, we ask people to "go safely this Christmas" and to remember those no longer with us.

There are many ways you can support Brake over the Christmas period. Would you consider helping us?

Please would you consider donating to our Christmas Appeal - every cent is so important to us and all monies donated go towards our work preventing road death and injury and supporting those bereaved in road crashes.

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Last year there were 295 people killed on our roads. The image above has been designed to help us raise awareness. Please share it with your family and friends. You can download it here.

Are you active on social media? Would you join in our Christmas Star campaign?
Our idea is that people cut out a star and write a message on it to a loved one who is no longer with us, or decorate the star in memory of a loved one. You then display the message in your window or on your Christmas tree, take a photograph of it and post it on your Facebook page. To help us with our Christmas Star campaign and to help us raise much needed funds, please would you post, donate, tag and share.

Make a star
Write a message or decorate it
Display it
Photograph it
Go to www.brake.org.nz/donate to donate and help save lives

Everybody misses loved ones at Christmas - it doesn't just have to be road crash victims. Ask others to share the message, create their own star and donate too. You can either make your own star, or download our template star here.

Let's remember our loved ones this Christmas and have their star on view, and constantly in our thoughts, throughout this festive season.

Christmas celebrations are a great time of year to fundraise. How about a having a Christmas t-shirt day, a raffle or a bake sale? Click here to find some festive fundraising ideas for your office.

People and companies often choose not to send Christmas cards and instead donate the money they would have spent to charity. If you would consider doing this for Brake, we have prepared a number of colourful images for you to use to explain to people why your card hasn't arrived!

Just click and download the image below and feel free to share it/email it round instead.

I'm donating to Brake instead of sending Christmas Cards
We're donating to Brake instead of sending Christmas Cards

To donate your Christmas card money, please go to www.brake.org.nz/donate, make a donation and let us know what it was for.

If you are supporting Brake in other ways, please tell people about it. It's all great awareness raising for the charity. Download your "supporting Brake" images here.

I'm supporting Brake this Christmas
We're supporting Brake this Christmas

Please go safely this Christmas and thank you so much for your support.
With best wishes from everyone at Brake.

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