Sometimes taking part in, or organising, a specific fundraising event in memory of a loved one can be a very positive way to honour their memory.
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences anyone has to face. Supporting a cause close to your heart can offer great comfort and be a loving tribute to your loved one. It can help you keep busy during the dark hours, giving you something to focus on. It also, of course, provides Brake with the much needed funds to carry on our work to prevent other families from going through similar heartache and grief, and to provide support to those who have been bereaved.
During 2017 we're asking people to fundraise for Brake in memory of those forever in our hearts #doingitforthem.
Will you help us?
There are lots of ways to fundraise for Brake, below are just a few ideas to get you started.
Getting together is a lovely way to keep in touch and to share stories and memories. You could:
- organise a get-together with family and friends as a party or band night.
- hold a coffee morning or bake sale at your house one Saturday morning and invite people round for coffee, cake and a chat.
Are you interested in a challenge? Then why not sign up for one of these activities:
- Take part in Brake's Virtual Run in Road Safety Week, and get family and friends to join in too.
- Do a charity cycle ride.
- Try something you've never done before, or that your loved one always wanted to do, like a skydive or bungee jump.
Visit our fundraising page for other ideas.
We're here to help too. If you've got an idea, why not give us a call and we can talk about ways we can bring that idea to fruition.
Grief brings all kinds of emotions. We provide free support resources to people bereaved in road crashes. You can read our online coping with grief guide, or find out about ordering copies of our books for adults and children here.