Backing Brake's campaign for Justice and Support for road crash victims

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Digby Brown has presented Road Safety charity Brake with a cheque for £6,000 and backed its ongoing work to reduce road crashes and support families bereaved and seriously injured on roads in Scotland.

We are supporting Brake’s Justice and Support campaign, which seeks to improve the support given to families affected by road crashes and reform the charges and penalties for driving offences.

Brake were Digby Brown’s ‘Charity of the Year’  in 2011 with staff from across our offices in Scotland involved in fund-raising activities from ‘dress-down days’ and cake sales to sky dives.  Digby Brown is a corporate partner of Brake, in Scotland, and sponsors the Brake helpline which offers emotional support and practical advice and advocacy to people affected by road death and serious injury.

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Fraser Simpson, Partner at Digby Brown presenting cheque to Brake, road safety charity

(l to r) Gillian McCarron and Lynne McComish from Digby Brown, Brake representative Leigh Payne and Fraser Simpson, Digby Brown Partner, at this morning's event - Digby Brown staff raised £6,000 to support Brake's work.

Speaking at today’s event, Fraser Simpson, Partner and head of the Digby Brown’s Union department, said;

At Digby Brown, we regard it as part of our job to help the people affected by road crashes that we represent access the best and widest support.  Brake provides invaluable advice and assistance to those bereaved or seriously injured on Scotland’s roads and we are proud to offer our continued support for their work.

“As specialist personal injury lawyers, we see the consequences of the needless carnage on Scotland’s roads.  Digby Brown share Brake’s belief that more needs to be done to improve support for victims of road crashes and ensure penalties for driving offences are tough enough to protect the public by deterring dangerous and law-breaking driving.”

Sarah Fatica, general manager, at Brake said: “Digby Brown’s commitment to supporting Brake, and families affected by road death and injured, is hugely appreciated. We’re delighted to be working with such a forward-thinking firm determined to raise awareness of road crashes, and campaign for better services, and justice, for road crash victims."

Further information about Brake

Brake is an independent road safety charity. Brake exists to stop the five deaths and 66 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day and to care for families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes. Brake runs awareness-raising campaigns, community education programmes, events such as Road Safety Week, and a Fleet Safety Forum, providing advice to companies.  Brake's support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.

Digby Brown is the sole sponsor of the Brake helpline number in Scotland. The helpline is for anyone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash or their carers, whether the crash happened recently or a long time ago.

The Brake helpline can be reached by calling 0808 8000 401 or by emailing helpline@brake.org.uk

Brake’s Justice and Support Campaign is sponsored in England and Wales by Leigh Day & Co.