Digby Brown support for Brake - the road safety charity

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Fraser Simpson, Digby Brown Partner and Head of the Union Department, writes about the firm’s support for Brake, the road safety charity.  In addition to his legal commitments, Fraser volunteers as a media spokesperson for Brake.

Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is killed in a road crash. This is the reason Brake, the road safety charity, exists and campaigns to stop this needless carnage and support the victims of road crashes.

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As a firm, we have worked alongside Brake for a number of years and recently committed to being a Corporate Sponsor of Brake during the upcoming year and to continue as the sole sponsor of the Brake helpline number in Scotland.

The Brake helpline is for anyone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash, or their carers, whether this occurred recently or some time ago. 

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

In the coming year, Brake plan to increase the capacity of the helpline, work with police and other agencies to publicise the helpline and continually develop the level of support the helpline can provide.

In 2011, Brake was Digby Brown’s Charity of the Year. Staff from throughout the firm took part in a wide range of activities from cake sales to sky dives.  As a result, I recently presented a cheque for £6,000 to Brake representative Leigh Payne at an event in our Glasgow office. 

At that event, I talked about our support for Brake’s Justice and Support campaign, which aims to improve the support available to families affected by road crashes and reform the charges for dangerous and law-breaking driving.  

At Digby Brown, we’ve represented thousands of people affected by road crashes and share Brake’s determination to help victims of road crashes in any way we can and reduce the needless carnage on our roads.  We’re looking forward to working alongside Brake during the upcoming year and beyond.

Fraser Simpson

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