On Friday, 22nd November, BakerLaw LLP organised a Bright Day at their office in Farnham to raise funds for Brake, the national road safety charity. Staff came to work wearing crazily bright clothes and made donations to Brake, supporting the charity's crucial work with families bereaved by road crashes.
The Bright Day for Brake project is run in association with Autoglass®, the UK's leading vehicle glass repair and replacement company, and raises awareness about the two pedestrians and cyclists that are killed and 25 that are seriously injured on roads in the UK every day . The project raises awareness about the need to wear bright clothing during dark winter evenings, and reminds drivers to slow down and watch out for pedestrians and cyclists, particularly around schools.
Rich Andrew, spokesperson at Brake, said: "Brake is extremely grateful to all of the organisations that have run Bright Days during 2013 and raised awareness about road safety. The money donated will be crucial in funding our work with families bereaved by road crashes, supporting people during the worst time of their lives".
Julian Oldfield, Managing Partner of BakerLaw LLP, said: "We are proud to be supporting Road Safety Week and join Brake in calling for action to protect pedestrians and cyclists. At BakerLaw LLP we know from our client's who have suffered road traffic accidents, how devastating the consequences can be and we think it's so important to enable children, families and people of all ages to be able to walk and cycle in their own communities without being endangered."
Brake is an independent road safety charity. Brake exists to stop the five deaths and 63 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 (18-24 November 2013), and a Fleet Safety Forum scheme, providing advice to companies. Brake's support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.
 Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results 2012, Department of Transport, 2013