Supporting Charities

From the very beginning, we decided a key part of our business model was to ensure that we utilise profits that our business makes to help as many good causes as possible.

With this in mind, we pledge to donate to charity and support projects that are designed to help communities within the UK.

It's all thanks to you

We are only able to provide the help & support to good causes because of our customers.

Every luxury car that is listed privately and, every dealer that advertises their prestige cars and supercars on our unique platform helps us to continue to supprt charities and beneficial projects.

We are always open to suggestions on how else we can look to support communities. If you would like to get involved or offer any input please contact us.

Positive Action

We aim to ensure that all the support we provide has a proven benefit to local and wider communities and is used effectively.

Supporting Charity at Prestige Motor Warehouse

What we have spent money on

We currently are committed to supporting the following charities. This means that we will provide a portion of our profits from our services;

Brake - The Road Safety Charity

Brake - The road safety charity

Every day in the UK 5 people are killed on our roads, and more than 60 people are seriously injured, and each death and serious injury leaves behind a family in mourning and a community devastated. Brake works to stop these entirely avoidable tragedies, whilst continuing to support people left bereaved and injured.

Brake’s vision is a world that has zero road deaths and injuries, where people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair.

Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is killed in a road crash, and Brake works to stop road deaths and injuries through its safer roads campaigning; support for those bereaved or injured in road crashes; and raising public awareness for sustainable transport.

Brake support the victims of road crashes

Brake support bereaved and seriously injured people through their accredited Helpline support services, and provision of a suite of acclaimed literature.

The Brake support team understands that every road crash is different, every caller is an individual and each set of circumstances is uniquely painful, and they tailor their support according to individual needs. The Helpline provides information, advocacy, emotional support and a listening ear to support UK residents in the following circumstances:

  • someone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash
  • a carer for someone bereaved or seriously injured in a crash
  • a professional, such as a police officer, teacher or health worker, wanting advice about how to help people affected by a crash

It is imperative that Brake provide such detailed, ongoing and consistent support; in such incredibly traumatic circumstances, and as such are continuing to grow and develop the Helpline service provision year on year.

Brake are also the UK’s Government funded provider of support literature following a death on the road, the guides are used by every police force in the UK. They also work with and train professionals such as police Family Liaison Officers to work compassionately with families bereaved and injured on the road.

Around 1 in 3 crashes involve at-work-drivers.

Brake helps professionals and fleets to promote road safety through the Brake Professional membership scheme. The scheme provides advice, training and resources to organisations in improving the safety of their at work drivers.

Brake have been working with fleet and road safety professionals for almost 20 years, and through the Brake Professional scheme, more than 1,200 fleet operators and suppliers support Brake in sharing best practice and advice amongst industry.

Brake campaign for safer roads.

Brake is a respected, evidence-led road safety charity, renowned for punching above its weight to deliver successful, national campaigns to help generate and shape debates at government level on road safety issues and often result in changes in legislation.

Recent campaign successes include:

  • The Ministry of Justice announcing long-awaited plans to increase maximum sentences for drivers who cause death by speeding, racing, or using a mobile phone.
  • Scottish MSP Mark Ruskell putting forward members bill to make 20mph the default speed limit in urban and residential areas.
  • The introduction of new sentencing guidelines allowing magistrates to fine speeding drivers up to 150% of their weekly income.

Brake work with local communities to make their roads safer for all

Brake actively engages communities across the UK to make our roads safer for all. Though initiatives like Brake’s Kids Walk for primary schools and Beep Beep Days for earlier year childcare providers, they ensure that children are given an opportunity to gain knowledge about road safety and understand the benefits of walking and cycling.

In 2017 Brake engaged over 60,000 primary school pupils and continue to grow and develop are national community partnerships.

Road Safety Week is Brake’s national flagship annual event taking place each November, and works in partnership with campaigners, community groups, road safety professionals, companies and schools.

Each year Road Safety Week has a specific theme, in 2017 they recognised the dangers of speeding on our roads, and engaged with 7,800 schools, organisations and community groups, reached over 1.2m social media views during the week, achieved 40 pieces of national press coverage and over 800 articles published in the press and online.

Road safety affects everyone. It affects whether children can go to the park or walk to school, elderly people can get to the shops, people can take up cycling to get to work or get fit, and families feel safe to get around their neighbourhoods. And for some people, it changes everything. Road crashes and casualties end lives too soon, rip families apart, leave communities reeling in shock and victims feeling alone and without hope.

Brake is committed to a vision of a world that has zero road deaths and injuries, where people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair.

For more information about Brake visit www.brake.org.uk.

Brake Registered Charity Number: 1093244

RoadPeace

RoadPeace Charity

RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims and has been helping families cope with the aftermath of road death and injury since 1992. Every year:

  • 1.24 million people are killed globally
  • Between 20 and 50 million more suffer non-fatal injuries on the world’s roads
  • In Britain, 1710 people were reported killed in crashes in 2017

This means that every single day in the UK five people are killed and many more suffer life-changing injury in crashes.

RoadPeace's services provide a lifeline to families at a time of crisis and they include:

  • Providing emotional support for road crash victims through a national helpline, befriender network, local support groups, resilience building programme and remembrance activities
  • Producing information guides on post-crash investigation and legal procedures to help families navigate the justice system
  • Undertaking casework for bereaved families and the seriously injured
  • Policy and campaigning work for better justice and safer streets for all, informed by the experiences of victims

Roadpeace's services make a huge difference to families in crisis. People who use their services say:

"I lost a huge part of my life when my only son was killed in a car crash. I had no one I could talk to about what I was going through. RoadPeace was the only organisation that listened to me. Thank you for helping me to cope and deal with life after death."(Bereaved mother)

"I don’t know where I would be if RoadPeace was not there to support me through this"(Bereaved mother)

Road deaths are not normal deaths. They are sudden and unnatural and families rarely have a chance to say goodbye. At RoadPeace we understand the importance of remembering family and friends who have died in crashes and they encourage remembrance in a number of different ways including on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Coordinated by RoadPeace, this global day of remembrance takes place every year on the third Sunday of November and brings families and friends together in support and solidarity to remember loved one and highlight the unacceptable toll of road death and injury.

For more information about RoadPeace visit www.roadpeace.org.

roadPeace Registered charity Number 1087192.

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