Joanne Briggs

  This year's Tony Blount Foundation Charity Event, is definitely going to be special. This year, we have a lovely lady called Joanne (pictured above) from Hull, who is running the Jayne Tomlinson half marathon on June 10th at 9.00am especially for The Tony Blount Foundation, and we couldn't be more proud! All money raised will be going to the road safety charity, Brake, who work tirelessly helping victims of road death and serious injury.

To sponsor Joanne for the Half Marathon, please click on her picture above, and you will be redirected to her personal Facebook page. Please help if you can! 

 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 a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.

 For answers to frequently asked questions about Brake, click here.


 The effect of a death or life-changing injury in a road crash can be compared to a pebble landing in water. The ripples spread out far, affecting many people.

Road crashes are violent, sudden, and often end and devastate lives far too prematurely. Road crash victims are often young, devastating parents and siblings. Road crash victims are also parents, leaving children without carers.

The traumatic grief suffered by people bereaved by road crashes can be overwhelming and, in some instances, lead to long-term, negative outcomes, for example conditions such as serious depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

As well as traumatic grief, a death on the road can cause serious financial hardship because someone who earns money for the family has died. The death can irrevocably alter a family's future in many ways.

Emergency and hospital treatment of road crash victims saves many lives in many countries. However, in some countries, there is inadequate access to emergency services to reach seriously injured victims quickly or even at all, and inadequate medical care, reducing chances of survival.

Advice for bereaved victims

Coping with griefBrake publishes a guide to help people bereaved in road crashes. This guide has been prepared with help from professionals specialising in supporting people bereaved by traumatic grief, and has been used by thousands of people. Read Coping with Grief >



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