Hampshire road safety charity picks up £660 grant

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A NON-registered charity set up by a Leigh Park resident to keep people safe on the streets of Hampshire has won hundreds of pounds through a Waitrose shopping initiative.

Colin Brown, director of Brain Shock, said he was ‘over the moon’ to receive £660 from the Waterlooville supermarket branch’s green token scheme that allows the community to vote for local causes at the checkout.

The 58-year-old set up Brain Shock which gives up-to-date advice for road users following an accident in 2005 which left him with osteoporosis in his spine.

He explained the cash would help pay for training for himself and another member of his charity to become a road death counsellor.

And it will help commission research into road safety issues.

Mr Brown said: ‘We are delighted with the money, we are over the moon. It will go a long way.

‘We do a lot of work putting together important information to help keep our residents safe on the roads.’

To find out more visit brain-shock.co.uk