You, me and brain injury

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Action for Brain Injury Week 2018

It’s Action for Brain Injury Week and to mark this fantastic seven day awareness raising event, the national brain injury charity, Headway, has launched a campaign called ‘You, me and brain injury’.

It highlights how brain injury can affect people from all walks of life in many different ways. And it shows the various ways family, friends and carers can help those living with a brain injury to adapt, cope with daily life and regain their confidence and as much independence as possible.

Hyphen Law is a proud supporter of Headway and its important work improving the general public’s understanding of all aspects of brain injury.

The UK-wide charity has a network of more than 125 groups and branches throughout the UK providing support, services and information to brain injury survivors and their families and carers. It also provides advice and guidance to clinicians and professionals working in the healthcare sector.

To raise as much money as possible for Headway, the Hyphen Law team will be donning their silliest hats today (Friday 18 May 2018) for Hats for Headway. The idea behind the special day is for everyone taking part to wear a wacky hat in support of those affected by brain injury and to donate at least £1 to the charity.

With Harry and Meghan’s big day in just over 24 hours’ time, the hats will all have a royal theme. The team has also been busy baking and selling cakes and biscuits to raise as much money as possible to ensure that this year’s Action for Brain Injury Week is one of the best yet.

Christine Bunting, director of Hyphen Law, said: “As a law firm that helps and supports individuals who’ve sustained brain injuries and as a result, have issues with their capacity to make important decisions, we are passionate about increasing awareness of the impact of brain injury on people’s lives and raising much-needed funds for Headway.

“Brain injury can affect anyone at any time, regardless of age, gender or lifestyle and can have significant implications for survivors and their families. It can be caused by an injury or accident or through illness such as suffering a stroke, brain haemorrhage or infection.

“Headway has a vital role to play in helping and supporting victims and their families cope with the often devastating effects of brain injury, providing information and support and services, including rehabilitation activities.

“Hats for Headway is a great opportunity to have fun with work colleagues while helping a great cause. To learn more about the charity, you can visit www.headway.org.uk.”