Our main aim during Action for Brain Injury Week was to raise awareness of childhood acquired brain injury; many people are unaware that an accident or illness during childhood can go on to have long lasting consequences as it affects a child’s brain development.

We used Action for Brain Injury Week as an opportunity to highlight some of the experiences families have faced following childhood brain injury. Their stories gave a touching and enlightening picture of what they have faced and how they have overcome many obstacles. However, above all their stories demonstrate strength and resilience at a time in their lives when they are at their most vulnerable. Their strength drives us on to ensure that more families have access to information and the vital support when they need it to help them cope with childhood brain injury.

We also highlighted the magnificent support both families and our corporate supporters like JMW solicitors have given us. Without their support we would struggle to meet the demand for our services on a daily basis. We are indebted to them for their efforts especially in these difficult times.

Each year there are many thousands of families who face a new life, one they did not ask for or deserve and it falls to charity’s like ours to provide support through our Helpline, our direct support programme and through the awareness raising we do about the long term consequences of childhood brain injury and the affect it can have on the whole family.

Action for Brain Injury Week does not stop for us on the 19th May, it continues week after week. We are committed to our cause and want to see every family affected by childhood brain injury receive the support they need when they need it.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our campaign, especially Laurie, Melissa, Megan, Jamie, Conor, Leigh Day and to the team at JMW Solicitors.

Lisa Turan
Chief Executive Officer