Almost 100 people attended our annual family day out BBQ at Blair Drummond Safari Park this year. This is fast becoming the highlight of our year here at the Child Brain Injury Trust’s Scottish project; a day that families look forward to as it means meeting up with old friends and making new ones, and having a fun and relaxing day out.

These days are so important to those we support since a family coping with a brain injury may also be faced with financial difficulties and with the ignorance of the general public who may not understand the behaviour of a child with a brain injury.

We couldn’t offer these days without the support of Digby Brown and we are extremely grateful to them for it. This year we also had some fabulous – and very popular! – balloons to give away in addition to the usual BBQ lunch. Our youth group leader, Jim, had organised a circus skills workshop which proved to be a great success. And the weather was good to us once again. All in all another great day!

Feedback we received included:
•Thank you for a fantastic day at the safari park, the kids had a ball and all now want to join the circus lol xxx
•Had a fab day at the safari park on Friday. Thanks to CBIT and Digby Brown for pulling it all together. Kids loved their circus training and food and balloon, not to mention seeing all the animals. Xx
•A very hospitable gathering with other people in less adverse circumstances willing to lend an ear and offering support. Lovely food in a carefree environment. Refreshingly different! THANKS!
•First time coming along to BBQ. Kids have had a fantastic time, was good to meet with Jim also to get information. Didn’t expect so much and all free! Amazing. Thank you.
•Fun day. I love the balloons as always and is always a good day.

Families coping after a child has a brain injury may self refer to receive our support, simply call our helpline on 0303 303 2248. You can also join the other families we support around the UK on our Facebook page. If you are interested in fundraising for the Scottish project, please contact us.