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We frequently organise a range of events for you and your families to come along to. We want everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy new activities, relax, meet new people and maybe even make new friends too!

We have listed below, all our upcoming family events happening all over the country. If you and your family are interested in coming along, just get in touch.

Upcoming Events

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Welly Walk

Venue: Riverside Rooms, Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED
Date: Sunday 23rd October

Time: 12.00pm 
Price: This is a free event but we ask each family to aim to raise a minimum of £25
To Book: please call 0131 475 2598 or
email clairemurray@cbituk.org with the subject ‘Welly Walk’
RSVP by:

Pull on your wellies. raise your umbrella and get ready to splash the cash! Join us on a 2 mile long sponsored walk to raise vital funds for our work with the Scottish families.

We’d like to thank J S Parker and Neural Pathways for Sponsoring the event.

Elfie’s Magical Adventure

Date: Sunday 4th December 
Time: Meeting at 1:30pm
Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
Price: Free!
To Book: please contact Beth Strachan on 07885200775 or email bethstrachan@cbituk.org

We are planning a trip to the pantomime and would love you to join us to experience a truly magical story with real Christmas feel-good factor.

The event is kindly sponsored by Digby Brown Solicitors

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Family Event

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Venue: Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wakefield WF4 4LG
Date: Saturday 14 May 2016

Time: 10am to 3pm

Price: Free!
To Book: Contact emilyhoney@cbituk.org or call 01869 341075 and ask for Emily Honey or Polly Krabbe

Free interactive sculpture building workshops for all of the family and the opportunity to meet others who have a shared experience and understanding of acquired brain injury. There will be two workshops throughout the day (10:30am-12pm or 1.00pm-2.30pm.) All family members welcome to attend the sculpture building. This event includes access to the park and free parking. Further details will be provided after booking. to book your place!

This event is kindly sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.

Past Events

Information Session

Venue: Lydiate Village Centre, Lambshear Lane, Lydiate, L31 2LA
Date: Tuesday 17th May

Rebecca Ashton, Educational Psychologist and Neuropsychologist will provide an overview on: “Understanding the Educational and Neuropsychological Assessments”. The event ends at 1pm with a buffet lunch and an opportunity to ask questions, browse information stands and speak with other professionals.

Twilight Session

Venue: Digby Brown Solicitors, Causewayside House,190 Causewayside, EH9 1PR
Date: Thursday 19th May

This free learning event is an opportunity to hear more about concussion and childhood acquired brain injury from the experts. Jo Phillips, Clinical Psychologist will be describing the long term impact of childhood brain injury and Dr James Robson, Chief Medical Officer for the Scottish International Rugby team will tell us more about recognising concussion in sport.

We’d like to thank Digby Brown Solicitors for hosting the event and for providing drinks and nibbles.

Family Arts and Crafts Event

Venue: Unit 7, Mckibbin House, Northern Ireland,
Date: Saturday 23 April 2016

As part of Action for Brain Injury Week in May we hosted an afternoon of pizza and movies with arts and crafts at our office in Carryduff.

Scottish Siblings Session

Venue: Norton Park Conference Centre, Edinburgh
Date: April 2016

With support from Case Management Services (CMS), we held an informative and fun afternoon for children whose brother or sister has sustained an acquired brain injury. This session provided children with information on acquired brain injury, insight into what has happened to their sibling and the chance to meet other children in a similar situation.

Drop in Session

Venue: Wheatley Children’s Centre, Doncaster
Date: April 2015

Support group for parents and carers of children and young people who have sustained an acquired brain injury that provided a chance to meet other local families, held by Sarah Knada.

Scottish Family Day – Climbing Centre

Venue: Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (Sense) 
Date: April 2016

A free, fun filled day for all the family to enjoy with our Scottish Project. Children aged 8 years and older enjoyed a climbing session in the world’s largest indoor climbing arena, younger children took part in a science workshop and parents and carers enjoyed a relaxing pamper session of massage or reflexology.

Coffee Morning

Venue: Wheatley Children’s Centre, Doncaster
Date: December 2015

Sheffield Children’s Hospital Acquired Brain Injury Team invited parents and carers of children and young people who have sustained an acquired brain injury to a Coffee Morning to find out about local services, fatigue and behaviour management and get advice from members of the Acquired Brain Injury Team.

YABIF Annual General Meeting

Venue: Stewarts Law, Leeds
Date: December 2015

Yorkshire Acquired Brain Injury Forum (YABIF) AGM on ‘Changes in Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provisions and how this affects ABI children and young people’. The speakers were Rebecca Ashton an Educational and Child Neurological Psychologist, Sarah Knada of the Child Brain Injury Trust and Barnardo’s Independent Support Service in Bradford.

Family Day

Venue: Hampton Resource Centre (Sense) 
Date: February 2015

A fantastic valentines themed family day in conjunction with Sense and Contact a Family, full of activities, including: a theatre performance by Magical Quests, a sensory room, arts and crafts, hand massages, drumming and lots more!

Climbing Centre Family Day

Venue: Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
Date: March 2015

A fun day of climbing and exciting science workshops for children whilst their parents enjoyed a pamper session of massage or reflexology. We also showcased the training we offer schools by demonstrating some of our ‘Mind Boggle’ exercises. The day was kindly supported by Digby Brown Solicitors and the Edinburgh Airport Community Fund.

Treasure Island Panto

Venue: Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
Date: January 2015

A fun day out to beat the post-festive boredom with a trip to one of Glasgow’s finest pantomimes! Pirate themed goody bags courtesy of sponsors Digby Brown Solicitors made this day even more of a treat.

If you would like to join us on an event or to find out more information, please contact your nearest office.

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