In 2013 the Child Brain Injury Trust asked everyone to take action during Action for Brain Injury Week. This was the first time we had promoted Action for Brain Injury Week as a Charity. The results were amazing. We would like to thank everyone who took part in the week last year and made it such a huge success.
During the week we also ran a series of blog posts written by families supported by the Charity. Action for Brain Injury Week is a great chance to raise awareness of brain injury. By sharing families’ personal experiences we aimed to highlight this hidden disability to the world.
Katie was one of the families who shared her experience of brain injury following her daughter’s car accident; her story is still available to read on our website.
What actions did people take in 2013?
- A team from Leigh Day Solicitors took part in a tandem skydive from 10,000ft and managed to raise over £1,500
- The Prospect Accounting team organised a sponsored cycle ride from Lechlade on Thames, following the course of the River Thames and finishing in London. The team covered 150 miles and raised nearly £2,000
- The Charity’s trustee, Andy Caudell challenged himself to two half-iron man triathlons and raised over £600
- We would also like to thank everyone who joined in with coffee mornings, bake sales and raffles throughout the week
Throughout Action for Brain Injury Week 2013 we raised over £8,500 to support childhood acquired brain injury.
Action for Brain Injury Week, 12th – 18th May 2014
This year we are setting you the challenge to beat our fundraising target from 2013, and to spread the word as much as you can. We don’t want anyone to face the life changing effects of brain injury alone. Join us in 2014 and take action.
Visit our events page to find out about the different opportunities available throughout the week. Come along and volunteer, hold your own event or take on a challenge event – the list is endless.