Headway Bristol mark Brain Injury Week 2012

Friday, 11 May 2012

Headway Bristol is based at Frenchay Hospital to provide support and services to brain injury survivors, their families, friends and carers.

From May 14 to May 18 to mark Brain Injury Week 2012 Headway Bristol will be holding a range of events to raise awareness of the vital work that we do in supporting brain injury survivors and their families in the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and North East Somerset. 

On Tuesday May 15 users of Headway Bristol’s services will be raising funds for the charity with a table top sale held at the Headway day centre at Frenchay Hospital.  The sale will run from 11am to 2pm. 

On Wednesday May 16 the Headway Bristol information stand will be at the Redwood Restaurant at Frenchay Hospital between 11am to 2pm to meet staff and volunteers. 

On Thursday May 17 Headway will hold a special balloon launch on Frenchay Common at 11am to highlight the work of carers of people with brain injuries.

Those who wish to take part can buy a balloon for a minimum donation of £2, attaching a special message of thanks to carers. 

On May 18 Action for Brain Injury Week culminates in Hats4Headway and the charity hopes people across the city will raise money for Headway by donating £1 to wear their hat to school, college, nursery or workplace.

About Headway Bristol

It is estimated that across the UK there are well over 500,000 people living with permanent disabilities as a result of a head injury. 

Headway Bristol is a local charity based at Frenchay Hospital.  We provide support and services to brain injury survivors, their families, friends and carers in the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and North East Somerset.

Brain injury can be caused by a variety of different means; head injury (caused by an assault, a sports injury or road traffic accident for example) or a brain haemorrhage, a stroke, a brain tumour or a disease such as meningitis.

The effects of a brain injury are devastating both for the brain injury survivor and for their loved ones.  After a brain injury there are both physical and psychological changes; physical disabilities, thinking and learning difficulties, memory loss, changes in behaviour and personality.

Headway Bristol ensures that when someone’s life is turned upside down by a brain injury they get the support and help they need by providing a wide range of services to help both the brain injury survivor and their loved ones

For more information about Headway contact 0117 3403771 or email .

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Date of release May 11 2012