In an effort to raise awareness for brain injury charity Headway, Jefferies Solicitors of Altrincham, Cheshire, has pledged to contribute Â£5 for every Â£1 donated by its staff.
Online PR News – 08-June-2012 – 06/06/2012 – Last Friday (18 May 2012), was 'Hats for Headway Day' and employees at the Jefferies office wore an array of unusual head gear in recognition of the varying different impacts of brain injuries.
Brain Injury Week
The hat wearing event formed part of the Action for Brain Injury Week, an awareness campaign launched by Headway - the brain injury association. The charity encourages organisations to wear unusual and quirky hats for one day every year to create fun around the fund raising campaign.
Despite the eccentric hat creations the seriousness of brain injuries was not overlooked during the event. Michael Jefferies, Managing Partner from Jefferies says: "Myself and the staff at Jefferies have enjoyed taking part in Hats for Headway, and there has been some stiff competition - with the winner announced as Carole Lawrence! On a daily basis we witness what brain injury sufferers and their families have to go through so it is the least we can do in recognition of the immeasurable work that Headway does."
Brain injuries are triggered for a multitude of reasons. A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is brought about by a severe blow to the head in an assault or car accident, for example. A stroke victim, someone who has had an aneurism or a brain tumour sufferer may also endure an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Because of the scope of causes there is a large and diverse number of people affected, including those caring for brain injury victims. Equally there is a considerable number of effects of a brain injury including cognitive, behavioural and emotional, physical and hormonal.
About Headway - Brain Injury Association
Headway is a registered charity which provides a range of services to help all kinds of brain injury sufferers, from local support groups and national helplines to lobbying parliament for greater statutory resources available in the health care system.
About Jefferies Solicitors Altrincham - UK Wide Brain Injury Solicitors
Jefferies Solicitors, Altrincham, Cheshire provide a UK wide accident and personal injury legal service. They have been established for over 18 years and deal with a range of compensation claims, including head and brain injury claims.