In an effort to raise awareness for brain injury charity Headway, Jefferies Solicitors of Altrincham, Cheshire, has pledged to contribute £5 for every £1 donated by its staff.
Last Friday (18 May 2012), was ‘Hats for Headway Day’ and employees at the Jefferies office wore an array of unusual headgear in recognition of the varying different impacts of brain injuries.
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 fundraising 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 aneurysm or a brain tumour sufferer may also endure an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Because of the scope of causes, a large and diverse number of people are 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.
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.
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.
Press enquiries should be made to ‘The Press Team’ at Jefferies Solicitors on 0161 908 5100.
If you feel that you have cause to make an accident claim for compensation, please contact our team of Jefferies no win, no fee solicitors, on our national accident helpline above or fill out our quick online enquiry form so that one of our team can advise on your prospects of claiming for your injuries following an accident.
Your call will be treated in the strictest of confidence by our team of highly experienced solicitors.
Published on 24th May 2012.