Brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean both losing the life you once lived and the person you once were.
We all think ‘it will never happen to me’, but every year around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds.
A brain injury can happen to anyone, at any time. When it does, Headway is there to help.
Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services, including:
•An emergency fund to assist people in dealing with the financial implications in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury
•A Brain Injury Identity Card to help in everyday situations and if you come into contact with the criminal justice system
•Headway Acute Trauma Support (HATS) nurses to support families whose loved ones are in the acute stage of care following brain injury
The focus for this year is the devastating impact of memory loss. Here at vivacity, we are raising awareness and helping to improve life after brain injury by wearing a ‘wacky’ hat for #HatsForHeadway and making a small donation of £2. Check out our hat selfie collage below!
One-Off Donation/Regular Donation: https://www.headway.org.uk/donate/