This is a post aimed especially at all my Irish readers. I want to make you aware of a (yummy!) fund raising event coming up next week. Did you know that it is Brain Awareness Week next week? Did you know that approximately 13,000 people acquire a head injury in Ireland each year?
Established in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides community based neuro-rehabilitation services to those who have acquired a brain injury. The organisation helps rebuild lives that have been shattered by the trauma of brain injury, through placing a critical emphasis on client-centeredness, quality, effectiveness and value for money. Rehabilitation and clinical support are key aspects to the service. Approximately 13,000 people suffer from a head injury in Ireland each year and face a dramatically altered life thereafter. People with acquired brain injury (ABI) progress at different rates, and may need to access services at different points in time as their needs change. Within each stage of rehabilitation a range of different service providers is involved, which must be coordinated.
“A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere,” said Barbara O’Connell, CEO of ABI Ireland. “Whether you fall victim to an unprovoked assault or road traffic accident, suffer a blow to the head on the football pitch, or simply trip in your high heels on a night out, a brain injury is devastating and life-changing. We provide a personalised neuro-rehabilitation service to help those who acquire a brain injury regain their independence and live full lives in the community. Demand for services is constantly on the rise so hosting a ‘Bake Break’ with your friends or colleagues will help us make a big difference to the lives of those affected and their families,” she said.
Register to host a Bake Break at http://www.bakeforbraininjury.ie or call 01 280 4164. All organisers will be entered into a draw to win a Ballymaloe Cookery Experience for two. Donations to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can also be made online, so you don’t necessarily have to be living in Ireland to join in the fun!