The charity, Head Injury People (HIP) in Cheshire and solicitors, Birchall Blackburn Law want to thank Chester’s kind hearted city centre shoppers for filling their charity buckets and raising hundreds of pounds for HIP.
HIP is an inspiring charity that helps and supports head injury survivors, their family, friends and carers. HIP’s aim is to reduce loneliness, isolation and improve the quality of life of families trying to cope after a serious head injury.
Clare Emerton, Charity Fundraiser and Coordinator for HIP in Cheshire, says: “Our Mad Hair Day for HIP rounded off a fantastic week of activity for Brain Injury Awareness Week. We can’t thank all the generous Chester shoppers enough who donated some change and stopped for a chat to find out what we do. We’re still counting the donations!”
Supporting HIP on the streets of Chester was the Serious and Catastrophic Injury team from Chester-based Birchall Blackburn Law. Three of the team pulled on wigs and rattled buckets to raise money for the charity.
Dianne Yates, Partner and Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury for Birchall Blackburn Law, says: “HIP do incredible work to help head injury victims and families rebuild their lives. We’ve seen the difference they make and it is inspiring. So, we didn’t hesitate to have our hair messed up and ask the brilliant people of Chester to give generously.”
Brain Injury Awareness Week is run to increase the public’s awareness of the wide range of conditions and causes of injury, enable people to see that brain injury is more common than most realise, and emphasise the need for national and local brain injury services to be given the resources they need in order to help those affected.
For help and support from HIP please call 07900 158 166 or go to www.hipincheshire.org.uk.