Law firm steps in to make sure brain injury charity is heard

The Great Brain Ride (BFN) Bikers1 (blog)A law firm has rocked-up to rescue the music equipment needed for live bands welcoming big-hearted bikers on the last stop of The Great Brain Ride.

Bikers for Neuro (BFN) is set to raise thousands of pounds for The Brain Charity during its annual sponsored motorbike ride between Liverpool and Chester on Saturday, July 30.

BFN’s organisers of The Great Brain Ride feared a quiet end to the event at Chester Lakes’ campsite after they could not secure amps and music mixers for an evening of live music.

But Birchall Blackburn Law hit the right note and stepped up to fund the essential sound equipment for the evening’s entertainment. After the ride, about 200 bikers, family and friends will now get to rock-out to North West bands like Tone Junkies, Mono Sideboards and The M.L.C. (Mid Life Crisis).

Mike Hooper, coordinator for BFN, says: “It was music to our ears when Birchall Blackburn Law called to say they’d sponsor the equipment and make sure our fantastic local bands could be heard.

“All the money raised during the event will go to The Brain Charity and its vital work with people trying to cope with life changing neurological conditions. Often a brain injury will have no physical symptoms, so it’s vital that we raise awareness and give a voice to people who are often invisible, misunderstood and isolated.”

BFN is a free to join motorbike club that raises awareness and funds for brain, spinal injury and neurological charities.

Dianne Yates, Head of Serious and Catastrophic Injury and a Partner at Birchall Blackburn Law, says: “The Great Brain Ride is a fantastic and unique event and we hope as many kind-hearted bikers take part as possible. They’ll be supporting BFN and the amazing work of The Brain Charity. We’re just happy to make sure there is music at the end of the road for the brilliant bikers taking part.”

The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities for anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. It supports people with neurological conditions to live longer, healthier, more active lives.

The Great Brain Ride starts at 9am at The Brain Charity in Norton Street for breakfast. The ride will leave Liverpool for Chester Lakes at 10.30am. When the riders reach Chester Lakes there is live music, great food and camping. Tickets cost just £5 and include tea, coffee and a bacon or sausage butty at the start line. Camping costs £10 per night. All proceeds go to The Brain Charity.

To book tickets and camping, call 0151 298 2999 and mention The Great Brain Ride, or click on The Brain Charity.