Beecham Peacock is proud to be supporting Headway’s Action for Brain Injury Week which runs from the 9th-15th May 2016.
The week long campaign has been running for several years, with the aim to raise awareness for brain injuries and reduce the incidence of their occurrence.
Headway, a UK wide charity working to improve life after brain injury, have given their 2016 campaign a ‘Be #ConcussionAware’ mantra to ensure people of all ages are able to enjoy sport while being better protected against the risks of concussion.
An acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain which takes place after birth that can happen for a number of reasons. Recent statistics show that high school football accounts for 47% of all reported sports concussions, with 33% occurring during practice. After football, ice hockey and rugby pose the biggest threat of head injuries.
Headway brain association have 125 groups and branches across the UK providing support, services and information to those affected by brain injury. Their campaign is designed to increase understanding of concussion at a grass roots level, particularly where people are playing sport for fun with no doctors on standby.
The week will promote a number of fundraising activities with the aim to encourage sports clubs across the UK to ensure their members are aware of concussion, and that players, coaches and supporters sign up to an ‘if in doubt, sit it out’ approach.
Why not pledge your support by taking part in the #HatsForHeadway competition on Friday 13th May in return for a donation?
To be in with a chance to win a prize including a full page advert for your firm in Headway News, simply share a photo of yourself donning a funny hat on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #HatsForHeadway, or upload it directly to the charity’s official website.
Here at Beecham Peacock, we have helped people who have suffered a brain injury claim the compensation they are entitled to. If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, contact our brain injury experts to see if you can submit a compensation claim.