We know how important it is for charities to secure funding, and this year is no exception. Barratts has again decided to donate to charity instead of sending Christmas cards this year. We are pleased to be supporting 2 charities, which have both been very involved in helping our clients.
Our 1st donation is to Nottingham Headway. Ed Myers, in our Personal Injury Department, is former Chair of Trustees for this charity and Nottingham Headway was the 1st Headway support group set up in the UK; their team continue to work tirelessly to help clients cope with brain injury, as well as supporting their families to adjust. Brain injury is often known as the “silent” injury because, on the face of it, someone may not appear to have any significant long term problems. All Headway groups around the UK know differently, with brain damage causing problems with memory, concentration, emotions, speech and initiating tasks. A simple job of making a cup of tea can be confusing, as the brain has to learn new tasks again. Nottingham Headway provides vital support to help clients recover as much as they can. We are delighted to include them as one of our chosen charities this year.
Barratts have also supported the Spinal Injuries Association for many years; we are especially pleased to have contributed as part of their Big Give Challenge 2021, so our donation has been doubled. The SIA has been a lifeline for so many of our clients after spinal cord injury (SCI) , whether SCI is the result of trauma or clinical negligence. The SIA website profiles Zoe Fox, who talks movingly about how she has dealt with spinal injury following cauda equina syndrome. We would encourage you to watch this video.
On behalf of all at Barratts, we wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and a healthy 2022. Please consider donating to charities this year; their work makes such a difference to the lives of so many.