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Headway launches emergency brain injury fund

Headway launches emergency brain injury fund
16th June 2011

Brain injury charity Headway has launched a new emergency fund designed to help families and individuals cope with the immediate implications of a brain injury, such as finding specialist services and home care.

Supported by the Stewarts Law Foundation, which donated £20,000, the Headway Emergency Fund will support survivors, carers and family members with situations related to brain injury.

Andrew Green, chairman of Headway, said the fund would have helped "immensely" when his nine-year-old son sustained a brain injury on Jersey.

"The foundation recognises the immediate impact that brain injury can have on a family's finances and the fund aims to alleviate some of that financial hardship at the point of need," added John Cahill, chairman of the foundation and managing partner of Stewarts Law.

In May, Headway added a new category to its annual awards portfolio in recognition of Stephen McAleese, who died last year after devoting his life to helping people with brain injury.

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