A not so traumatic event for Headway Hurstwood Park
asb aspire's Katie Russell was delighted recently to have an opportunity to present a cheque to Michele Fleming, Chief Executive of Headway Hurstwood Park for the sum of £672. The money represents the profit from the ‘Traumatic Brain Injury: More than a medical problem’ conference held at Brighton Racecourse on Wednesday, 5 June.
The conference was designed by an advisory team including senior nursing specialists and asb aspire’s specialist brain injury lawyers, and speakers included some of the UK’s leading experts in acquired brain Injury. Attended by medical staff from across London & the South East, the overall aim was to highlight the wider concerns and problems facing patients (and their families and carers) who have suffered major trauma, and how these can be managed.
Headway Hurstwood Park was selected at the outset as the main beneficiary for the proceeds due to a close link between the conference objectives and the work they carry out. A registered charity, and affiliate of the national charity Headway UK, Headway Hurstwood Park’s mission is to promote understanding and information related to acquired brain injury, and to provide care, support and rehabilitation to those affected.
Following the presentation, Michele Fleming comments: “The management team at Headway Hurstwood Park would like to thank ASB Aspire for kindly donating to us the proceeds of the Brain Injury Conference held in June 2013. We are a registered charity that provides a range of services to support people affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), including survivors and their relatives/carers. As part of our 3-year strategy we are developing our services to ensure they meet the needs of all our service-users and are sustainable and affordable. The generous donation will fund a management development programme which will ensure the management team have the necessary skills to lead the HHP staff in the delivery of high quality and effective services.”
Speaking about the conference, Francis Lacy-Scott, asb aspire's Head of Brain Injury comments: “It was a pleasure to work so closely with the NHS specialist nursing team on this interesting event, the outcome exceeded our already high expectations. There was a large turn out of impressive delegates and we are delighted to have raised some money for Headway.”
Photo: Katie Russell, asb aspire and Michele Fleming, Headway Hurstwood Park
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Published: 2 Oct 2013