Support for those with Brain Injury during Brain Injury awareness month.

$375 donated
Given by 8 generous donors in 4 weeks

March is Brain Injury Awareness month. We're appealing for support so we can fund a new liaison officer to work with the brain injured.

Auckland

Can you imagine slipping on the stairs in your own home and never being able to live life the same way again?

Every day over 90 New Zealanders sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is the leading cause of long term disability for children and adults under the age of 35 and its impact can be life-changing.

Although you might assume that sport related activity is the leading contributor here in New Zealand, the majority of brain injuries (37.7%) are caused by falls, most often within your own home.

Many people who suffer from a TBI experience long term impacts and have difficulty with relationships, communication, fatigue, memory and other cognitive problems and may not be able to work or engage in the community in the same way.

Headway, Brain Injury Association, is an Auckland based charity that provides ongoing support, education and advocacy for the brain injured and their families. We run support groups, help our members access different services and provide support so they can live their new life the best way possible.

20% of our members have used our services for over 20 years, and 24% use or services once a week or more. We rely on donations to fund our work.

March is Brain Injury Awareness month and we are appealing for support so we can fund a new liaison officer to continue to work with the brain injured. A donation of any size would be greatly appreciated and goes a long way for people who have a brain injury.

About us

We provide support, navigation and education to Aucklanders affected by brain injury.

Use of funds

All money raised will go towards funding a new liaison officer for Central/ West Auckland and to maintaining and developing facilitated support groups through-out the Auckland region.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 28 Mar 2018
Oi oi
$30
Andrew Lowden
Andrew Lowden on 28 Mar 2018
$135
Jess, Paul & Fenn
Jess, Paul & Fenn on 22 Mar 2018
We love the Pettits! Best of luck with the appeal.
$50
Jonathan Pettit
Jonathan Pettit on 22 Mar 2018
Given gladly for a life enhancing service.
$50
Jeddah
Jeddah on 22 Mar 2018
$50

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