Hats off to charity fundraisers
Swindon-based law firm Withy King has raised over £100 for the local branch of national charity Headway by taking part in the Hats for Headway day held on Friday 17 May as part of the charity’s national Action for Brain Injury week.
The day saw partners and staff at Withy King wear silly hats for a whole day in the office – even during client meetings!
The firm has a long-standing relationship with Headway Swindon, and the staff and partners grasped the opportunity to raise funds for the charity.
Partner and Head of Withy King’s Brain Injury Department, Stuart Brazington said: “We are very pleased to be able to support Swindon Headway which provides invaluable support to people affected by brain injury.
“Approximately 700,000 people per year in England and Wales attend an emergency department for head injury, while over 120,000 people are currently suffering long-term effects of a brain injury.
“As a law firm with large personal injury and clinical negligence practices, we know only too well how important it is for those affected by brain injury to have the right kind of care and support.
“We hope that our taking part in Hats for Headway will not only help Headway Swindon but also raise awareness of brain injury and Headway’s cause.”
Alison Burton, CEO of Swindon and District Headway said: “At Swindon Headway we support a large number of brain injured victims and their families daily. We rely on charitable donations and support from the State funds, as well as our own fundraising initiatives.
“Brain injuries are devastating for families and victims alike and we applaud the raising of awareness and funds to help us continue to provide the vital support for those unfortunate enough to have suffered a brain injury.”