Bang on a blue beanie
Saturday, 13th August, 2011
Brain Injury Awareness Week is next week and locals are asked to get behind it and buy a blue beanie for the cause.
The local office of Slater and Gordon is getting behind the week by wearing and selling blue beanies, stickers and providing donation tins.
All the profits will go towards services and accommodation for people with an acquired brain injury (ABI).
The ‘bangonabeanie’ campaign is being run by Brain Injury Australia and is designed to raise the profile about ABI while helping to raise funds to deliver more essential services.
The week will run from August 15 to August 21.
Sam Harvey, from Slater and Gordon’s local office, said that by wearing the ‘striking blue beanies’ people will be showing they support brain injury sufferers and their families.
“We often work with people who are suffering brain injuries as a result of car and other sorts of accidents,” Ms Harvey said.
“These sorts of injuries create enormous challenges for the victims and their families but it is important for the community to understand people can recover from brain injuries and go on to have full and active lives.”
Ms Harvey said locals had been buting the beanies and putting money in the donation tins.
“We want to get the word out there and see if we can get Broken Hill to support it,” she said.
“We’re proud to ‘bang on a beanie’ to help show support to those families and, importantly, raise funds for needed services”.