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National Accident Helpline donates thousands to brain injury charity

Staff from National Accident Helpline recently presented a cheque for £10,000 to brain injury charity, BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) at their head office in Kettering following a series of fundraising activities.

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11 October 2012 / company-announcements

Staff at personal injury claims company, National Accident Helpline recently presented a cheque for £10,000 to brain injury charity, BIRT (Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust) at their head office in Kettering, Northants following a series of fundraising activities.

Earlier this year, an intrepid team of 10 people from National Accident Helpline and sister company PPI Claimline took on the 3 Peaks Challenge – an arduous climb not for the faint hearted. The team named ‘We Peaked Too Early’ climbed up and down Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales over two days to raise money for the company charity, BIRT. Through the generosity of colleagues, friends and family they managed to raise a staggering £8,600 and counting!

Adam Rhodes, team member and Commercial Director at National Accident Helpline presented the cheque to members of the BIRT team, said: “We are proud to be supporting BIRT and helping to raise awareness of the fantastic work they do to support brain injury victims.

“Climbing the three peaks with the 'We Peaked Too Early' team (most of us novices) was an amazing experience, and a great demonstration of the value of teamwork. When we eventually completed our descent of Snowdon, around 11pm on day two, we celebrated with a glass of champagne and reflected proudly on what we'd achieved - 18 hours of climbing, 13 hours of travelling and overcoming many obstacles, including a broken down minibus!"

BIRT is an organisation working to help people regain the skills lost as a result of brain injury, whether caused by road accident, assault, stroke or illness. They offer a range of services designed to meet the needs of people at different stages of rehabilitation.

Lynn Turley, Director at BIRT said: “We are absolutely delighted that NAH has done so much for us. The dedication of all those involved with the 3 peaks challenge, amongst others, has been phenomenal and we are very grateful for the money raised, which will go towards helping us provide added special trips and events for our service users and will also help with producing our information leaflets for people with brain injuries.”

In total National Accident Helpline has raised £10,000 this year which includes a number of fundraising activities such as a mini Olympics day and a Salsa themed summer party. 

(L-R: Beth Powell Consumer Director at NAH, Penny Blackmore Divisional Manager at BIRT, Richard Kennedy service user at BIRT, Adam Rhodes Commercial Director at NAH & Sarah Hancock Service Manager at BIRT)

About the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust: The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) is the UK charity leading brain injury rehabilitation. It offers complex care for people requiring special needs support or suffering a disability as a result of head injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and learning disability issues ensuing from brain damage.

Located in Milton Keynes, Thomas Edward Mitton House is a specialist rehabilitation centre that provides residential rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury. It forms part of the nationwide network of rehabilitation support services provided by The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT).

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