Success for brain charity initiative at town’s hospital

Pictured during the event at Scarborough Hospital from left: Jenny Bentley, Scott Bentley, Julie Wilkinson, secretary of Headway Yorkshire East Coast and chair, Mark Hollinghurst.

Pictured during the event at Scarborough Hospital from left: Jenny Bentley, Scott Bentley, Julie Wilkinson, secretary of Headway Yorkshire East Coast and chair, Mark Hollinghurst.

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A charity which provides a wide range of support for people affected by brain injuries hosted a widely-praised charity event at Scarborough Hospital this month.

An information stand at the hospital gave volunteers from Headway Yorkshire East Coast an opportunity to promote greater understanding of the issues associated with brain injuries.

The branch’s chairman, Mark Hollinghurst, said: “Our thanks go to Scarborough Hospital. This was a great opportunity to reach out to the public and to meet people with experience of acquired brain injury. A paramedic who approached our stand between duties, who had personal experience of brain injury from carbon monoxide poisoning, said ‘there’s life after brain injury – it’s like being born again’. That really summed up the day.”

For more information on the charity call 01302 308688.