You, Me and Brain Injury: Cedar Celebrates Action Brain Injury Week in Foyle

Friday 25 May 2018

On Wednesday 16th May Cedar service users and employees, in partnership with the Western Trust Community Brain Injury Team, celebrated Action for Brain Injury Week with a unique celebration. They met with Mayor of Derry City and Strabane Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, and completed a walk across the iconic Peace Bridge. The group then gathered at the Guildhall and the event was marked by a beautiful balloon release. Mayor McHugh hosted a reception for the group and a tour of the Guildhall rounded up the festivities.

The day was a huge success and drew attention to the impact brain injury has upon individuals, family, friends, colleagues, and many more relationships. The aim was to explore the ripple effect on these networks and how the barriers encountered as result of living with a brain injury can be overcome by building strategies within the local community.

The Cedar Foundation works with over 200 people living with brain injury across Northern Ireland. Cedar works collaboratively to support people with brain injury to live the lives they choose. The charity does this with funding from the Northern Ireland European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy and all five local Health and Social Care Trusts. Our vision is an inclusive society for all through the promotion of opportunity, choice and inclusion.

If you would like to contact us, find out more about the variety of services we provide or discover additional coverage about the events Cedar hosted during ABI Week please visit our homepage. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. 

 

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