Once again, the people of Dublin are encouraged to organise a bake party to raise funds for this special cause that touches so many lives after serious brain injuries from stroke, road traffic accidents, falls and brain tumours. Bake parties are set to sweep the nation and it’s all happening ahead of National Brain Awareness Week. This year marks the 8th annual bake party fundraiser by the national brain injury charity which provides rehabilitation and family support services right across the country.
Local Acquired Brain Injury Ireland teams are hosting bake parties on the 10th March, 10am to 2pm in Supervalu Lucan and on the 12th March, 10.30am to 12.30pm in Tymon Bawn Community Centre, Tallaght.
Jonathan Power, Head of Fundraising with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland said: “We’re looking for people to join in the fun and embrace the ‘flour power’ for our annual ‘Bake for Brain Injury’. Hosting a bake party or coffee morning between 9-13 March is a great excuse to catch up with friends at home, work or school while raising vital funds for our charity. Your support or donation will make a real difference to people who need our help after their lives are turned upside down after brain injury. Monies raised will go to support our local services so we can provide more personalised rehabilitation programmes to more brain injury survivors.”
Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000 people acquire a brain injury. Nobody ever thinks a brain injury will happen to them but according to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland it happens to 52 people here every day. Mr Power added: “Brain injury is a hidden phenomenon in Ireland often because many people with brain injuries have problems that people can’t see. That’s why our neuro-rehabilitation services are so important. We help people manage difficulties with memory, fatigue, judgement and we support them in relearning everyday activities to increase their independence. Thanks to the generous donations from events like this, we can help even more people get their lives back. To register your own bake party for this year please go to www.abiireland.ie/bake