Walking on broken glass for Headway East London on 22 November
Last year, myself and a group of esteemed colleagues did the “fire walk” for Headway East London, a brain injury charity that we at Anthony Gold have been supporting for a number of years and continue to support.
The “fire walk” involved walking on hot coals and we raised almost £2,000 without getting our feet burnt!
It was certainly a worthy cause. Dealing with brain injury claims has given me an insight on just how difficult life can be for those with brain injury and their families.
There are many different causes of brain injury, accidents being one cause. The effects are complex and wide ranging. Headway services are designed to suit each individual’s circumstances, needs and aspirations.
Headway provide therapies, advocacy, family support and community support work alongside their day service: a community venue where members can make the most of their abilities and interests. Their occupational projects include an art studio, writing projects and a professional kitchen where members cook each day for other members, volunteers, staff and visitors.
So, this year when we were asked whether we would like to take on another challenge, to walk on broken glass, some us just agreed without even thinking about it! It should be er, a doddle, right? After all, if we can walk on hot coals, we can walk on broken glass…
It costs £4,368 for one year’s membership to the Headway day service for brain injury survivors. Headway are hoping that through the broken glass walk they can fund places for two individuals who otherwise may not have the financial means to attend the centre.
With continued support and generosity from family, friends, colleagues and others who find the idea of injury lawyers in particular, taking on such a daring task rather amusing, we are hoping to raise as much as possible this year too.
If you would like to sponsor us, please click on the link below. The walk is on 22 November and all support is much appreciated.