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3 October 2018, 15:21 | Updated: 22 August 2019, 11:52
The Child Brain Injury Trust is a national charity which supports over 8,000 young people who have an acquired brain injury (ABI: injury occurring after birth).
The charity provides a range of brilliant services including a helpline, special family days and vital equipment. The team supports families face-to-face, from the moment of injury and diagnosis, through the rehabilitation process and beyond, with specialised members of staff who are always on hand to help those affected.
The Child Brain Injury Trust supports children like Melissa, who was hit by a car when walking home from school in September 2009. She was just eight years old at the time, and the accident left her with a severe brain injury. As a result, her education, social skills and relationships have all been affected.
Her parents told the charity: “The Child Brain Injury Trust has been with us throughout our journey, no matter what we need and when. They are a fantastic organisation which provides help and assistance to Melissa, our family, her school, and they also support her in social activities. For such a small organisation they have played a huge part in Melissa’s ongoing recovery.
"We are only one of thousands of families throughout the UK who benefit from their long-term support which cannot be found elsewhere. Without them many of us would simply be left isolated, unsupported and confused. With so much to cope with, Melissa is an outstanding young girl who will try her best in everything she does and this is thanks to the Child Brain Injury Trust.”
Global’s Make Some Noise will fund the charity’s ‘Child & Family Support Service in Wales’ – supporting young people with ABI in Wales, from the hospital to the home environment, and at school too.
To find out more about The Child Brain Injury Trust, visit the charity’s website (https://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk)