Rothera Bray donates over £5000 to Headway Nottingham to continue providing vital services for people living with brain injuries 

This article is replicated from the Rothera Bray website.

Written by Greg Almond, Rothera Bray Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Trustee of Headway Nottingham.

Rothera Bray has recently donated over £5,000 to Headway Nottingham, both in memory of a former colleague and as part of its appeal to raise funds to continue providing invaluable support for brain injury sufferers across Nottinghamshire.

Headway Nottingham is a charity that provides rehabilitation, support, and outreach for people affected by brain injury in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and is the only longer-term brain injury support service in Nottinghamshire. The charity provides help to individuals who are adjusting to life with a disability following a brain injury and supports them in navigating the world after this trauma.

Due to financial challenges because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the current fundraising landscape, Headway Nottingham faced closure at the end of March 2024. As a result, the charity asked for donations to help it reach its target of £26,000 so that it can continue to operate and provide support and services to brain injury sufferers and their families.

Rothera Bray has close links to the charity, with the firm’s Personal Injury team referring clients who have suffered brain injuries to the charity for additional support and Partner and Head of Personal Injury Greg Almond being a Trustee of Headway Nottingham.

Rothera Bray’s £5,182.24 donation consisted of two donations. £2,682.24 was donated from the firm’s residual balances fund, with a second donation of £2,500.00 made by the firm in memory of Karen McGarvey, a member of staff who died unexpectedly, with her husband and son nominating Headway to receive the donation.

Charlotte Leask, Services Manager at Headway Nottingham said:

“Rothera Bray’s support is already making a tangible difference to the lives of the Nottingham brain injury community. The importance of their generosity and kindness in contributing to our Urgent Appeal cannot be overstated and will produce empowering and life-changing outcomes for an otherwise marginalised and vulnerable group of local people.

“Every 90 seconds in Nottingham and throughout the UK someone is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury, but despite this Headway Nottingham remains the only rehabilitation and support service available in our area without a time limit. We are here for as long as each person needs us.

“The potential loss of our charity presented a devastating prospect for those who rely on us, however, Rothera Bray’s support has helped ensure that our invaluable small charity will continue to exist for our current clients as well as the hundreds of people who will need us in the future.  We are exceptionally grateful to Rothera Bray for their tremendous support and for recognising the indispensable nature of our wonderful charity.”

Greg Almond said:

“As a long-standing supporter of Headway Nottingham we wanted to urgently provide financial assistance so that the vital services Charlotte and her incredible team provide, can continue. We are so pleased they have hit their fundraising target.

“Rothera Bray will continue to provide ongoing support to ensure this amazing local charity can thrive in the future.”

To donate to Headway’s appeal, visit: