One month today the brain injury association Headway Cardiff & South East Wales will carry out a bucket collection at the Swansea City game on Sunday, January 12.
Headway Cardiff & South East Wales was chosen by the Trust as its charity for the current season after Trust members were asked to nominate a deserving cause.
Trust chairman, Keith Morgan, said: “Cardiff City fans are known for their generosity and I’m sure they will give support to the bucket collection for this very worthwhile charity.
“We’d also like to again thank Cardiff City and chief executive, Ken Choo, for agreeing to the collection at the derby game. Thanks also to Supporter Liaison Officer Adam Gilliatt for helping Headway Cardiff & South East Wales with the organisation of the collection.”
Headway Cardiff & South East Wales Chief Executive Officer, Rebecca Pearce, explains the work the charity carries out. “Headway Cardiff & South East Wales help people affected by acquired brain injury to rebuild their lives. Acquired Brain Injury can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. Lives can be changed in an instant.
“At Headway Cardiff & South East Wales we support individuals with Acquired Brain Injury to regain their independence and we help their families, friends and carers adapt to a new way of life. We offer social groups, life skills sessions, counselling, an Information & Outreach service and an Independence & Wellbeing Centre based at Rookwood Hospital.
“Our aim is to increase awareness of acquired brain injury and its consequences. We also want to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy sport, while being better protected from the risks of concussion. A lot has been achieved in the past few years to improve concussion protocols, but we believe everyone who plays sport should be concussion aware.
“Thank you to the Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust for choosing to support us this season. It will go a long way in helping us to promote understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with acquired brain injury, their families and carers.”
You can show your support for Headway Cardiff & South East Wales by following them on Twitter, Facebook (@HeadwayCardiff) and Instagram (headway_cardiff) or visit our website at www.headwaycardiff.com.