Headway Birmingham & Solihull is holding a Family Fun Day to mark the start of this year’s national Brain Injury Week (7 – 14 May, 2017).

The fun day will take place from 12 – 4pm on Sunday 7 May in Cofton Park, a stone’s throw away from the charity’s head office and brain injury unit at Great Park in Rednal. There will be plenty for all ages to enjoy – a bouncy castle, face-painting, dog agility, a penalty shoot-out with prizes plus other organised games, a tombola  and a raffle. There will also be a choice of refreshments on offer, with a BBQ, cake stall, ice-cream van and more!

In addition to the Family Fun Day, the charity will be running daily activities with clients throughout Brain Injury Week, and offering those who care for a family member with a brain injury an opportunity to go along to a Wellbeing & Relaxation evening. There will also be information stands set up at the QE and in other hospitals and wellbeing centres throughout the Midlands area where more information and advice will be available. The week will conclude with ‘Survive the Wild’, a Bear Grylls-type challenge event in the Peak District.

The theme for this year’s Brain Injury Week is ‘A New Me’, encouraging people to talk about the impact a brain injury has had on their lives and those near to them.

Nancy Khan, Carer Services Manager at Headway Birmingham & Solihull, said: “The Family Fun Day is the first event of the week, and we hope people will make a note of the date and come along on Sunday afternoon to join in the fun.”

The Family Fun Day will take place next to the newly built pavilion at Cofton Park, off the Lowhill Lane entrance (B31 2BQ). Email csmanager@headway-bs.org.uk or call 0121 457 7541 for more information on the Family Fun Day or visit www.anewme.org.uk for more information on this year’s Brain Injury Week campaign.

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