What a fantastic campaign by Headway, congratulations. It is so important to spot the early signs of concussion. Brethertons are fundraising this week to help support Headway and the campaign. Find out more http://www.brethertons.co.uk/site/blog/action-for-brain-injury-week-9th-15th-may-2016
The Headway Concussion Aware campaign has the backing of a number of national sports governing bodies, including the FA and Rugby Football Union, as well as former professional rugby player Lewis Moody and sports concussion expert Dr Willie Stewart. “Sport plays a key role in keeping us fit and healthy,” said Peter McCabe, Chief Executive at Headway – the brain injury association. “As with everyday life, however, accidents, falls and collisions can happen. “While most injuries are obvious, the signs of concussion can often be difficult to identify and yet at Headway, we know the damage that can caused if people continue to play sport while concussed. Clubs can take advantage of a range of free information materials about concussion on the campaign’s website at www.concussionaware.org.uk, including factsheets, posters, digital awareness stamp for club websites, and signposting to concussion protocols.