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Sky fall to raise funds for brain injury charity

Sky fall to raise funds for brain injury charity

A personal injury solicitor from Burnetts is raising money for Headway by falling from of a plane at a speed of 120mph.

Sue Chappell, an Associate Solicitor at Burnetts, aims to raise over £400 for Headway Darlington and District with the 10,000 feet skydive which is taking place at Teesside Airport on 20th September 2015.

Sue, 49, who is originally from Middlesbrough, has been a Trustee of Headway Darlington since it was first set up two years ago. She is one of 17 people taking part in the tandem parachute jump to raise funds for the group.

Sue explained, “Outside of Newcastle, there is very little support for people in the North East with brain injuries and their families - Headway Darlington is filling a massive geographical gap. Our ultimate aim is to have our own premises to provide multi-disciplinary activities, therapy and support for local people and their families. We’re especially keen to have some provision to support the children in families where a parent has a brain injury, but we need funds to do this.”

She continued, “In my job, I should know better than to be putting myself in harm’s way, but I am determined that our skydive helps to raise much-needed money for Headway Darlington and District and raises awareness of the work we are doing.”

Donations for Sue’s skydive can be made at her Total Giving page .

Burnetts has offices in Newcastle and Cumbria. Sue is a solicitor in the firm’s Serious Injury team and specialises in helping clients with brain injuries. Further information is available here.

To find out more about the work of Headway Darlington and District, visit http://headwaydarlington.org.uk or follow @HeadwayDarlo on Twitter.

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Note to Editor:

Headway Darlington & District is a branch of Headway, the brain injury association, a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. The group was established in June 2013.

The group's vision is: “Rebuilding lives after brain injury” with the aim of becoming the service of choice in the Darlington & District area for providing continued support to individuals and families affected by brain injury.

Published: Friday 21st August 2015
Categorised: Serious Injury, Community, Practice News

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