Small City are delighted to be sponsoring the fantastic efforts of four entrepreneurial Perth Academy girls who are using their business study skills to help raise awareness of Headway in Perth.
Freya Martin, Charlotte Tulley, Emilie Ward and Rhiannon Goodacre, are inviting everyone to join them in a special screening of Big Hero Six, this Friday 1st February at 6.30pm Perth Playhouse IMAX, for a special price of £5. The full price of all tickets sold will go directly to the charity.
The girls are part of the Youth & Philanthropy Initiative, an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community.
Each year, participating schools are responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research and competition. YPI is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about.
Headway aims to improve the lives of people who have sustained a brain injury, through support, services and information for the injury survivors, and their families and carers.This vibrant team of four from Perth Academy have chosen Headway due to Charlotte’s cousin, Molly, being helped by them in her late teens. Headway aims to improve the lives of people who have sustained a brain injury, through support, services and information for the injury survivors, and their families and carers.
Molly used the city centre based service in Gateway, Perth and had this to say about the help she received:
“Headway really helped me through their brain injury ID scheme. After my head injury I had to adjust to having high levels of fatigue, more impulsive behaviour and a lack of social filter.
It was sometimes hard to explain these things that were down to my injury and that I’m not being lazy or rude, but with my identity card I can now just show that to people and it erases and awkwardness or confusion that I could have been met with. It just makes life a lot easier.”
A brain injury can challenge every aspect of your life – walking, talking, thinking and feeling – and the losses can be severe and permanent. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were. Despite this, Headway know that with the right help, at the right time, there can be life after brain injury.
Headway Perth and Kinross support people who have sustained a brain injury, also their families and carers. They meet every second Wednesday evening from 7-9 pm at the Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth.
To buy a ticket for this Friday’s screening of Big Hero Six, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message through our Facebook page. We can also pass on any donations to the girls.
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