Thomson Snell and Passmore LLP have just shared their latest Brain Injury Care Guide with us. This helpful guide has been designed by their specialist team of lawyers to help those affected by acquired brain injury through their difficult time. We are extremely pleased that they have recommended our Neuro Rehabilitation Services based on their experience of dealing with our team.
“We know all to well the hard work you do in caring for those affected by brain injury” said TS&P partner Jonathan Clement.
Candidates from the major political parties came to QEF Independent Living Services at Dorincourt, Leatherhead, to talk about their parties, the voting process, and to find out what’s important to people with disabilites in Mole Valley.
Last weekend, three very brave QEF supporters, Robert Matthews, Sarah Matthews and Laura Stawman, took on the challenge of abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise funds for QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services.
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Sarah told us:
Brain injury is a life-changing injury, not only for the person injured but also for the family around them. A few years ago our father suffered a severe brain injury, before this we had little knowledge on the injury and the often catastrophic results. Without finding QEF and receiving the help and support we so desperately needed we do not know what we would have done.
We have wanted to raise money for QEF for a while, it has been a huge part of our lives for the past couple of years and without QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services and the invaluable outreach services they provide we do not know how we would cope with everyday life. We wanted to do a challenge large enough that people would want to sponsor us.
The abseil itself came about through a friend, who was given the opportunity to abseil from the Orbit Sculpture at the Olympic Park. We decided that this would be a good challenge if we could join their team. Our father was admitted into hospital just a few days before the start of the London Olympics so the entire family missed the whole event, for this reason the abseil felt like a suitable challenge, it was our part of the Olympics.
The abseil itself was strangely peaceful. All 3 of us had abseiled before but only off low towers at activity campsites etc. None of us had abseiled off a sculpture that was 80m tall, or had no wall to bounce down! The most difficult part was trusting the rope and lowering yourself over the edge. Once we were over the edge it was a very calming experience. The noise of all the excited/nervous people waiting to do their abseil disappeared and all you were left with was the view. It was an enjoyable experience taking in the view around you of the London skyline and concentrating on lowering yourself on the rope. It is something none of us are likely to do again and we are pleased that we have been able to raise some money to help towards a charity that is very close to our hearts but also to raise awareness of brain injury, something that so few people have an understanding of.
We have currently raised just over £900 which we hope will continue to increase slightly. Our Just Giving page is still open for donations: https://www.justgiving.com/QEFabseil/
We would also like to thank everyone who supported our abseil and has helped raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People.
Congratulations and a massive thank you from QEF to Sarah, Robert and Laura, and a massive thank you to everyone that sponsors them too!
Thursday September 10, 2015
QEF Mobility CentreMap and Directions | Register
QEF Mobility Services will be holding an open morning on Thursday 10th September 2015 from 10.00am – 12.30pm at our assessment and training centre in Carshalton, Surrey.
It is an excellent opportunity for professionals to visit the centre, meet the staff, have a presentation on our service, Q&A with our assessment teams and the opportunity to see some of our adaptations, our fleet of vehicles, and our aircraft fuselage and range of wheelchairs and scooters.
This a FREE event, and there will be refreshments and an attendance certificate. Your time with us also counts towards CPD.
If you would like to attend, or if your colleagues would be interested in attending please circulate the attached invitation and do not hesitate to contact me for booking.
Please complete the attached registration form and return it to me to reserve your place.
We are currently making plans to move QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services from Banstead Place to a new state of the art centre at our Leatherhead Court site. We believe that the case for relocating is convincing but we would like to hear your views.
This consultation closes on 31 May 2015
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