A BRAIN injury charity has been awarded nearly £10,000 to help continue its work supporting Rotherham patients.
The money has been handed over to Headway Rotherham by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, which supports former mining towns and villages.
The funding, which totals £9,994, will allow Headway Rotherham to maintain and expand the services it offers to brain injury patients and their support network.
Headway uses a range of social, sporting, educational and wellbeing activities to improve the health and wellbeing of those suffering negative effects of an acquired brain injury (ABI), providing them with the resources and time they need to successfully rehabilitate.
The Rawmarsh-based charity also holds social meetings and support groups for carers and the network of family and friends that surround those that are suffering from a brain injury, making sure they have a space to relax and discuss the problems they face.
Kris Mentlak, trustee of Headway Rotherham, said: “Every 90 seconds someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with a brain injury.