Supporting the launch of Headway Dundee & Angus

Headway - Dundee & Angus

Digby Brown were delighted to sponsor the launch of new charity Headway Dundee & Angus, supporting people with a brain injury across the area.

The launch event was held on Wednesday 28th November at The steeple Church in Dundee from 10am until 2pm.

It kicked off with Chris Stewart, Partner at Digby Brown Solicitors and Head of the Serious Injury department, who welcomed over 80 attendees that came along.

Speakers from the charity included Colin Robertson and Issy Robertson giving a background about the work of the charity and what it means to members.

Other speakers included Ruth Waugh from the Angus Health and Social Care Partnership about services in Angus for people with acquired brain injury and Dr Lorna Langrell and Alison Hewitt from the Robert Ferguson Unit shared their knowledge about the impact of brain injury and the need for adjustment.

The charity then officially opened in a ribbon cutting ceremony by Colin Robertson from Headway Dundee & Angus and Baillie Helen Wright from Dundee City Council.

Colin Robertson, Chairman at Headway Dundee & Angus said: “The impact of brain injury can be severe and, in some cases, lifelong. It can mean losing both the life you once lived and the person you once were.

“But we know that with the right support, at the right time, there can be life after brain injury.

“We will be working hard to make sure brain injury survivors and their families get the support they need in this community.”

Chris Stewart said: “We firmly believe in the importance of giving something back to the community which is why we support Headway.

“Every day we see the benefit that comes from the charity and its volunteers through the irreplaceable support they provide brain injury survivors.”

Headway Dundee & Angus will meet every two weeks at Steeple Church to offer advice and support to those with brain injury, their families and carers. You can read more about the launch of the charity at The Courier.