Personal injury specialists

This year's charity

Each year the team at PFP nominates and votes to decide which charities to raise funds for, either by way of sponsorship for sporting or other challenges we undertake during the year or donating royalties from the publications we write for.

Our 2018 charity is The Silverlining Charity Group (Birmingham):

The Silverlining Charity aim to improve the quality of life of all those affected by brain injury. Silverlining work hard to engage brain injured people with the wider community in order to help them to discover a sense of purpose, social structure and added meaning to their lives.

In the UK, every 90 seconds someone is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. Due to the nature of the human brain, every injury acquired is unique. For some, their injuries may have little to almost no impact on their day-to-day lives, whilst for others, every aspect of their life may change as a result of the injuries they have suffered.

The Silverlining Charity offers opportunities for all those affected by brain injury to get involved in activities within their community. Those that use the services of Silverlining include the brain injured as well as family members and friends who can often be overlooked despite the effects brain injury can have on loved ones.

Membership of the Silverlining Charity is free and the majority of the activities they run are also free with these held all over the UK. Silverlining offers a great opportunity to adults of all abilities, with the belief that disability should never be a barrier to personal achievement.

Silverlining West Midlands is the newest exciting endeavour. They are working with a large team of volunteers from across the county to plan and run free and low cost events for local brain injury survivors and family members.

To find out more about the work that Silverlining does, please visit their website http://www.thesilverlining.org.uk/.

To see what a difference they make and the inspirational people behind this new endeavour, watch this YouTube video.

Testimonials

My name is Amy and I am now 24. I have cerebral palsy, which I why I can’t talk or walk. This often means people don’t realise I am otherwise a normal human being.
My name is David. I’m 52 years old and live with my wife, Lesley, and ‘Bernie’ our very affectionate and inquisitive Jack Russell. I was involved in a serious accident at work in 2005 and broke my back and suffered an acquired brain injury.
I am Jack's Mum and Court of Protection appointed Deputy. Jack has cerebral palsy, which has a profound impact on every aspect of his daily life.