PAUL For Brain Recovery exists to make life easier after brain injury by providing advice and support to empower all affected by brain injury. We also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of brain injury.
FACTS & FIGURES
As a result of accessing support from PAUL For Brain Recovery:
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
Supporting PAUL For Brain Recovery has always been close to our hearts, not only on a personal level but as a business too. We have seen PAUL For Brain Recovery develop through the years and are proud to have supported a service that is much needed throughout the UK.
We stock the PAUL For Brain Recovery merchandise in our store and we have seen an increase in footfall as a result of this.
The Cobus Communications team have supported PAUL for Brain Recovery for the past two years, as part of our nominated charity foundation, and we are proud to have helped it grow from modest beginnings to what it has become today. We strongly believe that it’s every businesses responsibility to give something back to the local community and it’s encouraging that the whole Cobus team recognise this and get actively involved. As well as the appreciation from the charity it’s also very rewarding for the business in that it helps to promote real team spirit and togetherness outside the regular business activities, it also helps promote a positive internal and external image and demonstrates a real passion within its staffing and operations. The charity has also introduced Cobus to several new contacts that have enabled some positive and reciprocal business networking opportunities.
We believe that supporting a charity should be something every business does, however big or small it is. As well as giving back and helping do good, it also brings lots of business benefits. For example, raising the businesses’ profile, developing corporate relationships, enhancing staff team building and also strengthening the businesses’ reputation.
Bambu Community has loved supporting Paul For Brain so much that we will continue to do so for another 12 months!
We are delighted to support PAUL For Brain Recovery. The support the organisation provides for sufferers of brain injuries is invaluable and not easily accessible anywhere else locally. The organisation also provides a wealth of support for the families of brain injury patients at a time when most families do not know which way to turn or how to cope. As a local business who have had a real need for these support services we are proud to support the great work that PAUL For Brain Recovery do in our local community.
We selected PAUL for Brain Recovery as our charity of the year for a number of reasons. Firstly, we understand how valuable their work is in the community and we have seen firsthand the positive impact they have on the lives of many people, as well as the love and compassion that they show in their work. It is an amazing charity and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work alongside them.
MEET THE TEAM
My name is Paul Spence. In 2012 I was attacked without provocation whilst out with family and friends. I subsequently suffered a frontal lobe brain injury which blew my life to pieces on every level you can imagine!
I was left facing a 2/3 year recovery and told at the end I wouldn’t be the same.
In 2014, 2 years after my brain injury I decided to create a timeline of my recovery. I did this after realising there was a lack of support, understanding and awareness in the community. I hoped that my real life insight into how it is to live with a brain injury, the challenges faced and my advice would help people affected, whilst also raising that much needed awareness.
At this time I was still struggling with my own journey, making sense of my damaged brain and wondering what the future held for me. Despite this I felt my insight could help so set about months of work to document my story. My deficits made compiling the information difficult but I wouldn’t let my injury beat me! I was passionate about making a difference.
I had learnt so much that I couldn’t have explained during my early recovery, I felt it was important to share these insight and advice, thus shining a light for people affected. I was prepared to expose my vulnerability, depression and anxiety to give a rich account of the journey.
This work was all done when I was still recovering so please forgive any poor grammar you may notice. I was just doing my best with the abilities I had, something I pride myself on! I published the timeline on Facebook and then posted my daily activities/thoughts and advice. The chapters highlight key topics for that particular time but overall it’s a timeline so topics may reoccur as you go along the three years of recovery.
Little did I know at the time of publishing just how much of an impact this story would have in the community! It literally changed my life and would see me go on to found PAUL For Brain Recovery!
I hope this provides you with Positivity, Awareness, Understanding and Love and anything else you’re looking for. Best wishes,