The annual event aims to increase understanding of spinal cord injury
“Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing for both survivors and their families with many having to make adjustments to their lifestyle and surroundings.”
Samantha Hemsley national head of the serious injury and clinical negligence team at Thompsons Solicitors
People across the UK are being encouraged to indulge in a fish and chip supper today [19 May] to mark Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2017.
The Spinal Injuries Association marks the day each year with a series of events aimed at raising awareness of spinal cord injury and generating funds for its work in the UK.
This year, the charity, which supports those affected by spinal cord injury by advising and campaigning on their behalf, is calling on supporters to gather friends and family together to eat fish and chips as part of its #chips4charity campaign.
Hundreds across the country have signed up to host an event, where each guest will make a donation that will contribute to the SIA’s work nationwide in exchange for their meal.
Samantha Hemsley, national head of the serious injury and clinical negligence team at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “Spinal cord injuries can be life-changing for both survivors and their families with many having to make adjustments to their lifestyle and surroundings. It’s a lot to take in and we’ve seen first-hand the impact charities like the Spinal Injuries Association have in ensuring people can quickly access the rehabilitation and support they need to help rebuild their confidence and regain a level of independence.
“Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2017 is a brilliant way to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and boost funding for the important work this charity does, and we would encourage everyone to tuck in to raise funds on the day
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