Brain injury specialists Thompsons Solicitors has launched a campaign to showcase and celebrate seasonal artwork produced by brain injury survivors from across the UK.

In March 2016, Thompsons and Headway, the brain injury association launched a competition asking members of Headway’s 125 groups and branches the chance to showcase their artistic talents.

Brain injury survivors were encouraged to submit their ideas for a Christmas card design that would be used as the official Thompsons charity card for 2016 and be sold in Headway groups and branches to raise funds.

“Art therapy can play a key part in the rehabilitation process for brain injury survivors,” explained Samantha Hemsley, national head of serious injury and clinical negligence at Thompsons.

“We wanted to use our long-standing relationship with Headway to launch a campaign that would celebrate the creativity and achievements of those people living with brain injury who already take part in arts programmes, and also – we hoped – encourage others to give art therapy a try.”

Over 150 individual entries were received and a shortlist of 12 were shown at an exhibition during Headway’s flagship The Way Ahead Conference in July. The winning design, chosen by delegates at the event, was produced by 69-year-old Rodney Davis from Headway Folkstone and has already sold out.

“We are delighted with our Christmas card and are very grateful to Rodney for sharing his design with us,” continued Samantha.

“The quality of the artwork that was submitted, and the obvious care and passion with which it was produced, was outstanding across the board. We look forward to sharing them all with Headway colleagues, friends and the general public in the run up to Christmas with our #HappyChristmasHeadway campaign.”

To see and share the Headway art designs, follow @ThompsonsLaw @ThompsonsInjury or search #HappyChristmasHeadway.