Thompsons Solicitors is supporting Headway by taking part in its first ‘Mince Pie Morning’ as well as holding a Christmas jumper dress-down day to raise funds for the brain injury charity.

Thompsons’ offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield will be holding their Mince Pie Morning on Friday 09 December, where staff will enjoy a variety of festive treats, while sporting their festive knits, with all money raised going to the charity.

Headway, which has more than 125 branches and groups across the UK, offers support and information to survivors of brain injury, their families and friends, as well as health and legal professionals.

The initiative will be taking place throughout December and Headway are encouraging those taking part to share their photos on social media with the hashtag #MincePieMorning.

According to the charity, someone is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury every 90 seconds, and the effects can include memory loss, a lack of concentration, permanent brain damage and even physical disability.

Paul Brown, a senior serious injury solicitor at Thompsons’ Newcastle office and secretary for Headway Wearside, said: “Having supported Headway for many years, we were more than happy to join in and help raise money for a great cause in such a fun and festive way.

“Brain injuries can be catastrophic for both brain injury survivors and their families, but thanks to the support of groups like Headway many are able to try get their lives back on track, so any attempt to fund this service is warmly welcomed by Thompsons.”

Luke Griggs, director of communications at Headway, said: “A donation of just £15 can recruit and support one of our volunteers for a month, while a £30 donation helps run Headway’s national helpline for an hour.

“We look forward to seeing how successful the morning is in the lead up to Christmas, and would like to thank Thompsons Solicitors for supporting us on this cause.”