Garden Party at Glenside raises funds for TBI research

10 October 2017 
Glenside staff from Newton House organised a “Garden Party” for service users, their friends and families.

Stall activities included plant and craft stalls, tombola, raffle and “Guess the name of the Clown”, with the sale of refreshments, all raising a grand total of £392 to go towards Addenbrooke’s Hospital, the University of Cambridge and the University Hospital Antwerp joint European investigation into the causes of and treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Over a million people across Europe suffer traumatic brain injuries every year, resulting in life-long consequences. This study will analyse the data of over 5,000 recruited patients to provide a unique overview of the scale of the problem of TBI in Europe and examine differences in treatment to help identify best practice going forward. More than 60 hospitals and 38 scientific institutes will participate in the £25 million initiative over the next six and a half years. This study forms part of an on-going global international traumatic brain injury initiative supported by research funding in the US, Canada and other countries.

Light entertainment was provided by David from Salisbury District Hospital entertainment team.

Thanks goes to the organisers Caroline, Martin and Rebecca, as well as all those who generously donated items for the various stalls.