You probably won’t be aware but we were entered into the ‘You say, we pay’ Competition run by ASDA and Matrix Neurological were a chosen charity for the month of August along with two other well-known charities. During that month, customers and staff then vote for the charity they want to win.
Well you can imagine our surprise when Cath from Asda contacted us to say that we had gained the most votes and had won the competition!
On Friday 2 October we were presented with a cheque for £200 by the Store Manager to help support the work of the charity.
On behalf of everyone at Matrix Neurological – we have to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us.
And a special Thank you to Cath from ASDA at Thornaby for all your hard work!
"We would like to see earlier identification and support for children with brain injuries to help them succeed in school."
"Children and young people have poor social competence post brain injury due to reduced cognition, executive functions, and emotional control. As a result they are twice as likely to have mental health issues in the future"
"Positive and coordinated neuro-rehab interventions for children and young people is proven to bring health improvements; improve independence; reduces the need for sheltered living; decreases vulnerability; decreases drop-out rates in schools; decreases youth offending"
"Too often children and young people with ABI are discharged from hospital without specialist brain support that they and their families need to overcome lifelong challenges"
"New parenting support intervention showed how parenting style is related to executive dysfunction in children and young people post brain injury. With support parents cope better so the child has a better recovery"
"Healthy teens are better at identifying strategies to deal with barriers. KIDS WITH ABI'S CAN'T!"
"There are problems with getting people into neuro-rehab centres. Those most in need are often those most excluded due to a lack of socio-economic resources."
"Thousands of children and young people living in the UK today without the help and support that can make a huge difference to their lives"
"Parent-supported interventions after pediatric ABI bring reductions to the cost to society"
"Participation in teen sports and normal activities leads to improved quality of life for children and young people post brain injury and helps to maximise outcomes"