Public in Limerick called on to bake for acquired brain injury victims

Maria Flannery

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Maria Flannery

Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, James O’Connell (11) and sisters Orlaith (11) and Emma Brady (8) at the launch Picture: Conor Healy

Broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, James O’Connell (11) and sisters Orlaith (11) and Emma Brady (8) at the launch Picture: Conor Healy

PEOPLE in Limerick have been called on to bake for the 13,000 people who acquire brain injury each year in Ireland, as Brain Awareness Week takes place from March 5-11.

The week includes ‘bake for brain injury’ events all across the country to support rehabilitation and services for people and their families.

In Limerick a baking event is taking place at the Assisted Living Centre in Dooradoyle at 11am on March 7. Further details can be had by calling ABI Ireland’s main office at (01) 280 4164.

The campaign is being endorsed by broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan, who called on people to bake or sample some tasty bites to support much-needed services.

“It’s very important to raise awareness of an injury that could happen any of us at any time,” she said.

“Acquired Brain Injury is devastating – but better services can dramatically improve lives. ABI Ireland is playing a vital role in helping the people and families who are affected,” added Ms O’Callaghan.

ABI Ireland CEO Barbara O’Connell called for Government commitment to developing regional neuro-rehabilitation services with community supports.