Brain Injury Matters would like to extend their gratitude to Mary Peoples and her family for their fantastic fundraising efforts over recent months.

Mary Peoples, son Peadar Pio, has been receiving support from the Family First service for the last year.  She said: "In July 2018 our lives changed when our 10 year old son, Peadar Pio, fell from a trampoline and required life-saving brain surgery. The following few months were lonely and frustrating for the family. Peadar Pio's OT contacted Brain Injury Matters and we have been so lucky to be receiving support from Catherine since January 2019. Catherine provides a safe environment for Peadar Pio and us to discuss our worries and fears and she helps us understand the effects of an Acquired Brain Injury. She has given Peadar Pio coping mechanisms which will benefit him throughout his life.  The positive impact that BIM has had on our lives is immeasurable and we are so grateful to everyone involved; so much so that we have organised a number of fundraising events in our local area to support the work of Brain Injury Matters."

Mary organised for the male staff in the school she works in, Gaelcholáiste Dhoire, to take part in Movember and raised just under £1,000.  Mary and her family also arranged a festive movie night and with the support of local businesses raised another £2,800 for Brain Injury Matters.  We are forever grateful to Mary for her amazing support of the work we do for brain injury survivors.

(Pictured: Joe McVey (CEO, Brain Injury Matters), Mary Peoples and Catherine Quinn (Associate Psychologist, Brain Injury Matters)