to brain tumour and injury patients “Urgent “Lifeline Appeal” Launched by Hillingdon Brain Tumour & Injury Group to Provide Critical Services for Patients”

Hillingdon Brain Tumour & Injury Group (HBTIG) has recently experienced a surge in demand for its essential services, spanning from diagnosis to rehabilitation. As a result, the charity has set a fundraising target of £20,000 in order to continue providing vital support to individuals afflicted by brain tumours or injuries.

Based in Hillingdon, the charity is reaching out to both the local community and beyond, by organizing various events such as jumble sales, quiz nights, and pop-up shops. All proceeds from these events will go towards funding one-on-one support for clients, weekly support groups, emotional and physical rehabilitation, and other day-to-day activities aimed at promoting the overall wellbeing of their clients.

According to Becky Haggar-Kaikitis OBE, the charity’s founder and former Mayor of Hillingdon, HBTIG strives to give a voice to those affected by brain tumours and injuries, providing them with a sense of companionship, hope, and support. Through its comprehensive care package, the charity aims to rebuild the physical, social, and emotional health of its clients.

“We work closely with our clients to encourage them to give back to the local community while also developing the skills necessary to navigate the challenges of living with neurological disabilities such as memory loss, seizures, and physical paralysis,” says Haggar-Kaikitis.

In response to the growing demand for its services, HBTIG recently expanded by opening a new pop-up shop, run by their clients, which also aims to support the community by providing affordable essentials and products amidst the current cost of living crisis.

Xeli Grana, a client of the charity, attests to the life-changing impact of HBTIG’s support. “Since my diagnosis of various life-threatening illnesses, I felt lost and alone, fearing each day with little hope of ever feeling part of this world again. Until I was guided to the Brain Tumour & Injury Charity. I have never felt more alive, hopeful, joyful, and less afraid. I am not alone, I have made new friends who understand me fully. The charity has given me a new perspective and a more vibrant ‘joie de vivre’,” says Grana.

Emmanuel Daudu, Chair of Trustees, highlights the charity’s growth from its humble beginnings as a local organization serving the London Borough of Hillingdon to its current reach in other boroughs, offering hope and support to clients and their families.

HBTIG is a small, independent local charity dedicated to assisting individuals affected by brain tumours and brain injuries. Its services include tailored rehabilitation and comprehensive care for emotional, physical, and social wellbeing, both before and after diagnosis and treatment.

To support HBTIG and learn more about their services, visit their website at www.hbtg.org.uk or visit their charity shop, coffee bar, and advice hub, ‘The Centre of Hope’, located at 394 Long Lane, Hillingdon UB10 9PG, or at Eastcote Community Centre. For media inquiries and more information, please contact Becky Haggar-Kaikitis OBE at beckybraintumourinjurycharity@gmail.com.

This press release is distributed by Pressat, a leading UK press release distribution service, on behalf of HBTIG.

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