BIRT running in the park

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) centre, The Woodmill in Cullompton held their family fun day, raising £500 and highlighting the important work centre does.

The family fun day has become an annual event, inviting current and previous service users, their families and local people who would like to understand more about the effects of brain injury. The centre raised money by selling pottery made at their art therapy classes, a raffle, a children’s lucky dip, face painting and refreshments.

The family fun day welcomed performers, such as Ozzy the clown, a local circus skill specialist who entertained the children. Our very own life-sized Birt mascots handed out ‘Show Your Brain Some Love’ campaign packs. The mascots were so popular with the children that they are going to local primary schools to highlight the importance of looking after your brain and protecting your head.

25 year BIRTday cake

Also, as part of BIRT's 25th anniversary celebrations, each centre is finding innovative ways of completing 25 miles. Staff and service users from The Woodmill have sailed, dog walked and cycled. The life size Birts completed a one mile egg and spoon race.

Service Manager Emma Ellis-Clark said : “We had a fantastic day. I am so pleased with all the hard work our staff and service users put into the day and also how great the Birt mascots looked”.