To all you music and Harry Judd fans!
Harpenden Lions will be hosting a Battle of the Bands event on
April 5th. 7 bands from local schools will be taking part and there
will be a raffle and refreshments available. Our Eyes Alight Appeal
will be benefiting from this event and Harry is one of the four
celebrity judges - more information and to book tickets (£12 per
follow this link
About the Eyes Alight Appeal
The Eyes Alight appeal raises money for men and women with brain
injuries who use the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's (BIRT)
services and community houses. The money raised will give those
undergoing brain injury rehabilitation something to enjoy or look
forward to as they go through the daunting and difficult process of
brain injury rehabilitation.
Why the appeal was set up
The appeal was set up by Izzy Judd and her family. Izzy's
brother, Rupert, lives in Kent House, having been seriously injured
in a road accident in 1997.
"Eyes Alight is totally inspired by my brother Rupert who
suffered a serious brain injury as a result of a car accident.
Rupert's story is just one of so many stories about people who,
sadly, are going through long term brain injury rehabilitation.
After talking to other service users at Kent House, I learned that
there were things that would make a big difference to their lives.
For example, laptops to help them keep in touch with their family
and friends, developing a sensory garden for everyone to enjoy and
providing music therapy sessions which are both fun and an aid to
rehabilitation. By supporting the Eyes Alight Appeal, together we
can make brain injury rehabilitation a little bit brighter."
- Izzy Judd
How the Appeal has helped so far
So far, through the money raised by the Eyes Alight Appeal, we
have been able to achieve many things which have made our service
users "Eyes Alight," including
- purchasing new IT equipment, such as ipads, Xbox Kinect and
laptops for service users.
- supporting service users to go on extra special trips, for
example, a show in London, a visit to their favourite football team
and a meet and greet session with their favourite band.
- Funding Items to help service users pursue their passions, for
example, a digital piano and art equipment.
- making improvements to communal gardens and other shared
Going forward, we want to raise money to provide additional
items that will help communication such as iPads, iPhones and smart
TVs. We also promote fitness and many of those we support have said
that they would like green gyms and Wiis with fitness additions and
to continue with group music therapy.
Support the Appeal
You can make an online donation to the Eyes Alight Appeal
here or you can send a
cheque made out to "The Eyes Alight Appeal" to The
Disabilities Trust, 32 Market Place, Burgess Hill, RH15 9NP.
To request a fundraising pack, please email email@example.com
or telephone 0144 237 286.
Doing your own Fundraising
In response to popular demand, we have developed a few items
that will help you with your fundraising efforts for Eyes Alight.
Whether you're putting on an event, or taking part in one to raise
money, you can use our templates to help.
We have a poster template for you to print out at home, and to
add your own details to and also two transferable T-shirt prints
which can be used for printing on iron-on paper at home to any
t-shirt that you want to use. (Hint: They work well on a white or
lighter coloured t-shirt!)
Eyes Alight T-shirt Transfer
Eyes Alight T-Shirt Transfer
Eyes Alight Poster