Supporter Angela Ord recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's Daniel Yorath House, in Leeds. Last week, celebrations were held at the centre to thank Angela for her fundraising efforts and to congratulate her on the incredible accomplishment. She raised over £7,000 before costs; service users and staff alike were extremely grateful to receive the generous cheque from Angela.
Angela has been heavily affected by brain injuries throughout her life; her father suffered a bleed on the brain and tragically died when she was eight years old, and Angela had a bleed to the brain when she was 33. As a result, she decided that she would like to do more for people who are having rehabilitation after brain injury.
On talking about her achievement Angela said: "The experience can only be described as life changing, however, by far the hardest physical and emotional challenge of my life."
Donna O'Reilly, Assistant Manager at Daniel Yorath House, expressed her thanks: "This is an enormous sum of money which we are planning to use for music therapy sessions for the people we support. These sessions, which are held in conjunction with Nordoff Robins, have made a huge difference and we want to be able to continue to offer them but can only do so with fantastic donations like Angela’s. We are most grateful for this amazing achievement for our service. 'Thanks' doesn’t seem enough!”