The Inspire Neurocare team is supporting brain injury charity Headway by each walking a personal marathon by November 2020.
Twelve colleagues have so far signed up, with every team member committed to walking, running or jogging 26.2 miles as part of the charity’s Brighter Future Challenge.
Money raised during the challenge will go towards building a brighter future for brain injury survivors, something very close to the hearts of the Inspire team. While the team has been supporting individuals throughout lockdown in the residential service, in the community, some brain injury survivors have lost access to vital support and rehabilitation, meaning 62% of survivors now fear for their futures.
Inspire Neurocare nurse, Rebecca Stevens, has pledged to walk a marathon, and run a marathon by the November deadline. Rebecca has inspired the team to get behind the campaign.
Rebecca said, “Since starting to work with people who have suffered brain injury, I’ve learned how people’s lives can changed beyond recognition – for them, and their family & friends who support them. Yet so many people have little knowledge or awareness about brain injury and assume it won't happen to them. The reality is that brain injury can affect any one of us - the cause might not be catastrophic, but the consequences can be.”
Quality Service Lead, Abi Mason said, “Over the coming weeks, we hope that some of the people we support will be joining our marathon efforts. The Brighter Futures Challenge is a great way for the team to work together to make a difference to the lives of people with brain injury in the community, as well as supporting people at Inspire.”
The challenge runs from 1 August 2020 to the 1 November 2020, so each team or individual has three months to clock up 26.2 miles and complete their very own marathon. Participants can track and log miles using Strava, MapMyFitness or FitBit, or manually.
Over the coming weeks, the team will share their progress – both in miles and money raised.