70s Quiz Raises Money for Child Brain Injury Trust

The Child Brain Injury Trust is a national charity supporting over 5,000 families affected by childhood acquired brain injury every year across the UK.  Our support reaches families in hospitals and communities with emotional and practical support when they are facing times of uncertainty and upheaval.

Broken bones and bruises will heal, but a brain injury is for life. This means for children and young people, whose brains are not fully developed things can be more intense and once the medical and therapeutic teams have discharged them, they may find themselves in a world where there is little understanding and life as they knew it is a distant memory.

CBIT’s support is unique as we provide help, information and bring families together so that their lived experiences can bring hope and confidence to each other.  Families are at the heart of our work with our ABI Coordinators supporting their needs. They are based across the country working in hospitals and in the community with strong links into education and social care.

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and our charity has faced many difficulties, with hospitals being under enormous pressure, and schools being closed.  We have had to move our service online to provide vital support online.  This has not been ideal, but it has proved to be effective and we have been able to utilise the power of social media in order to stay connected and to provide our specialist help when it has been most needed.

Demand on our service is high and unfortunately our fundraising efforts have had to take a completely different turn too, but with the help of supporters and the Birmingham Law Society, we have been able to raise much needed funds. Albeit differently.

The 70’s themed quiz which took place online on the 1st October was a fun packed evening of clever questions and great outfits.  We saw David Bowie, Abba, glitter girls, punks and lots of disco divas and Jon Travolta’s.  The effort everyone went to was fantastic and 6 rounds of questions led to a battle for the top spot.  Over 40 teams participated with enthusiasm and rapport.  The winning team was ‘Quizwas’, No5 Chambers.  Second place went to ‘I am Smarticus’, Higgs and Sons.  Best dressed team goes to ‘Boogie Knights’, Anthony Collins and Best dressed individual Natasha Alton, BTSS/Anthony Collins.

Special thanks to our Sponsors Landmark Information Group, 3PB Barristers and Wesleyan.  Thank you to No5 Chambers and TM Lewin for donating the winning prizes.

Inez Brown, President of the Birmingham Law Society 2020/21 and Trustee of our charity is working tirelessly to raise money for CBIT and we are so grateful to her and to the members for getting behind our charity in this difficult year.  We are looking forward to Glow Week 26th October where everyone can upload their ‘glowing’ photos and help us to create a virtual ‘Glowall’ to raise awareness of being seen and not hurt when the days draw in and the evenings are darker.

Thank you to the Birmingham Law Society for their fantastic support we are delighted that you are working with us. Together we have raised £1165 at this event.