Bake parties are set to sweep the nation to raise vital funds for brain injury rehabilitation this March!
Keep calm and bake!
Get ready to raise some dough to support the life-changing work of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and help bake the world a better place!
Whisk up a bake party
Be part of this great event and organise a bake party to raise funds to support our neuro-rehabilitation services. So many lives are changed dramatically after serious brain injuries from stroke, road traffic accidents, falls and brain tumours. But with your help in the kitchen, we can give them hope and a better quality of life.
8 years and counting!
Dust off that apron and grab a rolling pin because it’s all happening ahead of National Brain Awareness Week 9-13th March. This year marks our 8th annual bake party fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years, raising vital funds for rehab and family support services across the country. It’s so much fun we know you can’t wait to do it again!
Join in the fun
You can register your own bake party here: https://www.abiireland.ie/bakeforbraininjury2020/
Or join our rehab teams and clients at one of our local services or locations near you:
- Limerick: 11th March, 11.30am-1.30pm, 66 Ballinvoher, Father Russell Road
- Meath: 20th March, 10am-1pm, Claremont Stadium, Navan
- Wexford: 11th March, 12pm-3pm, our clubhouse at Applegreen Station in Drinagh
- Kerry: 12th March, 1pm-3pm, Castleisland Resource Centre
- Clare: 7th March, 12pm-3pm, 12 Tracklands, Tobarteascain, Ennis
- Louth: 14th March, 2pm-4pm, Lisrath, Ballymakenny Road, Drogheda
- Sligo: 13th March, 10am-4pm, AIB Bank, Sligo
- Cavan: 3rd April, 12pm-3pm, Tierquin
- Laois: 25th March, 11am-1pm, Portlaoise Parish Centre
- Offaly: 22nd March, 11am-1pm, Teach Fáilte, Mountbolus
- 10th March, 10am-2pm, Supervalu Lucan
- 10th March, 11am-3pm, Side by Side Clubhouse, 13 Northumberland Ave, Dun Laoghaire
- 11th March, 10am-2pm, Parlickstown House, Mulhuddart
- 12th March, 1pm-3pm, 223 Rochestown Ave, Dun Laoghaire
- 12th March, 3pm-5pm, Saint Paul’s Parish Centre, Adelaide Road, Glenageary
- 12th March, 10.30am-12.30pm, Tymon Bawn Community Centre
Our Head of Fundraising Jonathan Power, said: “We’re looking for people to join in the fun and embrace the ‘flour power’ for our annual ‘Bake for Brain Injury’. Hosting a bake party or coffee morning between 9-13 March is a great excuse to catch up with friends at home, work or school while raising vital funds for our charity. Your support or donation will make a real difference to people who need our help after their lives are turned upside down after brain injury. Monies raised will go to support our local services so we can provide more personalised rehabilitation programmes to more brain injury survivors.”
Scale of brain injury
Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000 people acquire a brain injury. Nobody ever thinks a brain injury will happen to them but according to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland it happens to 52 people here every day.
Mr Power added: “Brain injury is a hidden phenomenon in Ireland often because many people with brain injuries have problems that people can’t see. That’s why our neuro-rehabilitation services are so important. We help people manage difficulties with memory, fatigue, judgement and we support them in relearning everyday activities to increase their independence. Thanks to the generous donations from events like this, we can help even more people get their lives back. To register your own bake party for this year please go to www.abiireland.ie/bake