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Brain Injury Group Donates £3,000 to Local Services

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The South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG) has announced donations to two local health boards, giving £1,000 each to Neath Port Talbot Neuro Rehabilitation Unit and the Community Brain Injury Services at Swansea Bay and Hywel Dda University Health Boards.

This funding boost for the health boards comes from the profits earned at the SWWBIG conferences in 2022 and 2023, which were organised and sponsored by JCP Solicitors and co-sponsored by Fieldbay (part of the ivolve Care & Support group). 

The conferences, which have taken place annually since 2011, provide an opportunity for individuals and families affected by brain injury, as well as healthcare professionals, charities, students and researchers across South West Wales to come together and explore the critical stages of survival and recovery.

The 2022 and 2023 conferences each welcomed around 200 attendees and raised £3,000 in excess funds. The committee, made up of healthcare workers and practitioners in the field of brain injury, voted to donate to the brain injury services in their local health boards, ensuring that the funds can be used to assist the brain injury community in South West Wales in the best way possible.

Suzanna Charles, Chair of SWWBIG said: “The South West Wales Brain Injury Conferences are always a huge success, as we are able to facilitate important conversations for professionals working in the field and offer support.

“What is more, the conferences raise vital funds which will go towards providing ongoing rehabilitation for those affected by brain injury. We are proud to provide this additional funding which will have a direct, positive impact on brain injury survivors in our local area.

“The journey through rehabilitation is different for everyone, and it is so important to have a supportive network of healthcare professionals and experts to guide patients while listening to their individual needs.”

The main objective of the South West Wales Brain Injury Group is to provide a forum for individuals with an interest in acquired brain injury, to educate and encourage development and dissemination of good practice.

JCP Solicitors has played a pivotal role in the South West Wales Brain Injury Group (SWWBIG). Mei Li, Director and Head of Catastrophic Injury at JCP Solicitors, is Secretary of SWWBIG alongside Amy Seppman, Marketing Director at JCP Solicitors, who serves as the Events Coordinator. JCP Solicitors takes pride in its ongoing support of brain injury services in South West Wales through its active participation in SWWBIG.

For more information on SWWBIG or to register your interest to attend the conference in 2024, please visit

(Left to right: Mei Li, Director & Head of Catastrophic Injury at JCP Solicitors and Secretary of SWWBIG, Suzanna Charles, Team Coordinator of the Brain Injury Service at Swansea Bay Health Board and Chair of SWWBIG, Paula Lewis, Managing Director of Fieldbay and Sponsorship Coordinator of SWWBIG)