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17 May 2023 | Comment | Article by Ciaran McCabe

Hats for Headway 2023: Action for Brain Injury Week

This year, ‘Hats for Headway’ will be celebrated on Friday 19 May 2023.

Hats for Headway gives individuals the opportunity to wear a silly hat to raise awareness of brain injuries during Action for Brain Injury Week (ABI Week) and also to raise money for the charity.

Last year the Hugh James Serious Injury team and Court of Protection team in Cardiff filmed a fun video in place of a photo. We were delighted to be awarded the best group entry by Headway and we had a lot of fun pulling together the video.

This year, we challenged ourselves to go bigger, and we were excited to involve colleagues across our Cardiff, London and Manchester offices in one video. You will see from the video that it lasts 90 seconds which fits in with the theme of ABI week ‘Every 90 seconds’– sadly somebody is admitted to hospital every 90 seconds in the UK with a brain injury.

We will also be making a donation to Headway to support the terrific work the charity does day in day out.

If you’re on social media, please join us and share your picture with #HatsforHeadway to help raise awareness of brain injury.

For more information regarding the support and services offered by Headway, please visit:

The Hugh James National Serious Injury team specialises in supporting individuals who have suffered life changing injuries, to include brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

For more information regarding the work we do at Hugh James to support individuals and families after brain injury, please contact us on 02922 67 58 70 or [email protected]

Author bio

Ciaran McCabe


Ciaran McCabe is a Partner and joint head of the National Serious Injury Department. The department was awarded Claimant Catastrophic Injury Team of the year at the PI Awards in 2021. He has specialised for over 20 years in assisting both adults and children, through England and Wales, who have sustained life changing injuries to the brain, spinal cord and limb loss.

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