Brainwave is a national children’s charity with three Centres in Bridgwater, Somerset , Witham, Essex and Birchwood in Cheshire. Every year in this country thousands of children become brain injured, either through birth trauma, accident, genetic conditions or chromosome abnormality.
Brainwave helps such children to become as independent as they possibly can and through the Brainwave Programme many children learn to crawl, walk and talk and achieve milestones their parents never believed possible.
Press Releases for Brainwave
Dashing Santas get set to raise money for children’s charity Brainwave
In the heart of London something is stirring as people get ready to don Santa suits and…a pair of running shoes! Preparation is under way for the Brainwave Santa Dash when hundreds of Santas will be running through the streets of Central London on the evening of 10 December to raise funds for children’s charity Brainwave. Brainwave works with families to deliver individual, home-based therapy and exercises for children with disabilities and Developmental Delay to help them reach their full potential. This can be anything from walking to feeding themselves. By working with parents, giving them relevant therapy equipment and teaching them correct skills, they are empowered to actively participate in their child’s development
Release Date: 23rd October 2013
Fundraising Clay Pigeon Shoot with Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner Charlotte Kerwood supports children’s charity Brainwave
Businesses and individuals are being invited to a fundraising clay pigeon shoot on the Duke and Duchess of Westminster’s spectacular Eaton Estate and money raised will go to Brainwave, a children’s charity with Centres in Cheshire, Essex and Somerset. Brainwave’s 4th Annual Clay Pigeon Shooting event will take place on Thursday 26th September 2013.
Release Date: 16th August 2013
Former England cricketer Mike Gatting OBE to host fundraising evening for Somerset based children’s charity Brainwave
Cricket fans following England’s current progress in the 2013 Ashes will soon have the opportunity to spend an evening in the company of one of England’s greatest cricketers and the new President of the MCC as well as lending support to a children’s charity at the same time.
Release Date: 29th July 2013
Family seeks help from charity Brainwave after pregnancy rash led to unborn baby contracting meningitis which resulted in CP
When Manchester mum Vickie Birtwistle developed a strange rash during pregnancy she assumed she had been bitten by an insect. What she couldn’t have known was that she had contracted HSV-1, the cold sore virus, and that this would cross the placenta and give her unborn child, Lucas, meningitis. Lucas is celebrating his sixth birthday on 30 July and will take real pride in putting on his Man Utd football strip – seemingly an everyday action but one that holds particular significance for the little boy as the severe fitting which resulted from meningitis led to some damage to his brain and an eventual diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. Vickie explains that until Lucas visited the charity Brainwave, based in Warrington, he found getting dressed very difficult.
Release Date: 15th July 2013
How Olly Murs TV Deal or No Deal helped Cornish family find the help they needed for four year old Phoebe
A TV programme featuring Brainwave patron and singer Olly Murs raising money for the charity helped a Cornish family who felt there was nowhere else to turn when their daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at just 18 months old.
Release Date: 11th July 2013
Premier League footballer Steven Gerrard takes time out to visit children’s charity Brainwave
Liverpool Premier League footballer Steven Gerrard MBE took time out of his busy schedule to visit children’s charity Brainwave North West Centre causing great excitement among staff and families as he toured the North West Centre which helps families with children who have Development Delay, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Downs syndrome. Steven met two of the Brainwave families, both from Warrington that he is sponsoring through the charity’s Guardian Scheme.
Release Date: 22nd May 2013
Celebrate 50 years of Bond and enter the Brainwave Walk for Kids - 16th July 2013
London based companies, organisations and individuals are being asked to take part in the London Brainwave Walk for Kids, raising funds for children’s charity Brainwave. The fundraising event is adopting a very glamorous James Bond theme for its charity treasure hunt taking place at 5.30pm on 16 July, Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH.
Release Date: 13th May 2013
Royal visitor will see cheque presented to children’s charity Brainwave at Inner Wheel Association Conference in Plymouth
HRH, The Countess of Wessex GCVO will attend the National Conference of the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland on 23 April at the Plymouth Pavilions where she will see President of Inner Wheel, Dr Sheila Halliday-Pegg present a cheque to Brainwave CEO Phil Edge to mark the adoption of Brainwave as its Charity of the Year.
Release Date: 17th April 2013
Children’s Charity Brainwave receives £10,000 from Taunton Round Table
Somerset-based charity Brainwave was delighted to play host to some of the members of Taunton Round Table on Friday 22 March when the organisation visited the charity to hand over a huge cheque for £10,000. Taunton Round Table raised the £10,000 by holding a dinner in Taunton in November 2012. Over 400 people attended and the speaker was Peter Shilton ex-England International who gave a witty speech about his days playing for England and his many clubs including Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough when they won the European Cup twice. There was a raffle and an auction and Peter also supplied copies of his autobiography and other signed items to help raise the money
Release Date: 25th March 2013
Two year old son of Army Commando takes great steps forward thanks to children’s charity Brainwave
Two and a half year old Elijah, son of two British Armed Forces personnel based in Plymouth, has made his parents proud with the progress he has made since attending Brainwave in September 2012. Before the family turned to Brainwave, Elijah was unable to walk unaided and was not reaching his developmental milestones.
Release Date: 4th March 2013
Bath toddler born with unique condition makes great progress thanks to children’s charity Brainwave
Toddler Benjamin from Bath really is a unique little boy. He was born missing a significant part of a chromosome in such a rare area that no one else in the world is thought to have this deletion and as a result his parents have turned to children’s charity Brainwave to help Benjamin overcome some of the problems that have arisen as a result of his condition.
Release Date: 1st March 2013
A recipe for success
Chef Aiden Byrne, and his wife to be, Sarah Broadley have very kindly nominated Children’s Charity Brainwave, as their Charity of the Year for The Church Green British Grill Restaurant based in Lymm. They will be raising funds for Brainwave’s North West Centre based in Warrington.
Release Date: 18th February 2013
National children’s charity Brainwave celebrates 10 years of royal patronage
Ten years ago in February 2003 HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO agreed to become President of children’s charity Brainwave. The charity works with families to deliver home based individual therapies and exercises to help children with disabilities and Developmental Delay reach their full potential.
Release Date: 13th February 2013
Dashing Santas raise £thousands for Children’s Charity Brainwave
Runners from all over the country braved the wet weather to take part in the third Brainwave 5k Santa Dash and accompanying 1k parade to raise an estimated £8K for the charity which provides therapy programmes for children with disabilities such as autism and cerebral palsy.
Release Date: 13th December 2012
Waterloo Road TV star to become Ambassador for national children’s charity Brainwave
Actor Ben Ryan Davies, who plays Ronan Burley in BBC TV’s popular drama Waterloo Road, is helping children’s charity Brainwave celebrate its 30th birthday year by agreeing to become its North West Ambassador.
Release Date: 7th December 2012
Agusta Westland and Veolia volunteers celebrate two weeks of hard work in support of children’s charity Brainwave
Somerset based Agusta Westland recently organised over 30 volunteers from Veolia Environmental Services to help children’s charity Brainwave with some essential site maintenance and clearing of ground for the charity’s popular Trim Trail.
Release Date: 12th October 2012
Fundraising Bollywood Ball will raise money for children’s charity Brainwave
Businesses and individuals are being urged to support a fundraising Bollywood Dinner which is being held at the Hotel Russell, London on 10 October and will include the auction of an Albert Square plaque signed by the cast of Eastenders! The event is being held in aid of children’s charity Brainwave
Release Date: 10th August 2012
Fundraising Clay Pigeon Shoot will raise money for children’s charity Brainwave
Businesses and individuals are being urged to support a fundraising Clay Pigeon Shoot which is being held at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, Pangbourne, near Reading on 19 September starting at 9.15am. The event is being held in aid of children’s charity Brainwave which supports children with disabilities.
Release Date: 13th July 2012
London’s Brainwave Walk for Kids raises funds to support two disabled children on Programme for a year
On 21 June London based companies got together to take part in a 5km treasure hunt around London raising enough funds to sponsor two children from the charity Brainwave for an entire year. Brainwave delivers home-based therapy programmes to children with a range of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Downs, Autism and Development Delay.
Release Date: 22nd June 2012
Former Eastenders’ star ensures Brainwave gets Albert Square bonus
Cheryl Fergison (who played Heather Trott in Eastenders) took time out recently from a busy work schedule to present an Eastenders ‘Albert Square’ street plaque signed by all the cast from the popular soap to Brainwave children’s charity at Chislehurst Golf Club. The street plaque will be auctioned at Brainwave’s fundraising London Bollywood Dinner that marks the 30th Anniversary of the charity and will be held on Wednesday 10 October at The Hotel Russell.
Release Date: 7th June 2012
40 cyclists to ride 220 miles to raise funds for children’s charity Brainwave
A photo shoot will take place at 9.30am on the 22 June at Bridgewater Place, Birchwood Park with the whole team of cyclists
Release Date: 6th June 2012
Children’s Charity partners with forgottenmobile.com to help raise money through mobile phone recycling
Mobile phone recycling company forgottenmobile.com is proud to announce its partnership with Brainwave, a charity that works with families to deliver individual home based therapies and exercises that help children, with disabilities and development delay, reach their full potential.
Release Date: 23rd May 2012
Enter the Brainwave Walk for Kids - 20th June 2012
It’s the London On Stage & Screen 5K Sponsored Charity Treasure Hunt!
Release Date: 1st May 2012
Royal visit to Bridgwater marks Brainwave’s 30th Anniversary
HRH The Countess of Wessex will visit the children’s charity, Brainwave, on Thursday 10 May at its South West Centre in Bridgwater, Somerset.
Release Date: 1st May 2012
PETTY’S PLEDGES ITS SUPPORT TO BRAINWAVE CHARITY
Having cemented its footing in Preston, Petty’s has been approached to help Brainwave develop their presence in the north of Lancashire, assisting in not only providing property advice but bringing the business community together by hosting a number of charity lunches for premiere professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners to raise vital funds for this worthy cause.
Release Date: 30th April 2012
Olly’s No Deal is a great Deal for Brainwave
Children’s charity Brainwave is delighted to announce that following its Patron singer Olly Murs’s performance on the Channel 4 Show “Celebrity Deal or No Deal” which resulted in him raising the sum of 50 pence after a disastrous run with the legendary boxes, Olly has made a personal donation of £5,000 to support the charity’s work with children who have disabilities and Development Delay.
Release Date: 23rd April 2012
Simple as……a Cupcake Brainwave Bake!
To celebrate a 30th birthday what could be more appropriate than a cake, and when it comes to fundraising, one cake is never enough! To celebrate its 30th birthday in 2012 children’s charity Brainwave is launching a year long Cupcake Bake fundraiser backed by TV celebrity chef Simon Rimmer who has produced a special recipe for the occasion.
Release Date: 15th February 2012
Brainwave announces new CEO for its 30th Birthday
Children’s charity Brainwave has announced a change at the top. Phil Edge, who was previously Brainwave’s Head of Therapy, has taken over as Chief Executive Officer. Phil will take the helm from 1 December and brings to the role a combination of continuity and widespread experience, having been with the Charity for 25 years.
Release Date: 30th November 2011
It’s a delight to work with Jane. Her proactivity and willingness to do the very best she can for Brainwave has been a tremendous aid in helping us raise our profile. Despite the fact we are not her biggest client, she always makes us feel special.