For the past 25 years The Brain & Spinal Injury Charity AKA BASIC has provided invaluable services to patients and families following a brain or spinal injury. They are affiliated to the Greater Manchester Clinical Neuroscience Centre working closely with staff to ensure patients’ needs are met yet also support patients further afield on a national scale.
Essentially once the patient is discharged from hospital BASIC steps in to provide counselling information and support services. They also raise awareness of brain conditions and fundraise for research projects and technology.
Express Solicitors Partners And Management Team Attend Basic Ball
I recently had the pleasure of attending The Chequered Ball a fantastic event presented by BASIC and held at Lancashire County Cricket Club. Along with my wife and many of the Express Solicitors partners management team and their partners we filled a table at The Point venue at LCC along with 400 other guests.
The hospitality and entertainment was first rate and a great time was had by all. A centrepiece of the evening was the auctioning of some unique prizes including a haircut by celebrity hairdresser and BASIC patron Lee Stafford exclusive Breitling watches and luxury holidays.
Express Solicitors Partners Daniel Slade (left) and James Maxey pictured with their respective partners at the 2011 BASIC Ball.
Charity Auction Raises Money For BASIC
As the alcohol flowed so did the bids and under no little duress from my wife (!) I purchased a luxury spa holiday in Hampshire. Further nudging and ribpoking secured a Harry Potter print signed by members of the cast which I’m assured is an investment our young children will thank me for later in life (we shall see!).
In all seriousness though it was great to donate to such a worthwhile cause and all the guests attending did their bit to help BASIC who need around 9000pounds each week to sustain the level of services they currently supply.
Amidst all the decadence and glamour an individual who had suffered horrendous injuries in a very serious accident gave a speech. He detailed his experiences after being assisted throughout his rehabilitation by BASIC. It was incredibly moving reminding us guests why we were at the ball and just how vital BASIC’s work is.