We believe in breaking down barriers here at The Brain Charity and we want to try to enable people to live the life they want by providing the services that we do. We thought that for our 25th birthday we’d look at people who are changing people's perception of what disability is and how they’re using their public platform to break down barriers that still exist. So here’s our top 25 influencers who we think are pretty good at what they do!
Chris Wall has worked at the charity for all of its 25 years, changing roles quite a few times along the way, doing everything from building maintenance to room hire and conference co-ordinating to his present incarnation of Brain Charity Chef running our Brain Food Café.
Maureen Kelly was the person who managed the project of bringing the original version of The Brain Charity into being (or the Glaxo Neurological Centre as it was known then). She ran the centre for 21 years and shares some of her memories from the early days with us.
1993 was a pivotal year in Liverpool's neurological and charitable history - it was when The Brain Charity was born! To mark its 25th birthday, this article will journey through some key medical advancements that have taken place since that year and discuss what current and prospective advancements in the field might spell for The Brain Charity and its service users in the coming 25 years...