Hatch Benner Solicitors on Norwich’s Theatre Street collaborated with their long-term community partner, the brain injury charity Headway Norfolk and Waveney, to present the “Art Matters” art auction to raise money in support of people with traumatic and acquired brain injury.
Held in the historic Noverre Gallery at The Assembly House, the “Art Matters” charity auction welcomed dozens of attendees to bid on the fantastic collection of art pieces donated by local artists - raising funds in aid of Headway Norfolk and Waveney.
Local artist and auctioneer, Chris Hann, sourced and catalogued the artwork from over 150 UK artists, predominantly Norfolk-based.
“The generosity of the artists has been astounding. We received a phenomenal variety of art ranging from modern pieces, sculptures, Norwich and Norfolk landscapes, textiles and pottery. All the artists contacted for a donation were more than happy to help support the fundraising efforts of Headway Norfolk and Waveney,” commented Chris Hann.
The auction raised nearly £5,000 for the charity which will help with their mission to raise awareness of brain injury and reduce incidences, support people with brain injuries and their relatives/carers and improve the approaches to brain injury including screening, care and rehabilitation.
Michael Kitching, the recently appointed Chief Executive of Headway Norfolk and Waveney commented: “We’d like to extend our thanks to Hatch Brenner for supporting the charity art auction, “Art Matters”. The past couple of years have been tough for charities and our clients in the community. As restrictions lighten and the vaccine rollout goes from strength to strength, we welcome back our calendar of face-to-face events starting with the amazing turnout for the art auction. The collaboration with Hatch Brenner has been a wonderful fundraiser and helps to spread awareness of our work within the community and further afield.”
Colin Cook, Hatch Brenner Partner, Brain Injury Specialist Solicitor and Headway NW Trustee said, “We are delighted to be supporting Headway and continuing our long-standing partnership. This auction has demonstrated the significance of the charity to the community with so many donations from local artists, and the bidders on the night, helping to raise a fantastic £4,700. Having referred many of my clients to the charity, I have seen how vital Headway’s work is in supporting clients who have suffered an acquired brain injury once they return to their homes. The process of readjusting to life after a brain injury is a long one, and the work of Headway is vital in aiding the rehabilitation process”.
If you, or someone close to you, has experienced a traumatic brain injury and you think you have a claim, contact our expert and trusted brain injury specialist solicitors today on 01603 880611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.