"I am not a legend or a hero, I do not slay dragons, I do not do any of the things that a real hero can. But I can make things better, one day at a time... "
Neuroscience is a rapidly evolving field, with medics and researchers making astounding discoveries and innovations on neuronal mechanisms and the diseases associated with them.
However, we must always remember the individuals this research is for. Just as the neuron adapts, responds, and forges new connections, our lives are equally as dynamic and interconnected; we are all in some way or another, one. Therefore, KCL NeuroSoc believes that we should further help by supporting charities that stand with us in giving everyone an equal and fulfilled life.
Throughout the year we will be hosting fundraisers and attending some of the events organised by our selected charities. We hope to see as many of you as possible!
Our Selected Charities
Child Brain Injury Trust
Each year, 1.4 million people attend emergency departments in England and Wales with a recent head injury; between 33% to 50% of these are children aged under 15 years .
The Child Brain Injury Trust helps to provide support for children who have acquired a brain injury by bridging the gap between health care professionals and families
They work by:
Providing virtual and face to face brain injury support by working with companies who have proven their support for children with brain injuries
Increasing accessibility to health care professionals specialising in brain injury rehabilitation all across the UK
Establishing a network of legal partners who can assist in obtaining welfare benefits or compensation
Motor Neurone Disease
The MND Association was founded in 1979 by a group of volunteers with experience of living with or caring for someone with MND. We are the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on MND care, research and campaigning.
They improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
Funding and promoting research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
Campaigning and raising awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.