TBI Survivor hosts A Night In Wonder

On Friday 29th July, a Canadian survivor of traumatic brain injury will be hosting an Alice in Wonderland themed cocktail party to raise funds for the Royal London Hospital major trauma centre.

Ashley Dunkley was a former competitive figure skater in Ottawa, before an accident that left her with a brain injury transformed her life.  During her recovery, she became aware that many survivors of traumatic injury did not get the rehabilitation and other support they needed because they couldn't afford afford to pay for additional services.

Ashley comments: "Pain doesn't go away when the government or insurance companies tell you it does, it only subsides with treatment. Unfortunately, treatment costs money, money that many people don’t have, it really is heart breaking."

This awareness has inspired her to set up her own charity Hearts for Health to help people get the treatment they need to recover from serious injury.

As well as fundraising for her own charity, Ashley is also helping trauma survivors in the UK while she studies law in Northampton.

On Friday 29th July, she is holding A Night In Wonder black-tie cocktail party at Revolution Square London to raise money for the Major Trauma Centre at the Royal London Hospital, supported by Barts Charity

The event will also feature Ella Dove, who lost her leg in a freak running accident. Ella will be speaking about the great care she received at the Royal London Hospital trauma centre and promoting her new book Five Steps to Happy which is about recovering from trauma. Ella has also provided inspirational videos and tips for the AfterTrauma recovery app.

You can find out more about Ashley here, and buy tickets for the event here.


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