Art fair by survivors of brain injury raises almost £5,000 for Haggerston charity

Sam Jevon, 51, started doing art after a brain injury after sustaining a brain injury in a car ac

Sam Jevon, 51, started doing art after a brain injury after sustaining a brain injury in a car accident which affected her speech, dexterity, eyesight and balance. Picture: Osbornes Law - Credit: Osbornes Law

An art fair featuring the work of people who have suffered brain injuries raised £4,814 for Haggerston-based charity Headway East London on Thursday.

The art fair raised almost £5000 for charity. Picture: Osbornes Law

The art fair raised almost £5000 for charity. Picture: Osbornes Law - Credit: Osbornes Law

Camden artist Tony Brooks, 52, was hit by a car on his way home from school as a teenager and survived a brain injury which affected his mobility, speech, and vision.

He began drawing when he became a member of Headway East London.

Tony said: "My artwork helps me to concentrate and control my hand. I like to draw horses and animals."

He sells his artwork and said: "It gives me some independence, pride and confidence to do something for myself as I can't do much else."

Osbornes law has worked with the Haggerston-based charity for several years. Picture: Osbornes Law

Osbornes law has worked with the Haggerston-based charity for several years. Picture: Osbornes Law - Credit: Osbornes Law

The art fair took place at the Camden offices of London Law firm Osbornes Law.

Stuart Kightley, managing partner, said it was a pleasure to host the event: "Our personal injury team have worked with Headway East London for a number of years and we have seen how empowering art is for many who have suffered a brain injury."

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Charity Headway East London works across 13 London boroughs to support people affected by brain inju

Charity Headway East London works across 13 London boroughs to support people affected by brain injury and offers members the chance to get involved in art, cooking and writing projects. Picture: Osbornes Law - Credit: Osbornes Law

Camden artist Tony Brooks, 52. Picture: Headway East London

Camden artist Tony Brooks, 52. Picture: Headway East London - Credit: Headway East London

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