JORDANSTOWN girl Sophie Hanvey has helped raise over £2,800 for the Child Brain Injury Trust and she presented a cheque to the charity this week.
Following a brain haemorrhage in December 2005 the charity played a major role in helping and supporting Sophie, who is now aged 19, readjust to life.
Extensive treatment meamt Sophie’s recovery was slow but eventually she was able to return to school, helped by a classroom assistant and the Child Brain Injury Trust.
As a thank you for their support, Sophie held a triathlon-style event in Ballyearl Leisure Centre last July and a quiz in the Ulster Transport Bowling Club in November to raise much needed funds.
Sophie raised £2,868.75 and presented a cheque for £2,890 to Nadia Magee of the charity.
Sophie thanked everyone who sponsored her and made donations towards this worthy cause, especially the staff and management of Vivo Essentials on Circular Road Jordanstown; Village Pharmacy, Whiteabbey; staff at Ballyearl Leisure Centre and the Ulster Transport Bowling Club in Jordanstown.
Sophie’s father Trevor said: “The Child Brain Injury Trust was a great support but it is not fully funded and relies a lot on donations and Sophie wanted to repay some of the help she received.”