A brain injuries support centre has been opened at Wilberforce Health Centre in Hull.
Paul Spence, from Hull, was the victim of an attack in a bar in Hull city centre in 2012, from which he suffered a brain heamorrhage.
Since then Paul has set up a charity called Paul For Brain Recovery and has raised a staggering £50 000, which has allowed him to set up the centre.
The centre provides support and guidance for people and families who have been affected by brain injuries.
More than 3 thousand patients have been seen at East Yorkshire hospitals in the last 2 years with traumatic brain injuries, and with concussion becoming a more prevalent issue in sport, centres like this can only help the progress of victims, and help them return to the world of sport.
With talk of tackling being taken out of rugby at schools and an increase in concussion cases within the sport by 60% in the last year this issue is a serious one, and support centres like Paul Spence’s will give councelling, advice and hope to people and families who suffer severe damage from these sporting injuries.
The support centre will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information on the centre go to www.paulmybrainrecovery.co.uk.