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"FABIS can make dreams come true"

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Front Row, Peter Hines, Cllr Clare Apel, Chris Hiles and Adam Hadwen

Peter Hines and Chris Wood, founder members of FABIS (Friends of Acquired Brain Injury Survivors) would like to invite ABI survivors living in the Chichester area to a free dinner at the Earl of March Pub, Lavant Rd, Chichester PO18 0BQ on Monday 26th February 2024 commencing at 7p.m. The inaugural dinner is to mark the first year of FABIS operating in the Chichester area.

If you wish to make a reservation please contact FABIS by e-mail or telephone. You can find the contact details on the contact page.

Loneliness is a particularly acute problem amongst the ABI community. FABIS was created to help overcome this loneliness by the provision of social events and holidays. These are activities are free to those ABI survivors who live solely on benefits in the Chichester area. A sympathetic approach is also taken to those with incomes above state benefits.

FABIS is unique in that it is the only charity providing support to ABI survivors in the Chichester area, by means of free holidays and free social events. An outline programme of events is in the pipeline, but the trustees are keen to work with FABIS members to provide them with the activities they want.

Peter Hines an ABI survivor says:

“When someone said how lonely he felt during lockdown , I replied “Welcome to My World!” For the first time in a long while, FABIS has given me hope for the future. As a founder member of FABIS, I am keen to share wonderful events and holidays for those living with an ABI in the Chichester area. FABIS can make dreams come true”

I am delighted that FABIS has chosen the Earl of March for their inaugural dinner” says Owner/Landlord Adam Hadwen. “I aim to support FABIS with inclusive free cooking demonstrations for FABIS members to demonstrate how healthy, nutritious food can be produced on a tight budget. Of course, they get to eat what they create afterwards.

The Chairman of Chichester District Council, Cllr Clare Apel, comments:

FABIS will bring joy and hope to those who have sustained an ABI. Someone somewhere in the UK sustains an ABI every 90 seconds, yet it remains a largely unknown condition. The lives of those who sustain an ABI and those around them are changed forever. FABIS offers a lifeline to such families. It is a wonderful and unique charity operating in the Chichester District. I wish FABIS all good fortune in its inaugural operational year

If you or a loved one has been affected by a brain injury and would like to see what support you could get from us. Please do not hesistate to reach out via our contact us page