Introduction by Annie Ricketts, Founder
It would be arrogant of me, at least by my way of thinking, to assert that all of this started with me. It didn’t. The energy of what we are doing here started with the experiences of millions of people who were struggling with brain injury long before I ever did.
Whilst I may not have consciously known this was happening – I have no doubt in my mind that I ‘knew’ on a quantum level that “experience is the mother of the recognition of compassion.” The type of experience isn’t really relevant – it is what you do with shared experiences that counts.
We have seen this global cultural change birthing slowly and gradually with people all working together – for one cause or another – to shift human understanding to another level. That we are a part of this – makes us a team more of time than of size.
What it comes down to is the inauguration and running of the not-for-profit business – ‘Global Brain Injury Awareness CIC.’
Paul Everist has also joined us. His role is to take care of the financial structure of the company and to provide on-going business support and accountancy and tax services.
Undercliff Accounting also provides many other services to individuals and small businesses.
It takes many minds to put a business together, and it then takes many more minds to preview the work, offer constructive feedback, and all from a stance of helping and giving. We have been blessed over and again, to have found just the right people, at just the right time. There are many people who have reviewed this site and helped.
I also tend to think in terms of equality – so, to my mind, no one is at the top of any structural pyramid – everyone is valued and this is what makes every idea important and means it is listened to.
We have a ‘flat’ system and it is up to individuals to inspire and be inspired.