Maxine and Louise are the co-founders of After Matters, which is a home grown charity established by the two mums at the end of 2021, to provide inclusion, support and signpost sources of help for young brain injury survivors (aged 16-25) and their families.
The two mums have a very personal reason for setting up the charity as they met when their sons, aged 17 and 18, at the time, were rushed into the same hospital (Salford Royal Hospital) for emergency lifesaving surgery after sustaining traumatic brain injuries in separate, unrelated incidents.
After leaving hospital, the boy’s recovery journeys were a difficult and lonely time for both families, emotionally and also in terms of trying to get help and therapy for their sons, which was still much needed as part of their recovery process. Maxine and Louise kept in touch with each other, supporting each other through difficult days and also sharing sources of help with each other for their sons. They came to realise that there appeared to be a gap in aftercare for that transitional age group of 16-25 and from this realisation, the idea was born to set up a support group. They didn’t want other families to struggle to access services and resources as they had. They want to help by signposting people in the right direction for help, or just speak with another parent and provide emotional support where they can. In homage to their sons Aidan and Matthew, the mums used their initials for the support group name: After Matters.
After Matters are extremely thankful to all of our supporters who help us and enable us to continue our work in helping young brain injury survivors and their families.
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Action Together Rochdale have provided invaluable support, advice and funding in helping After Matters to get established, with specialist advice and training for our trustees.
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Our Manchester branch has chosen After Matters as our charity partner for the remainder of 2022, where we will be supporting the charity via fundraising events, to help provide funding that we understand is key, in enabling their young survivors to achieve their best possible recovery.
We are grateful for the support from each and every one of you that has donated and fundraised to help us grow. Find out more about the transformational support we have received so far: