British Institute for Brain Injured Children


Special Children, Special Challenges


BIBIC (British Institute for Brain Injured Children), a national charity based in Somerset, is offering people from Exmoor the opportunity of a lifetime while helping children with neurological conditions. 

BIBIC has been in existence for over 30 years. They work with children with learning difficulties arising from conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, traumatic brain injury and specific learning difficulties such as attention deficits hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia and dyspraxia.




BIBIC are looking for adventurous people to take up a “Challenge Event” in 2004 – they can organise a trip to Everest Base Camp, following the Inca Trail in Peru or walk the Great Wall of China.  If none of these appeal, don’t worry, BIBIC can tailor-make a Challenge Event to your requirements. 


Murray Horton (pictured) chose to participate in the Inca Trail as a thank you to BIBIC for helping their adopted son Callum.  He raised £4,000 – well over the sponsorship target!


“The Inca Trail Trek was fantastic,” commented Murray, “The opportunity to see such amazing sights whilst raising much-needed funds for BIBIC was too good to miss!  Callum has benefited from BIBIC’s help so much and I am glad I could help them in this way”.


Murray and his wife, Beryl, fostered Callum when he was a few weeks old, despite being told that he would never respond to their touch or voice, would not live beyond a few months and would always be tube fed.  Callum, who has cerebral palsy, is now 8 years old and has been adopted by the Hortons. 


He has not only survived but thrived.






Think you’re a highflyer?  Then take on our Skydive Challenge and jump from a plane at 10,000 ft !


We can arrange a tandem skydive or static line jump at an airfield near you.  All we ask is that you raise sponsorship for BIBIC!


Dave Hudson, pictured above, did a skydive - and enjoyed it so much he plans to jump again!  “I’m a roofer by trade, so the height doesn’t worry me!" comments Dave, “I can honestly say the Skydive Challenge was the best thing I have experienced since the birth of my daughter.” 


BIBIC offers practical help to families caring for children with brain injuries and affected by sensory, motor, communication, social or learning difficulties. An individually tailored therapy programme is devised for the family to continue at home, meaning the child receives effective help every day. The charity relies entirely on public donations to continue its work and desperately needs to raise money to help more families.


Pete Simon, Fundraising Manager said “The opportunities are endless, we can offer anything from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, to a bike ride from Havana to Trinidad.  This is a great way to see some amazing sights and help us to continue our vital work with children and their families.”



Contact:           Sasha Godfrey

Phone:             01278 684060