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We are delighted to announce that the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has awarded Headway Preston and Chorley a grant to continue the art project in 2019.
The art project has been running since 2012 and is very popular with clients at the Activity Day. It is especially beneficial to clients who may have problems expressing themselves, which is common after an acquired brain injury.
Course tutor, Laura Brown said, ‘we are very pleased that we have been awarded funding for 2019, which will allow us to buy much needed art materials and thank the Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation for their support.’
Using hospital admissions statistics, Headway UK has compiled the first dataset on all ABI-related hospital admissions in the UK. These include non-superficial head injuries, strokes, brain tumours, encephalitis, and a variety of additional conditions.
This is the first time a picture of incidence rates for all ABI in the UK has been published, with the figures highlighting a concerning growth in the number of people sustaining injuries to the brain each year.
There were 348,453 UK admissions to hospital with acquired brain injury in 2016-17. That is 531 admissions per 100,000 of the population.
There were approximately 954 ABI admissions per day to UK hospitals in 2016-17 – or one every 90 seconds.
Men are 1.5 times more likely than women to be admitted for head injury. However, female head injury admissions have risen 23% since 2005-6.
For the full report go to: https://www.headway.org.uk/about-brain-injury/further-information/statistics/
Please note Headway UK and Headway Preston and Chorley are separate charities.
Headway Preston and Chorley has been chosen as the Mayor’s charity by the newly elected Mayor, Councillor Trevor Hart and his daughter, Mayoress Sarah McAlea and family friend also as Mayoress, Laura King.
We are a charity very close to the Mayor’s heart, following the loss of his wife due to a Brain Tumour. He hopes to raise the profile and provide valuable support for us during his year as Mayor.
Sarah Charnley, Chair of Headway Preston and Chorley said, ‘we are thrilled to be chosen as the Mayor’s Charity 2018/2019 and we look forward to working with him on a number of projects which will benefit the residents of Preston and will also raise awareness of the effects of brain injury’.
Learn more about the Mayor:
The annual Sapphire Ball corporate fundraiser was a huge success again this year with £7382.00 raised for Headway Preston and Chorley.
Supported by local businesses and sponsors the ball has been held for the last 3 years at Marriott Hotel Preston.
Guests of Honour included the Mayor of Preston Councillor, Trevor Hart and his Mayoress Laura King and Headway Preston patron, Mr Graham Alexander.
Headline sponsors included JMW and Fletchers Solicitors. The event was also sponsored by Active Case Management,Glenn Slater Construction, TRU Rehabilitation, Nestor, Frenkel Topping and DMA Associates. Numerous other businesses donated prizes for the auction and raffle including Dewhurst Homes who donated an executive box at PNE.
Organiser Liz Bamber, Manager of Headway Preston and Chorley said, ‘we are very grateful to everyone who supported the Sapphire Ball this year. It is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year and keeps our front line services in operation for people with acquired brain injury and their families’.
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Its action for brain injury week and across the UK Headway groups and branches have organised events and initiatives to mark the week long campaign. At Headway Preston and Chorley we have our latest newsletter published today containing all the news from Lancashire and dates of our meetings. You can download your copy or if you would like a paper copy please email us at: email@example.com.
On Tuesday 15th May we are at the Chorley Drop In from 1pm – 3.30pm and welcome the Lancashire Historical Society speaking about family history.
Wednesday 16th May we are invited to the new Mayor making ceremony as we are his nominated charity of the year 2018/2019.
Wednesday 16th May we are also at the ABI service at Guild Lodge for their conference ‘A new me’.
The week culminates with the Headway Preston and Chorley Sapphire Ball a major corporate fundraiser for the charity.
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We are pleased to announce new dates for the Walking for Mind and Body project. The walks are open to adults with acquired brain injury, their carers or a family member. More details here: