Happy New Year 2018

Happy New 2018

To all our members, supporters, sponsors and volunteers we wish you a happy and healthy New Year and we look forward to supporting you and working with you over the next 12 months.

2017 has seen a rise in referrals to Headway Preston and Chorley which has meant more work but we have risen to the challenge. The charity has grown further supporting over 400 families affected by acquired brain injury and helping them to deal with the practical issues that arise after serious injury.

We have also seen the best fundraising income since we started in 2010 thanks to our sponsors and individual donors and we could not continue without their support.

2018 will begin with some new and exciting  partnership working which will be good for the charity and extend our services so we are better equipped to support newly injured adults throughout 2018 and beyond. 

Tippings Christmas Lights Fundraiser 2017

The Tippings family are supporting the following charities this year for their Christmas Lights Extravaganza Fundraiser and Headway Preston and Chorley is proud to be named as one of the beneficiaries.If you would like to support Mark and Nicola in their extraordinary fundraising efforts, come along to number 1 Valentines Meadow Cottam PR4 0LF and DONATE!. Its is actually magical!

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TBS’s Local Charity Partner 2017-2018

Headwtsb_logo,0ay Preston and Chorley has been chosen as the TSB’s Local Charity Partner for 2017-2018. We will be supported by 2 branches in Preston, TSB Lancaster Road and TSB Fishergate and staff will be finding ways to raise funds for us over the next 12 months.

Laura Brown, Volunteer and Events Coordinator met the TSB team last week. Laura said, “We are delighted that TSB has chosen us as their local charity partner and very much  look forward to working with them on some joint fundraising events over the coming months”.

HRH Prince Harry launches Brain Injury ID card

HRH Prince Harry is to launch Headway’s Brain Injury Identity Card. The card has many uses but its main purpose is to ensure brain injury survivors are given appropriate support should they come into contact with the criminal justice system.

The card also has the additional benefit of breaking down social exclusion, with card holders having renewed confidence in the knowledge that they can easily explain their support needs should they require assistance in everyday situations.

Liz Bamber, Manager of Headway Preston and Chorley said, “We are delighted that Prince Harry has generously agreed to support this important project. The hidden effects of brain injury can often lead to misunderstandings and difficulties for survivors. Symptoms such as slurred speech or an unsteady gait, make it difficult to explain the effects of their brain injury”.Prince-Harry_copyright-Kensington-Palace-208x300

The launch will take place at the home of Headway Suffolk, which is part of the charity’s network of around 130 groups and branches across the UK, on Thursday 20 July.

2017 Country Charity Event

We have been chosen as one of the charities benefitting from the 2017 Country Charity Event on Saturday 24th June in Woodplumpton. We will be there on the day, which hopes to be a fantastic event. Thanks to Toplands and all sponsors and organisers.

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Hats for Headway Day

As part of Action for Brain Injury week 2017, Hats for Headway Day is being held in the Fishergate Centre Preston from 10am – 3pm on Friday 12th May. Come along and show your support, wear one of our wacky hats and take a selfie – remember to tell everyone you are supporting Hats for Headway Day!Hats 4 Headway Preston & Chorley 2017.pub

Sapphire Ball raises £7000

Headway Preston and Chorley Trustees and staff are delighted that the ball held on 18th March 2017 at the Marriott Preston raised £7000.00. We would like to thank all involved and the headline sponsors of the event JMW and Fletchers Solicitors.

Liz Bamber charity manager said, ” organising an event of this size is hard work but we are all delighted with the result and thank everyone who donated prizes, supported the event through sponsorship and bought tickets. We are planning next years ball and will announce the date very soon”.

Waitrose awards Headway P&C £300.00

Waitrose supermarket in Walton Le Dale has awarded Waitrose_Logo.svg£300.00 to Headway Preston and Chorley under its Community Matters scheme.

Since its launch in 2008, the scheme has donated £14 million to local charities chosen by its customers. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month every Waitrose branch donates £1,000 (£500 in Convenience shops) between 3 local good causes.

Liz Bamber Charity manager said, ‘we are thrilled to be chosen by Waitrose customers as it shows we are making a difference locally to people who have suffered a brain injury. When I collected the cheque on Saturday 4th February, I was amazed at the amount awarded and on behalf of all of us, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for Headway Preston and Chorley’.