ABI related hospital admissions

Using hospital admissions statistics, Headway UK has compiled brain-injury-stats-2018-brainthe 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.

Key findings:

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 is Mayoral Charity

Headway Preston and Chorley has been chosen as the Mayor’s charity by the newly electedTrevor Hart 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:



Sapphire Ball raises £7382.00

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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’.

Action for Brain Injury Week 2018

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 pleaHeadway Preston and Chorley Newsletter 16se email us at: services@headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk.

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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General Data Protection Regulations

There are updated general data protection regulations being introduced at the end of May 2018. As a  Headway Preston and Chorley member we believe it is in your legitimate interests to hear about our community meeting dates, news and our latest publications so we will send you regular emails and leaflets to keep you updated. If you want to unsubscribe, you can do so at any time by contacting us on 01772 791460, by text to 07557123493 (leave your name and address) or by email to services@headwayprestonandchorley.org.uk

We never pass your information to any third party or disclose any of your information without your consent.

Read more about GDPR here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/general-data-protection-regulation-call-for-views


The Tipping family raises £2087.50 for HWP&C

Mark and Nicola Tipping raised over £8000.00 from their Christmas fundraiser and New Year 2018 wishing well. Headway Preston and Chorley was one of their four chosen charities to benefit tippingsand was awarded £2087.50 on 26th January 2018. The other 3 were Rosemere Cancer, Derian House and Jordan Grant Memorial Fund.

Mark Tipping said, We would just like to thank all those people that supported us and those that made some very generous donations for our Christmas Lights Display.

This year we made a fantastic £8,300.00 to go towards helping the 4 fantastic charities we support.

We hope to see you again in December 2018.


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”.