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The Dover branch had a group discussion recently on ‘Compromise’.

The session started with a discussion on why a ‘win-win’ outcome is preferable to a ‘win-lose’ or ‘lose-lose’ outcome and how this business term relates to
personal relationships.

We then went on to discuss 5 everyday scenarios where opposing views can cause conflict. The focus on this was to encourage clients to look at different perspectives and see things from
another persons point of view. From this base of understanding, the clients were able to work out some possible compromise solutions. The clients were given a handout at the end which had some useful pointers on changing attitudes when in conflict with another person.

Do you find this to be an issue in your relationships?

How do you deal with scenarios with differing opinions that can cause conflict?

Feel free to discuss this over on our Facebook page, just click on the link below, we’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

Facebook – compromise post

Thanks to the idea and organisational skills of one client at Folkestone, a group of their fellow clients enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea whilst enjoying the sights on the Tenderden Steam Railway.

Being served with a selection of sandwiches, scones, tea and even miniature cakes afterwards, the clients thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon out dining in style on the old Tenterden Steam train.

From all the staff, volunteers and fellow clients…Thank you Darren!

On Saturday 2nd September, Headway House Folkestone once again held their annual Sponsored Walk along The Leas in Folkestone.

Record numbers of clients, family, carers, volunteers and staff members came together to raise awareness in their town.

After a gloomy start, the clouds disappeared and the sun shone down on all the walkers making for a beautiful afternoon walk.

The total sponsor money amount is yet to be counted up due to monies still being donated, but check out our facebook page for an update on the total soon!

Headway East Kent Facebook

                                                             

Well done Chris, raising an incredible £258!

Once again our Folkestone branch entered in to the Hythe Venetian Fete with their ‘Brain’ inspired float theme, with excellent results!

With the help and involvement of local artist Helen Easter ‘Brian the Brain’ was brought to life, after many weeks of work and preparation, over time from staff, and our amazing volunteers, clients also getting involved, this really was our most successful float to date.

Having entered for the third year since 2013 this years float brought amazing results for the Folkestone branch, receiving a 2nd place in their float class and WINNERS over all in the illuminated run!

  

 

Well done everyone!

 

This weekend, after a lot of hard work Reg Singleton, one of our Ashford clients, his wife Jan an our Day Centres Manager Paula Brown travelled to Pickering, Yorkshire for the official launch of our new ‘Headway Rose’.

Here is a snap shot of Reg and his wife Jan at RV Rogers Rose Nursery receiving the official certificate of authenticity for the rose.

A full story of Reg’s achievement written by KM News can be read by following the link below;

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/flower-named-after-brain-injury-128468/

Details on how to acquire your own Headway rose will be posted on our website at a later date.

Thanks Reg for all your hard work, and well done on achieving this amazing gift!

Yesterday some of the Thursday group at our Folkestone branch were invited along to a new cafe ’13cc’ that has recently started trading in Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, to sample some of their home made cakes.  With a group of 18 people co owners Zoe Bartlett and Suzanne Crowther certainly had their work cut out for them!
Headway East Kent as a whole feel it is very beneficial to be able to connect with and support local businesses within their communities, building business relationships is key in helping both businsses thrive and raising awareness for head injuries..
“It was really lovely, thank you soooo much xx” – Headway client comment on Facebook.

Check out their website: http://13cc.co.uk/

Cycle the UK’s flattest 50! Fundraising cycle challenge of varying distances.

Check out the link and sign up to join the fun!

http://www.channelrotarybikeride.org.uk/

 

After 6 years of organising our annual Gala Dinner here at Folkestone, we feel confident in saying this was our most popular, and most successful one to date.

With 136 guests in attendance on the night, from far and wide, we enjoyed a night of good food, speeches from those living first hand with the effects of a brain injury, as well as a quality auction with prizes from Manchester Utd Football team kindly donating a hand signed football, local artist Terry Anthony, Virgin Experiences, as well as resident client artists at Folkestone.  A quality raffle with many local businesses kindly donating prizes, and not forgetting the end of night disco provided by SuperSounds who also provided a fun photobooth for all the guests to let their hair down and enjoy.

   

With the incredible support and generosity of everyone on the night we raised an amazing £3,017.60!

We would like to also thank Face of Europe and the World for their continued support and never failing to amaze us an render us speechless with the amount they all raise.

Thank you everyone who joined us, and supported our event, we hope you can all join us next year!

Hats for Headway Day takes place during Action for Brain Injury Week on Friday 12th May 2017 and is a simple, fun, and easy way to raise money and just as importantly, raise awareness for brain injury survivors around the UK.

Action for Brain Injury Week, also known as ABI Week, is Headway’s main high-profile campaign. It’s a chance for our groups and branches, members and supporters across the country to join together and campaign to improve life after brain injury.

Here we have some photos of our supporters joining in with their #HatsForHeadway shots sent in to us, and not just from the UK, we have supporters from across the globe, its great even to see our four legged friends participating!

One being a great group shot from the construction workers from the tunelling section of the company Dragados UK working on the Bank Station project at present all wearing their safety hard hards we are pleased to see as we all know the construction industry can be a very high risk environment.

Keep up the good work raising awareness for Headway everyone!

 

On the 8th April 2017 at Headcorn Aerodrome, Lily Barnes, Day Centre Assistant at our Ashford branch, one of our newest members of staff, decided along with her brother Ollie and Uncle Chas, to do a charity Skydive, with monies raised being donated to Headway East Kent.

They successfully completed the jump and raised a fantastic £1500.00…well done guys!!