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On the 29th March, the Folkestone team organised and hosted their first ever Ladies night fundraising event and what an amazing night it turned out to be!

Over 60 lovely ladies attended the evening, and there were lots of items on offer with so many kind donations of new and pre-loved designer clothing and accessories with something to suit everyone’s taste, prosecco on arrival, table platters, dress auction and a quality raffle, the night exceeded everyone’s expectations, much to our delight.

Thank you so much to everyone who came, to the lovely ladies who modelled our auction items, and for all those who donated items and helped out, all of which helped make the night a HUGE success, so much so that we have already pencilled in a date for our next one!  So ladies, for those who would like to join us again, our next ladies night will be on Saturday 9th November, please contact the Folkestone team via email folkestone@headwayeastkent.org.uk for further details.

This just leaves us to announce the total raised….are you ready!? The Folkestone Ladies Night debut raised an amazing £1688.15!  We are very proud of how successful the night was and are extremely grateful to all those who played a part in helping make the night such a successful one…that just leaves us to say, see you next time!

On February 2nd 2019, after months of hard work and hours spent collecting items, PA to a Folkestone Headway client and supporter of our charity Zoe Broadley, organised her third Mammoth charity jumble sale, in aid of two local charities close to her heart.

The jumble sale was a huge success, with so much jumble and so many people coming along to see what was on offer.

The total amount raised was an amazing £1100, split between both ourselves here at Headway East Kent and another local charity Folkestone Mind.

A very special “thank you” has to go to Zoe Broadley for collecting & storing so much jumble over the past three months, as well as thanks to all those who volunteered their time setting up the stalls and helping out on the day.

 

Our 2018 Christmas Newsletter is out now! Just click the link to download your copy.

What a fun time had by all at Headway Folkestone’s open day on Saturday 6th October 2018.

Roger and Brett, two of Folkestone Headway clients decided they wanted to show their appreciation at the support received from Headway East Kent by doing a sponsored head shave.  Amid much laughter from everyone on the day, we’d like to announce that an amazing £675 was raised.

We would all like to thank you both so much, and to Nathan & Jean Scotford of Cutting Edge Barbers Bouverie Road West. One the same day we also unveiled the day centres new plaque, in appreciation of the support from Face of Europe and the World, who’s support has been very much appreciated over the past 6yrs.

Well done to Roger and Brett and thank you ALL!

 

Headway East Kent are looking for a volunteer driver for our minibus.
If you think you could help us, please contact Jill Twyman, on our contact page for more details.
Thank you

2018 PDF SUMMER NEWSLETTER revised 29.8

For those of you wishing to obtain the lovely rose named for Headway please contact the growers direct:                   RV Rogers 01751 472226  or via their website  www.rvroger.co.uk (search ‘Headway’ rose).

Roses need to be reserved now for delivery as a bare root rose between November and March. Currently they have approximately 80 available but be quick, they are becoming very popular.

 

On Friday 18th May we once again donned our hats to celebrate #HatsForHeadway day…an important day helping to raise awareness for acquired brain injuries.

We at Headway East Kent are fortunate to be supported all across the UK, from Northern Ireland, Manchester, all the way back down to sunny Folkestone, including the rising YouTube star Phelan_Myself .  Here are some of the Hats For Headway selfies our fabulous supporters sent in to us!

 

Thanks all, and keep up the great work raising awareness for Headway East Kent.

Phil Ansell and Stuart Bourner of the Cinque Ports Lodge in Sandwich presented us with a cheque for £2,151 following fundraising their members had done in aid of Headway East Kent.

On behalf of everyone at Headway East Kent we would like to extend our grateful thanks to Cinque Ports Lodge (Sandwich)

In Folkestone Headway House last week the group enjoyed a visit from Hayley, who on behalf of Bunnings UK, organised a ‘Birdwatch’ activity.

Our clients made lard and seed feeders to encourage birds into their gardens.

Thank you to Hayley for her enthusiasm and to Bunnings UK who offer such great support of local charities within their community.