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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!!

Today some of the Folkestone group visited Dawn and Laura of the My Gallery Dover smART project and participated in an art session, creating some wonderful landscape pieces and their own Picasso style drawings.

Dover smART Project are also a local registered charity providing a community based art service to others in and around the Dover area of Kent.

Some of the Staff, Clients, and Volunteers at our Canterbury branch decided to put a little twist on their Mince Pie coffee morning just before Christmas by dressing up as Pantomime characters!

On Tuesday, Valentines Day at Folkestone we welcomed the Dover group for a Valentines themed get-together, and a little 50th birthday surprise for Barry our minibus driver nice to see you all, a fun time had by all!

Harry the Therapy Dog with Peter

Our Dover branch was visited by Harry who is a therapy dog. He’s a big dog and was a big hit with clients and staff – he’s such a softie!