A warm welcome to new facilitator, Eleanor.




Headway East Northants is delighted to welcome on board Eleanor Ciarciaglini, who will work as our new Client Facilitator and Community Support.


Eleanor joins us from the University of Hertfordshire with a degree in Psychology and will be working within the team to support our clients with their activities and outings, as well as offering support to clients within the wider community. 


We are delighted to welcome Eleanor to the team! 




Freyja performs at New York's Carnegie Hall! 


Our facilitator, Frejya, enjoyed an amazing adventure back in March along with partner, Chris, and their choir, 'A Different Direction'. 

The guys successfully fundraised and jetted off to New York City where they performed live at the fabulous Carnegie Hall, having been headhunted! 


You may remember 'A Different Direction' choir, as they performed with our Headway musicians back in October last year at the Ukulele Concert.


The concert, 'Total Vocal', was a celebration of contemporary 'a-cappella' for singers from all over the world, arranged and produced  by creative dirctor, Deke Sharon.


An amazing experience for the guys!



Life begins at 40..........



We were pleased to help our deputy manager, Jonny, celebrate (or should that be comiserate?!) his 40th birthday, complete with handmade 'Mini Eggs' cake and a card packed full of signatures and good wishes from clients, staff and volunteers. 


Client Keith and volunteer Dave also worked together to produce a lovely keepsake for this milestone, namely a painted, wooden '40th' plinth decorated with coins. Not just any old coppers, either - Keith and Dave made sure they were all '1979' coins, and Keith took the time to individually clean and polish every single coin by hand. We think this says a huge amount about the friendships forged between us here at Headway East Northants. Happy birthday, Jonny! 




Claire and Jonny attend defibrillator course, courtesy of Linde Material Handling East


Thanks to Jeremy Applegarth of Linde Material Handling East, Claire and Jonny have successfully completed a course on operating our brand new defibrillator machine. 


Jeremy kindly allocated two places on the training course free of charge, and both Claire and Jonny are now fully qualified in operating the defibrillator, which is kept at our Irthlingborough centre. 


Our thanks to Jeremy at Linde Material Handling East, for allocating the places. It is of course our sincerest hope that the machine will never be needed, but great to know we're set and ready in the event of an emergency.



Claire, Becky and Kate showcase HEN at Waitrose's charity awareness night 



Claire, Becky and Kate were pleased to attend the Christmas charity awareness event back in December at Rushden's Waitrose store.


The event, organised between Waitrose and Northamptonshire Carers, offered us a great platform to talk about who we are and what we do here at Headway East Northants and we met some lovely people including carers, NHS staff members, brain injury survivors and their loved ones,  and fellow local charities, to share our stories.  


We were delighted to have the chance to raise further awareness of Headway East Northants, and thank both Waitrose and Northamptonshire Carers for the opportunity to attend. 



Becky and husband Wayne raise almost £300 running the Stanwick Lakes 2018 Autumn Run!


Our Admin & Fundraising Coordinator, Becky Lake, took part in the Autumn Run at nearby Stanwick Lakes back in September, along with her husband Wayne, to raise funds for Headway East Northants. 


Becky successfully completed the 5k course while Wayne completed the 10k! 


Thanks to generous donations, Becky and Wayne managed to raise almost £300 for our Irthlingborough Centre, to continue the services and support provided to our wonderful clients and their families.  


Becky says: "I feel so fortunate to work with such a fantastic group of people, who really do make such a difference to the lives of our clients. It definitely made the highly dodgy leggings worth it!"


A huge thank you to all who kindly donated!

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An INCREDIBLE London Marathon 2019!

Team HEN were nothing short of phenomenal in this year's Virgin London Marathon! 


Each and every runner did an amazing job for us, battling on through shin splints, aches, pains and even lost toenails (OW!) to finish those 26.2 miles for us. We were bowled over by the efforts everyone went to, not only with the intensity of the physical training, but also their creative and imaginative ideas for fundraising, all on top of juggling work and family commitments. Each of them needs a superhero cape! 


So far we have raised over £45,000 and we're still counting! It's just amazing, and we will be able to continue enriching and supporting the lives of those managing ABI with this superb amount of money raised.


We will shortly be posting some great photos from this special event so watch this space! If you're interested in running for us next year - get in touch! 


Hats for Headway, Friday 24th May!


Next Friday 24th May is the national 'Hats for Headway' fundraising day, so if you are interested in helping raise a few pennies for our centre and spread awareness of our charity, why not encourage your friends and family to take part?!


Go as wild and wacky as you like - you could even design your own head gear, a la Philip Treacy!


If you take part - make sure you send us some photos! 


Thank you so much!  



'Life After Brain Injury' conference, 20th June 2019


This conference, arranged by ABIF Northants, will be held at Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering and will cover working/driving after brain injury, social benefits, and bringing young people together


Guest speakers will include experienced professionals and survivors who will share their personal journeys. 


To book, please visit 'Latest News' at http://www.abifnorthants.com to download and complete a booking form which can then be emailed to  julie.mallard@oakleafcare.com