Some examples of our fantastic donations!

If you are interested in donating to our Centre, whether you're a member of the local community, or a local business - please get in touch! You can call on 01933 652311 or email


Team HEN Marathon runner, Claire Broughton, smashes fundraising target with 'Casino Royale' night!


2019 Team HEN marathon runner, Claire Broughton, has already smashed her marathon fundraising target for us thanks to the huge success of her 'Casino Royale' theme night, held in November of 2018 along with her sister (who's also running for her own chosen charity!).


The evening included a raffle, auction and smaller casino-themed games including on-the-spot roulette spins, "Guess our Finishing Times" and "Who Can Roll the £1 Coin Closest to the Champagne Bottle?" - which we're told was highly addictive, with the closest "roller" winning the bottle! 


The ladies' efforts were absolutely phenomenal, with £3,500 being raised between them for their respective charities. We very much look forward to meeting them at February's Information evening and thank them sincerely for their fantastic commitment!


Neals Yard rep and HEN supporter donating all sales commission to Headway East Northants!



HEN supporter, Claire Bartlett, has become a representative for the luxurious, organic skin, bath and bodycare product group, Neal's Yard, and has kindly decided to donate all sales commission to us here at Headway East Northants! 



Claire, whose husband, Nigel, ran the London Marathon for us, has done this purely to fundraise. She's also joined an internal network called 'Can Do' at her workplace, to help raise awareness of brain injury, and generally spread the HEN love! 



If you'd like to check out the range and make a purchase (and raise money for us while you do it!), please visit Claire's direct website, which is


Team HEN Marathon runner, Kat Noonan's recent fundraising efforts!



Team 'HEN' marathon runner, Kat Noonan (along with friend, also Kat!) have been running their socks off as part of their marathon training and fundraising efforts! Kat and friends braved the cold and took part in their local Santa run, as well as  a 'Christmas Lights' run with their local running club. Well done, ladies! 


"Fundraising is going well", says Kat. "We're planning some bake sales over the next few months once everyone's fallen off the Christmas diet wagon!"



Christmas spirit arrives early at HEN thanks to Morrisons!


Everyone at HEN were absolutely delighted to have a visit from Helen, Chris and Janine of Morrisons, who donated an amazing array of luxurious goodies to us for our Christmas coffee morning! 


Ranging from deluxe cookies, chocolates and sweet treats through to branded bodycare sets, the guys came laden with boxes and bags, enabling us to put together some fantastic hampers and raffle prizes for our fundraising coffee morning on 29th November. 


We are sincerely grateful for this incredible donation from Morrisons, and thank everyone involved. We are also very proud of the strong relationships we have within the local business community! 


Thank you, Morrisons, for helping make our coffee morning even more special! 

Walking into HEN's hearts - The Waendel Walkers amazing fundraising donation! 



We were thrilled to receive a cheque for £400 from our friends, 'The Waendel Walkers' of Irthlingborough!


The group has been busy fundraising for us over the summer period, and got in touch to not only let us know they had a donation to offer, but also to invite our colleague, Lynne (pictured above), out for one of their Sunday walks!



Lynne was delighted to meet with the group and receive the cheque, not to mention a six mile walk in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. 



Huge thanks to The Waendel Walkers for fundraising for Headway East Northants - it is hugely appreciated by every one of us! 


Donation of £337.33 from our friends at Morrisons! 


Claire, Jonny and Becky were delighted to meet with our friends at Morrisons Plc recently and receive a donation cheque for £337.33! 


Morrisons kindly offered to "match-fund" the proceeds made from a family fun day back in June, held at their Rushden premises, and at which Headway East Northants ran a stall. 


Every penny will be used here at our centre to enrich and develop client lives! Huge thanks to Andrew and Helen (pictured above, with Claire, Jonny and Becky) and indeed everyone at Morrisons - hugely appreciated. 



A Spook-Tacular donation from Tesco of Wellingborough! 

Thanks to a very kind donation of pumpkins from Wellingborough's Tesco store, we had a fantastic time in in the run up to Halloween.


Our clients got very creative with their Halloween designs and skilfully brought them to life to spook-out the centre! 


We had all sorts of looks, from dripping fake blood, to googly eyes to palstic fork fangs.


A lovely activity, and special thanks to our friend, Emma, at Tesco Wellingborough, for arranging the donation.


Our clients in action!

Craftmaking with a difference thanks to Antex!


Thanks to a very kind donation of crafting materials and tools from Antex, our clients have been able to broaden their horizons on terms of art, craft and design skills! 


We've been enjoying all sorts of artistry involving wax, gems, foiling and even some pyrography, too. 


We think these photos just prove that " happiness is handmade"!. Thanks to all at Antex for the kind donation. 


Handmade garden planters from Ceepees Handmade!




We were delighted to have a visit this summer from our friend, Chris Palmer, of Ceepees Handmade. 



Chris very kindly donated two handmade planters for our garden (pictured above, with Chris).  The planters are handmade by Chris himself, and are the perfect height for all clients to comfortably maintain. 


Our friends at Morrisons stepped in once again and supplied us with some beautiful seasonal plants to get the planters going. 


Huge thanks to Chris for his generous donation of time and effort, and to Morrisons for the lovely autumn plants.  Another terrific boon for our garden! 

Generous donation enables purchase of new garden furniture!



Thanks to an incredibly generous donation from local group The Swivel Club, we've been able to purchase some fabulous new furniture for our recently landscaped garden!         


Items include an attractive wooden bench, and a 6-seater patio set complete with cushions and parasol. These items offer relaxing, supportive seating for our clients and further enhance the beautiful outdoor space we now have.  



Our clients enjoyed some Headway teamwork in our woodwork room to build the bench, and also worked together brilliantly to turn our patio set from 'flatpack' to 'fabulous'!  





We even managed to get together outside for an 'al fresco' lunch! 



Donations to Headway, no matter how large or small, really do go to enhance and enrich the lives of brain injury survivors, so an enormous thank you to The Swivel Club. 





Morrisons and Tesco help the Headway East Northants barbecue go with a swing!


We had a wonderful time at our annual barbecue on the 21st June, with help from our friends at supermarkets Tesco and Morrisons!


We were lucky enough to have some extremely generous donations of food, drinks and sundries from our friends at both Tesco and Morrisons. Our clients enjoyed a beautiful range of barbecued goodies, from burgers to sausages (complete with all the trimmings!) through to plenty of of cold drinks to keep us all cool on what was a very hot day.


The generosity of these donations helped  provide a wonderful day together for clients, carers, staff and volunteers


We think the smiles on our clients' faces say it all.





Latest News

London Marathon Information Evening, 11th February


Now that our marathon team is full (27 runners in total!), we're really excited to host our annual London Marathon Information Evening on Monday 11th February, to which all 'Team HEN' runners are invited! 


The informal evening, held at our Irthlingborough centre, offers the chance for runners to take a look around our centre, meet fellow participants, and of course a great opportunity for us to meet these amazing people in person! 


Guest speaker this year is Andrew Walker, himself an experienced London Marathon runner, and a member of Team HEN 2019. Andrew will be there to share his knowledge and experiences, and to offer hints/tips about build-up to race day, nutrition, lasting the distance, and of course, recovery.


7.00pm start with an anticipated finishing time of 8.30pm. All RSVP's and vest top size confirmations by Monday 21st January, please.



Fish & Chip quiz night, 26th January!


Our facilitator Freyja and partner Chris belong to 'A Different Direction' choir and are busy fundraising for an amazing trip to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall! 


To aid their funding, they've organised a Fish & Chip Quiz  night on Saturday 26th January at Saxon Hall, Raunds, with all proceeds going towards their event. You may remember the choir from the incredible performance they gave alongside the Headway musicians, 'The Custard Caterpillars' back in October!


Great night guaranteed - for full details, please visit our 'Events' page. 


New Year, New You? Come and be a volunteer!


Want to make a positive change for 2019? Then come and be part of our amazing team of volunteers!


Whether you have a spare day in the week, or even just an hour or two, visit our centre and meet our fantastic people. We have so much to offer those who've survived brain injury - maybe it could be YOU who helps someone re-learn a lost skill, or take on a new one.


For all volunteering enquiries, please call on 01933 652311 or email our deputy manager, Jonny Tudor, on