How donations help our centre and clients

If you are interested in donating to our Centre, please get in touch! You can call on 01933 652311 or email  rebecca.lake@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk

 

 


Wellingborough Golf Club raises a staggering £6,000 at June's Jazz Afternoon!

 


       

 

We were delighted to hear from Sally and friends at Wellingborough Golf Club this week following their fabulous Jazz Afternoon Fundraiser last Sunday - we are thrilled to share that the event raised a staggering £6,000! This will be shared between ourselves, Wellibus and Mind.

 

 

This afternoon featured amazing musicians and included vocalists from the 'Strictly Come Dancing' backing band! We think the marquee looks fabulous too! 

 

 

The efforts that Club members go to in order to support us and other charities is nothing short of phenomenal - we are immensely grateful to each and every member for their support!

 

 

 


Trinity C.E Primary School raises £108.50 via 'Hats for Headway"!


 

Enormous thanks to our friends at Trinity C.E Primary school in the East Northants village of Aldwincle.

 

Headteacher, Scott Dainty, invited Becky along to chat to the children about Headway East Northants to talk about who we are and what we do. 

 

The school then took part in May's 'Hats for Headway' fundraiser, with the children choosing a cool hat to wear and donate a little something in the process.

 

We're delighted to count up £108.50! Huge thanks to all involved in the fundraiser! 

 

 

Ex-client Izzy raises £311 after the Waendel Walk!

 

Izzy, pictured above with one of our clients.

 

It was great to welcome our old friend and ex-client, Izzy Noble, to the centre a couple of weeks ago. 'Busy Izzy' has been at it again raising funds for us - she completed a fantastic 15k during the Waendel Walk weekend, raising £311.00 for our centre!

 

Huge thanks to Izzy and her efforts! 

 

 

 

 

 

HEN receives £675 plus match-funding, thanks to Bridge Club fundraiser at Wellingborough Golf Club!

We were thrilled to receive a cheque for £675.00 from Anne Evans of Wellingborough Bridge Club, who kindly arranged a Bridge Drive at the club to raise funds for us! 

 

 

The event was a great success and we are so grateful to all of those who participated and donated. The other exciting news is that thanks to a contact of Anne's at Barclays, we are able to have that £675 match-funded, resulting in a total donation  of £1,350! What a fantastic amount of money for our Irthlingborough centre!

 

 

£318.60 raised from a SINGLE collection pot thanks to golf club ladies' Winter League competition! 

Our friends at Wellingborough Golf Club have been at it again, this time organising a Winter League competition -  and also breaking a collection pot record while doing it!

 


Each lady paid £5 to enter the contest and were drawn into teams, each identified by the name of a hat. They then played and marked a card over 9 holes, with each card costing £1 to count. The best individual scores went towards the total score for the team, the winners being the ASCOT team! 

 

We were fortunate enough to benefit from all the proceeds made from this fun event. We were staggered to find that after a count-up of the collection pot contents, we had a total of £318.60! This is actually a record in tems of collection pot totals for us.

 

We are incredibly grateful to all who took part in this super event, and feel very fortunate to have the support of the Club over this year! 

 

 

Donation of air-dry clay for our art department thanks to Hobbycraft, Rushden Lakes!

 

Thanks to our recent dip into the waters of Twitter, we've been 'tweeting' with Hobbycraft at Rushden Lakes, who have kindly donated a whopping 12kg of air-dry clay to our centre for our clients to use during their art and craft sessions. We can't wait to see what's created.

 


 

Becky visited the store and met with the manager, telling him about our charity and how this great donation will be put to good use (and for a while to come too, in that sort of quantity!). Huge thanks to Rushden Lakes Hobbycraft!  

 

Wonderful donation of £200 from the Higham Breakaway Club!

Becky was delighted to meet with the ladies of the Higham Breakaway Club on the 7th March and accept a cheque for a wonderful donation of £200! 

The ladies have been busy raising funds for us through various events like raffles, bake sales and beetle drives, as well as supporting other charities including Cruise Bereavement Counselling, Multiple Sclerosis and the Warwickshire-Northamptonshire Air Ambulance service. 


As always, we are incredibly grateful for all of the efforts made by the Higham Breakaway Club and their support is much valued here at our Centre!

 

 

Our friends at Morrisons spoil us again for Easter!

We were delighted to welcome Helen Elliott of Morrisons Plc, Rushden, down to our centre. Helen and her gang have very kindly arranged a donation of Easter eggs, chocolate hampers, squash and some gorgeous cakes all ready for our Easter coffee morning on Thursday 18th April! 

 

As always, we are immensely grateful for the support we receive from our friends at Morrisons, and indeed all local businesses and community supporters. These  lovely goodies will really help lend an indulgent feel to our coffee morning! Do pop down and say hello to us between 10.30 and 12.30!

 

 


Young fundraisers surprise our centre with a visit and donation!

We were delighted to have a surprise visit from a group of four young Irthlingborough-based fundraisers recently, who called in during the Easter holidays. 

The four young ladies had decided to make some pretty loom bands to sell to friends and family. They then pooled everything they'd earned and donated everything to our centre in a jam jar.

 

Many thanks to our young fundraisers! You are a super example, and an asset to our town and community! 

 

East Northants Councillor, Roger Powell, donates £790 to Headway East Northants!

We are absolutely thrilled to have received an Empowerment Fund of £790.00 from East Northants Councillor, Roger Powell - an incredibly generous donation to our centre! 


                                                

 

Councillor Powell knew of our work via Irthlingborough Town Council and got in touch to see how he could help. We then got together to talk with our clients about their ideas and suggestions to further boost our centre and its activities. 

 

Thanks to Councillor Powell's fantastic donation, we have been able to order brand new Lego and Meccano modelling kits, puzzle mats, DVD's and high quality art supplies, as you can from the photos above! 

 

One client was also very keen to see if a karaoke machine could be added to our shopping list - which it could! 

 

We sincerely thank Councillor Powell for his kind donation, which will go a long way in enriching and supporting the lives of those with acquired brain injury at our centre. 

 

 

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  http://www.uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/clairebartlett

 

 

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!

Donation from Antex crafting tools offers our clients new crafting opportunities!


 

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

Positive Blue Badge changes ahead for those with hidden disabilities

The Blue Badge scheme is currently being reviewed and plans are afoot to extend the Badge to those with less visible disabilities, such as brain injury.

 

The changes are described as the biggest being made in the scheme in almost 50 years and it's hoped that they will offer a lifeline to people with hidden disabilities who suffer from travel difficulties.

 

Changes will come into force on 30th August 2019. 

 

For full details, please visit  https://www.gov.uk/government/news/review-of-blue-badge-fraud-as-scheme-is-extended-to-those-with-hidden-disabilities

 

An excellent 'Way Ahead' conference

 

We thoroughly enjoyed attending this year's 'Way Ahead' conference in early July. It was the ideal opportunity to share viewpoints and see the diverse range of services provided for those managing ABI. We also got to meet MP for Rhondda, Chris Bryant, who has been working incredibly hard in parliament to improve aftercare and neuro paths for those with ABI and their loved ones. For more information, please visit 'Staff News'!

 

 

 

Fancy a challenge? Why not try the Northampton Half Marathon for HEN?

 

If you want to fulfill a personal challenge but find the idea of the London Marathon a bit too daunting, why not consider running the Northampton Half Marathon for Headway East Northants?

 

The Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 29th September. We've teamed up with 'Go Beyond Sport' who are managing the event - it's free to register and your only commitment is to raise a minimum of £100 for us.

 

For further details, and to register, please visit  http://gobeyondsport.co.uk/Northampton_Half_Marathon_2019_Run_for_Free