Trustees

 

Dr Keith Jenkins, Chair

 

Keith Jenkins is a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist. He is committed to providing the best possible services and support for people with an acquired brain injury through the work of Headway East Northants. Click here to read more. 

Barbara Woodbridge, Treasurer

 

Barbara qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and specialises in claiming compensation for people who have an acquired brain injury.  Click here to read more.

Mary Lees, Trustee

 

A social work manager, now retired, Mary initially qualified in medical social work at Southampton University and first worked in a London Hospital. In 2009, Mary was delighted to be invited to become a Trustee of Headway East Northants. Click here to read more.

Les Hurwood, Trustee

 

An engineer by trade, and having worked in various London schools, Les retired in early 2016 following an accident the previous year, which resulted in a brain injury.

 

 

After recuperation, Les began volunteering here at the centre in Irthlingborough in the woodwork room and still does to this day, having built up a friendly and popular weekly woodwork group session. Such was his success in his volunteering role, that Les was asked to join the Board of Trustees for Headway East Northants, a role he was delighted to accept.

 

 

Les's strong engineering background, volunteering experience, popularity and personal story of brain injury survival all combine to offer an invaluable contribution to both the Board of Trustees, and the Centre itself.

 

 

Les says:

“I was an engineer by trade and used to work in various schools in London, commuting each day. Later in my career, I joined a local engineering firm. I have always loved working with my hands – from engineering, to woodwork – you name it.

 

Then, back in October 2015, I was involved in an accident. Following an MRI scan, it emerged that I’d acquired a brain injury. However it took around two months for physical signs of the injury to begin to show. I felt shaken by the whole experience, and in February the following year, I made the decision to retire.

 

I later spotted an advert in the local paper for volunteers at the Headway East Northants centre in Irthlingborough and thought “Why not?” So I joined the team as a volunteer (and then later, as a trustee).

 

Why do I do it? It’s simple – I love it! To see the smiles on clients’ faces when they’ve achieved or made something, and to see everyone here so happy – it just makes everything worthwhile.”

 

Latest News

Come to our Christmas coffee morning! 

 

Join us at the centre on Thursday 29th November from 10.30am till 12.30pm for our Christmas coffee morning - everyone welcome!

 

Bring a friend and enjoy a hot drink, homemade festive treats and a flutter on the raffle (with some fantastic prizes on offer!). All proceeds go direct to our Irthlingborough centre. See you there!

Visit us at Irthlingborough Christmas Fest on 1st December!

 

What better way to start Advent than visiting us at the Irthlingborough Christmas Fest!?

 

We will have a stand at this popular event, which is being held in Irthlingborough on Saturday 1st December between 2.00pm and 6.00pm!

 

Not only will we be selling some beautiful handcrafted items (many of which are ideal for Christmas), we'll also have our children's tombola - prize every time!

 

Do come along to support us and help raise awareness!

 

 

 

 

Headway Music Group rock the charity fundraiser!

 

An amazing night was had by all at the fundraising concert on Saturday 6th October, featuring facilitator Freyja, deputy manager Jonny, and the Headway Music Group, raising an incredible £405 EACH for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice!

 

The guys all performed  with others to raise funds for both Headway East Northants and the Cransley Hospice and the night was incredibly well-supported, with the venue packed to the rafters! 

 

Well done to all involved, particularly to Freyja and partner Chris, who worked so hard to create such a professional gig, and of course, our amazing Headway clients for conquering their nerves and performing two songs LIVE!