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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!



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!"


"Bag a bargain" from Team HEN runner, Abul Choudhury! 

Team 'HEN' marathon runner, Abul Choudhury, is selling these great 'Marathon Training' branded drawstring bags as part of his fundraising efforts!


The bags are portable, very lightweight and purse-friendly at just £6 each, with all proceeds coming to Headway East Northants via Abul's marathon fundraising pot. 


They're ideal for gym kits, trainers, drinks, etc on the go.


Abul will be coming along to the Information Night on the 11th and plans to bring a batch with him so fellow runners can take a closer look! 


If you'd like to support Abul and order a bag, please get in touch and we'll be delighted to forward your requirements direct to him. 


Well done, Abul, keep it up! 





Walk, Run or Jog 26.2 miles in January to support a Team HEN 2019 marathon runner, Claire Paul!



Team 'HEN' 2019 marathon runner, Claire Paul, has organised this fantastic event that everyone is welcome to take part in to help raise funds for Headway East Northants. 


Entry is £10 and Claire invites you to complete a challenge of walking, jogging or running 26.2 miles throughout the month of January (between the 1st and 31st). There are medals for all who complete, and you'll be able to work at your own pace, too.


For more information, please check out the poster above. 



Runner Michelle Whitwam arranges amazing charity event at Dodmoor House featuring her band SoulMoFunk, the county's most talked-about soul, funk and motown covers band!


Team 'HEN' 2019 marathon runner, Michelle Whitwam, has organised this fantastic charity night over at Dodmoor House, Northampton, with all proceeds going towards her Marathon fundraising for us here at Headway East Northants!


This great night, on Friday 1st Februrary, will feature fizz on arrival, charity raffle, auction, and best of all, Michelle's own band, 'SoulMoFunk', playing live motown, disco, funk and soul to party the night away. Check out the band at   http://www.soulmofunk.com


At just £10 per head, tickets will sell FAST so check the details on the poster below to book! 






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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  jonny.tudor@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk