Events

 

Headway East Northants plan a number of fundraising events each year. These events offer a diverse range of fundraising and/or volunteering possibilities and experiences. Why not join us? 

 

In 2019, we'll be busy organising more events, including our popular Easter coffee morning - watch this space for more details! 

 

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

 

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 below: 

 

 

Amazing charity event at Dodmoor House featuring 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! 

 

 

Virgin London Marathon 2019

 

If you are interested in running next year's Virgin London Marathon and would like to help raise funds for our charity, we would love to hear from you!

 

Team 'HEN' runners are asked to commit to raising a minimum of £1,250.00. In return, we'll do our best to support you with your fundraising, invite you to an information evening at our Irthlingborough office and invite you along to the Headway UK 'Pasta Party', which is held in London the night before the marathon. We will also supply you with a 'Team HEN' running top and we'll be there to cheer you on at the Headway UK 'Cheering Station' at mile 6.5, right near the Cutty Sark.

 

For more information, please contact Becky Lake, Admin and Fundraising coordinator via  rebecca.lake@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk. You can also check out our website link here:  http://headwayeastnorthants.org.uk/get-involved/London-Marathon

 

 

Forthcoming events closer to home

 

If the Virgin London Marathon is just a little on the daunting side, there are plenty of other runs and races coming up on the local calendar. Why not take up the challenge and run to fundraise for Headway East Northants?

 

These events include:

 

Santa Run & Walk, Abington Park, Northampton, 16th December 2018

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/northampton-santa-run-walk-2018-tickets-43128249756

 

If you hear of any other events, and indeed plan to take part in them, do let us know! 

Virgin London Marathon 2018

 

This year's Virgin London Marathon was run on Sunday 22nd April 2018 and we were once again blessed with some amazing people who ran to raise funds for us. Team HEN not only ran the Marathon for us but also worked hard in their fundraising endeavours leading up to the big day, from bake sales to raffles to curry nights.

 

We once again enjoyed the fabulous 'Pasta Party' to fuel up the night before the race, and Claire and the team were there at the 6.5mile point Cheering Station (just past the Cutty Sark) to cheer on each and every one of our fabulous runners. 

 

Our runners trained so hard and battled through the miles (not to mention nursing some eye-boggling blisters!). This year's Marathon raised a bumper amount for Headway East Northants, and we are thrilled to be able to use this to continue and develop our services, and to enrich and empower the lives of our wonderful clients. 

 

Team HEN 2018 - from the bottom of our hearts, a huge THANK YOU! 

 

 
 
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Our best Christmas coffee morning yet! 

 

Huge thanks to ALL who supported our Christmas coffee morning on Thursday 29th November - it was wonderful to welcome so many faces!

 

We all enjoyed some delicious home-baked treats, hot drinks and the prizes in our raffle were extra special too with branded bodycare sets, wine and festive hampers.

 

We have raised around £400 and are still counting! Thank you so much to all who attended and supported. 

Wilson Paterson and Tim Samples become Board Trustees!

 

 

We are delighted and proud to welcome volunteer Wilson Paterson and client Tim Samples onto the Board of Trustees! 

 

Working together to lead our weekly Peer Support Group, and both having direct experience of acquired brain injury, we feel they are excellent representatives for client, volunteer and family voices here at HEN and are very pleased to have them on board!

 

 

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!