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


On September 8th, we'll have a stall at the Brigstock Beer Festival at Brigstock Village Hall & Meadow. Do come along for a fantastic afternoon of fun, fundraising - and beer of course! Click here for more details:


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 You can also check out our website link here:



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: 


The Big Fun Run, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, Sunday 2nd September 2018


Stanwick Lakes Autumn Run, Stanwick Lakes, Sunday 16th September 2018 (5k, 10k and half-marathon courses to choose from)


Santa Run, Stanwick Lakes, Sunday 25th November 2018


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


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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Join us at this year's Brigstock Beer Festival!


Why not head over and visit us at the Brigstock Beer Festival this year?

It's on Saturday 8th September from 1.00pm and our fabulous volunteers will be manning our stand. There's plenty for the family, not to mention our popular Bottle Tombola (who knows what you'll win?!)

The 'fiesta' theme this year will ensure plenty of excitement and there'll be mariachi bands, carnival drummers and some amazing South American food - and so much more! 

Don't forget your dancing shoes either, as there'll be salsa dancing from 6pm!

We'd love to see you - come on over for a terrific afternoon of good beer, good food and good people. Have fun and help us raise funds at the same time!

For more details, visit,

Client Michael obtains Food Safety qualification! 

Headway East Northants client, Michael, last week successfully completed an online course in Food Safety for Catering, and as a result, is now Level 2-qualified in Food Handling. 

Michael enjoys both our cookery sessions and I.T here at Headway East Northants, so combining the two together was a win-win!

Huge congratulations to Michael on this terrific achievement! 

Sponsor our very own Becky at this year's Autumn Run!

Becky Lake, our Admin & Fundraising Coordinator, will be running this year's Autumn Run at Stanwick Lakes, with her husband Wayne, on Sunday 16th September, to raise funds for us here at Headway East Northants! 

Becky will be running 5k and Wayne will be completing 10k! 

All funds the two manage to raise will be donated directly to the Irthlingborough Centre to help continue supporting, enriching and empowering the lives of our clients. 

Becky says: "I've not worked at Headway East Northants for very long, but I couldn't feel more priveleged to be part of a team of such lovely people, who really do make a difference to the lives of our clients". 

If you'd like to sponsor Becky and Wayne, please click on this link: