Art, Craft and Design 

 

  

 

 

 

We offer diverse and rewarding craft and design sessions, not only with sketching and painting, but also with wax, gems, foiling and pyrography (which is the art of decorating wood, leather and other materials with a pen-shaped, burning tool - pictures of this are shown below). These activities allow the expression of creativity, alongside forward planning, concentration and hand-eye coordination, all of which are skills we work together to support and develop.

 

These sessions are also particularly popular for those of a quieter nature, and for those who find socialising and group-based activities challenging or overwhelming. 

 

                                       

We are very well-resourced with high quality art and craft materials and tools, so our clients are welcome to get as creative as they wish. All sorts of things are created, from greetings cards, portraits, mandalas, collages, seasonal decorations and even designs for 'Good Luck' cards sent to our London Marathon runners. Our clients also design our annual Christmas cards. We've also benefitted from a very generous donation of air-dry clay from our friends at Rushden Lakes Hobbycraft - 12kg to be precise!

 

Our bright and spaciou s art room offers any of our clients, with support from volunteers/staff, the freedom to express themselves and create some fabulous pieces of artwork, which are often displayed around the Headway building. The mural shown in the photograph above was designed and created by our clients! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

An INCREDIBLE London Marathon 2019!

Team HEN were nothing short of phenomenal in this year's Virgin London Marathon! 

 

Each and every runner did an amazing job for us, battling on through shin splints, aches, pains and even lost toenails (OW!) to finish those 26.2 miles for us. We were bowled over by the efforts everyone went to, not only with the intensity of the physical training, but also their creative and imaginative ideas for fundraising, all on top of juggling work and family commitments. Each of them needs a superhero cape! 

 

So far we have raised over £45,000 and we're still counting! It's just amazing, and we will be able to continue enriching and supporting the lives of those managing ABI with this superb amount of money raised.

 

We will shortly be posting some great photos from this special event so watch this space! If you're interested in running for us next year - get in touch! 

 

Hats for Headway, Friday 24th May!

 

Next Friday 24th May is the national 'Hats for Headway' fundraising day, so if you are interested in helping raise a few pennies for our centre and spread awareness of our charity, why not encourage your friends and family to take part?!

 

Go as wild and wacky as you like - you could even design your own head gear, a la Philip Treacy!

 

If you take part - make sure you send us some photos! 

 

Thank you so much!  

 

 

'Life After Brain Injury' conference, 20th June 2019

 

This conference, arranged by ABIF Northants, will be held at Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive, Kettering and will cover working/driving after brain injury, social benefits, and bringing young people together

 

Guest speakers will include experienced professionals and survivors who will share their personal journeys. 

 

To book, please visit 'Latest News' at http://www.abifnorthants.com to download and complete a booking form which can then be emailed to  julie.mallard@oakleafcare.com