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  • Hats for Headway 2015

    Hats for Headway 2015

    It’s that time of year again –Hats for Headway – when our members, volunteers, staff and supporters don headgear ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous in order to raise awareness of brain injury. As the finale of Brain Injury Awareness Week, our celebrations were held at La Grande Mare Hotel where we enjoyed afternoon … Continue reading

    Mindfulness at Headway

    Mindfulness at Headway

    Headway is running its very first mindfulness course for family members of those who have survived a brain injury. We recognise that a brain injury doesn’t affect just one individual but the whole family, and carers often have an enormous amount of strain to bear – their lives have changed irreversibly too. Mindfulness is the … Continue reading

    Sarah wins National Award

    Sarah wins National Award

    Our very own wunderkind, Sarah Whitchurch, has been recognised for her outstanding sporting achievements at Headway UK’s national awards. The annual Achiever of the Year Award is given to a member of Headway who has shown tremendous courage in the face of adversity following brain injury and this year was presented by top British athlete … Continue reading

  • Halloween Fun

    Halloween Fun

    Today was Halloween fun at Headway House. It’s hard to sum up the banter and silliness that can take place on our Friday social drop ins – you say ‘plenty of tea, biscuits and activities for brain injury survivors’ and you can’t help but think of a sort of bland gathering of people with carers … Continue reading

    Out the Blue Adventure

    Out the Blue Adventure

    It was a sunny day in July and some Headway members were about to have the time of their life. Each month we organise a social for our crew for a bit of fun and to allow our members to have experiences out in the community that they might otherwise struggle to have. This summer … Continue reading

    Our Sarah is a record breaker!

    Our Sarah is a record breaker!

    A massive congratulations to Sarah Whitchurch who is the first wheelchair athlete ever to swim from Guernsey to Herm. After battling open water, brutal cold and strong tidal pulls, Sarah completed the swim in 2hrs 40 mins. Others have attempted the challenge, but so far, Sarah is the only wheelchair user to have managed the … Continue reading

    Four Lobes Fun

    Four Lobes Fun

      Meet Harold, our memory aid. During one of the cognitive modules we task our guys with remembering the four lobes of the brain. Anyone with a brain injury can tell you that committing something like the four words: ‘frontal, temporal, parietal and occipital’ to memory is not easy. Working memory – names, shopping lists, … Continue reading

  • A busy year for Sarah

    A busy year for Sarah

    It has been almost a year since Sarah’s first half marathon triumph and a lot has happened to our determined Headway member. Since she first set out on her everyday wheel chair for the Father’s Day half marathon she has been gifted a racing wheelchair, won the Baroness Tanni-Grey-Thompson Trophy for the Disabled Achiever of … Continue reading

    Hats for Headway 2014

    Hats for Headway 2014

    Hats for Headway was another hugely successful day – thanks to all the wonderful islanders who donned their silly hats to support us. Up at Headway House we had everything from pirates and Indians to jokers and clown hats with people dropping by to hand in their donations. Earlier in the week the hats were … Continue reading

    Afternoon Tea at the Governor’s

    Afternoon Tea at the Governor’s

    We were extremely proud of our Headway gang last week as we glammed up for afternoon tea at Government House. Mrs Lynda Walker has become a regular at Styx, volunteering at our Friday socials and even leading a session on embroidery, and in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Week she invited Headway members, staff and volunteers … Continue reading

    Our runners are in!

    Our runners are in!

    Headway would like to say an enormous thank you to Brian Bougourd and John Bell for their incredible efforts in the Marathon Des Sables. These men are super human.  Enduring 52C heat whilst trudging 250km across sand dunes with scorpions in their shadows they have raised £8,000 for Headway at the last count. We could … Continue reading