Guernsey Headway member Sarah Whitchurch completed her first half marathon in June. All the more remarkable when you realise that Sarah, aged 26 did this in a standard wheelchair, having contracted meningitis at the age of 11. Clearly Sarah is one tough cookie and having watched the swimming at the Paralympics last year, and meeting … Continue reading →
Thank you to everyone who played their part in making this year’s Hats for Headway such a success. A special mention to Peter and his team at Oi advertising who invented and then ran the campaign and to Steve from Ace taxis who drove around the island in the bobble-hatted taxi. Thanks to Cannacord Genuity … Continue reading →
Hats off for Headway with another hugely successful Hats for Headway day. Big thanks to all islanders and businesses who donned silly hats to raise awareness of serious brain injury. A special thanks to Steve from Ace Taxis who drove the bobble- hatted taxi and to Cannaccord Genuity for allowing us to brand the car. … Continue reading →
Headway Guernsey has won local recognition by being named as the Charity of the Year 2012 in the island’s annual Community Awards programme. More than 90 nominations were made for just 6 awards, with 20 organisations competing for the Charity of the Year prize, supported by the event’s main sponsor State Street Global Services. In praising … Continue reading →
When the Olympic torch came to Guernsey last June over 10,000 islanders lined the streets to celebrate not only the sporting event but local heroes. Headway member Manny Helmot, a commonwealth cyclist before his accident, was one of those chosen to carry the torch. Understandably proud to be chosen, Manny announced that he was doing … Continue reading →
In true Headway fashion, members focus on their abilities not their disabilities, so heading up the climbing wall, with the help of the Guernsey Climbing Club was a challenge they relished. Conquering fears and overcoming barriers is a way of life for our members.