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Hats for Headway is great way to raise awareness of the work Headway Shropshire does in our annual celebration.
The idea is very simple, all we ask you to do is wear a hat on 18th May to show your support. We would encourage you to wear a hat that is crazy and bizarre but this is not compulsory, we just want you to have fun.
Ask all your colleagues, friends and family to wear a hat for the day to raise awareness and donate £1 to Headway Shropshire
Why not have a royal theme with the Wedding of Harry and Megan being on the following day
It would be great if you can share your phots on social media to show your support for the work our team does.
The Headway Shropshire rehabilitation centre is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3.00pm.
Our staff in the Rehabilitation Centre have spent the last week planning and creating a Summer Festival in the centre. Many of our clients were unfortunately unable to attend our Summer Fair which took place in the evening, so we bought the festival to the clients.
Everyday there were different activities for the clients to get involved with including a Daily Raffle with prizes donated by our supporters. There was also a Name the Dog and Guess the Number of Sweets in the jar completion running all week.
Clients enjoyed getting dressed up with our Photo Booth Props as you can see from the photo below.
Sarah MacBeth our Rehabilition Centre Manager was really pleased with how the event went "It was lovely to see everyone getting involved and we had lots of fun".
Support staff were adding a touch of sparkle all week by offering Glitter Art and Temporary Tattoos. We had lots of handmade and donated items on a stall for clients to buy throughout the week and it was a lovely way to raise some money for the Rehabilitation Centre.
Hats for Headway Day takes place during Action for Brain Injury Week on Friday 12th May 2017 and is a simple, fun, and easy way to raise money for brain injury survivors around the UK.
All you have to do to get involved is wear a wacky hat, donate £1 to Headway Shropshire and post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HatsForHeadway
Join the ULTIMATE CHALLENGE in aid of Headway Shropshire!
Survive for 24 hours in the wild in a new
challenge made to excite and push you to become stronger, daring and push you
out of your comfort zone!
Trek in the Peak District, jump into rivers and try activities you never have before.
Become a Bear Grylls of your own in the one adventure you cannot miss.
Set in the Peak District in some of
the toughest terrain the UK has to offer, the challenge will start at 10am on
Saturday 13 May and finish at 4pm on Sunday 14 May.
An event ideal for individuals who want
to push themselves and teams who want to be stronger, work together and learn
to help others to achieve the ultimate goal.
Where: Dark Peak, Peak District
When: 13th-14th of May (Saturday and Sunday)
Pledges: You must commit to fundraise a minimum of £300 as an individual or £3000 as a team (of maximum 10 people).
How much: £30 per person for individuals, £300 per team
…and now for the fun part…
What will I be doing?
This first Survive the Wild challenge is being offered jointly by three local Headway charities – Headway Shropshire, Headway Birmingham & Solihull and Headway Worcestershire. By taking part, you will be helping your local group raise both awareness for the vital work we do and much-needed funds towards our specialist brain injury services.
Reserve your place today to avoid
What’s included in the cost of the challenge?
What isn’t included?
Will I need any equipment?
A full kit list will be sent out once teams/individuals have registered. Sleeping bags, rucksacks and camping mats are required. All safety equipment including helmets, harnesses and wet suits are provided.
I have to drop out of the challenge/I have
not fund-raised the pledged amount.
If you have to drop out or have not raised the pledged amount before the day of the event you will be require to complete a payment that covers the expenses the charity has paid for your spot.
Why do I have to pledge to fund-raise?
One place costs us approximately £130 per participant, making the rest of the pledge pure donations for our local charity. The money you fund-raise will not only help us in our mission to improve life after brain injury, but it can also help you get better quality food, sleep or other perks during your challenge. The highest fundraiser or group will benefit of these perks, so it’s in your own interest to increase your fundraising efforts!
Can I not pay the entire cost of the
Unfortunately running charitable activities means that we need further funding to ensure the people affected by brain injury receive the services we provide. Your fundraising is what will help us achieve our charitable goals and we cannot accept just the full cost of the ticket.
What happens if I do not
fund-raise the pledged amount?
You will be given fundraising support from our Headway all the way through, to ensure that doesn’t happen. If for some reason the target is not achieved, we will be in touch with you. We reserve the right to offer your space to another participant.
How will I pay?
Your initial payment of £30 will be via bank transfer or via cheque. The details can be found on the Registration form.
Oxon Business park
Tel: 01743 365565
Fax: 01743 365563
Headway Shropshire is a Registered Charity (No. 1100376) and is a Company Limited by Guarantee
(No. 4884834) registered in England.