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Improving life after brain injury
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Carers Support Group
Dates for your diary 2018
Headway Shropshire has grown to such an extent in recent years. With this in mind the need for carers support, information and guidance is much greater. We at Headway Shropshire would like to welcome you to join our carers group which is held at Headway Shropshire on dates stated below.
The effects of Acquired Brain Injury are so wide, so unique and also often invisible that many carers, family members and friends find it difficult to get the support they need. What Carers have in common with each other is the need to share stories and know that people really listen and understand. Our carers group is to meet other people in the same situation, to value each other’s ideas and experiences, to have a break and to get practical information.
Carers Meeting Dates
6pm-7.30pm at Headway Shropshire SY3 5HJ
Wednesday 17th January
Thursday 15th February
Tuesday 13th March
Wednesday 11th April
Thursday 17th May
Tuesday 12th June
July - HOLIDAY
August – HOLIDAY
Tuesday 11th September
Wednesday 17th October
Thursday 15th November
Tuesday 11th December
Headway Shropshire: 01743 365565
Jamie – firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
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.
Please come and join Headway Shropshire for our annual Summer Fair, everyone is welcome.
Carers Support Group
The effects of acquired brain injury are so wide, so unique and also often invisible that many carers, family members and friends find it difficult to get support they need. What carers have in common with each other is the need to share stories and know that people really listen and understand. Our carer group is to meet other people in the same situation, to value each others ideas and experiences, to have a break and to get practical information.
A recent donation enabled us to organise a Pamper evening for members of our carers group. They had a wonderful evening where they were treated to facials and head massage and the opportunity to have their hair styled and nails painted.
Thursday 21st April
Thursday 19th May
Thursday 16th June
Thursday 15th September
Thursday 20th October
Wednesday 16th November
Wednesday 14th December
If you are a carer of an Acquired Brain Injury Survivor we would love to see you at one of our meetings.
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.