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Dates for your Diary

Monday, September 25, 2017


A few dates to put in your diary..


Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Marys Church Now Open

10th November 2017
Stall at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 9.00am to 2.00pm

15th November 2017
Charity Christmas Card Shop open today until 8pm


18th November 2017
Winter Fair at Rehabilitation Centre 10am to Midday

20th November 2017
Stall at Princess Royal Hospital 9.30am to 4.30pm

23rd November 2017
Carers Support Group 6pm to 7.30pm

2nd December 2017
Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Marys Church Closes Today

6th December 2017
Carers Support Group 6pm to 7.30pm

18th December 2017
Stall at Princess Royal Hospital 9.30am to 4.30pm

Rehabilitation Centre closes for Christmas Period
22nd December 2017 at 4pm until 2nd January 2017 at 9.30am

Don't forget to check back regularly for updates!


Summer Fair 2017

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


Thank you to everyone that showed their support and joined us for the evening at Headway Shropshire Summer Fair.  Despite the tremendous downpour half way through the evening, everyone moved inside and it was our most successful fair to date.  It was lovely to see the families of both Clients, staff and volunteers browsing around the stalls.

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors very kindly donated a beautiful Koala for our Guess the Name Competition.  The name of the Koala was MILLY and was won by Darren in our Rehabilitation Centre.



Headway Shropshire is very grateful to all the businesses and individuals who donated all our amazing raffle prizes. We had some very happy prize winners.
These events would not be possible with out all the volunteers that helped out on the evening.  A huge thank you to the local companies that helped run stalls including Lanyon Bowdler, Shrewsbury Job Centre and Janet Redlar Travel & Tourism.

Headway Shropshire Summer Newsletter 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017





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Hats For Headway 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Hats for Headway Day

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


Text HFHW17 £1 to 70070 to make your Hats For Headway donation to Headway Shropshire.


Spring Newsletter 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017


Spring Newsletter 2017



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Survive the Wild 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017


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.

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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?

  • Grade 1 to 2 rock scrambling
  • Abseil 150ft into a quarry
  • Cliff Jump into water from 30ft
  • Navigate tunnels and cave systems
  • Ghyl scrambling
  • Waterfall descent
  • Wild camping
  • Outdoor Cooking – Food from the land
  • Trekking

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 disappointment!


Quick FAQs

What’s included in the cost of the challenge?

  • Full safety team
  • Transport throughout the Challenge
  • Parking at Dark Peak in the Peak District
  • Group first aid
  • All meals
  • Challenge finishers T-shirt and medal

What isn’t included?

  • Snacks
  • Personal insurance
  • Transport to Dark Peak

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 ticket?
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.




Winter Newsletter 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Headway Shropshire Calendar 2017

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Headway Shropshire have produced their first Calendar ready for 2017.  Each page features an amazing recipe for you to cook each month.  There is something for everyone from a warm Pumpkin Soup to Stuffed Chicken Breast or Lamb Kofte followed by Chocolate Orange Bread and Butter Pudding. 

Calendars can be purchased direct from our Headway Shropshire Office in Shrewsbury for just £5.  All money will be used to provide activities for our clients in our Rehabilitation Centre. 

You can also find the calendar in the Charity Christmas Card Shop at St Mary's Church in Shrewsbury, which opens on Friday 21st October until the start of December, the shop is open 10.15am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.  The shop will also stock a great range of Headway Shropshire Christmas Cards.  Our team will be volunteering on Monday afternoons so why not pop in and say hello.

Autumn Newsletter 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Autumn Newsletter 2016

Headway Shropshire Summer Fair

Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The sun came out on Thursday and our Annual Summer Fair was a great success.  It was lovely to see clients and their families as well as people from the surrounding businesses.  Feather Perfect brought along a selection of beautiful birds and lots of people enjoyed a falconry experience.  Shrewsbury Sapphires dance troupe added sparkle to the event with both their tiny tots and adults performing for us.  We are very grateful to everyone that kindly donated raffle prizes and items to sell at the fair.  It was our most successful Summer Fair and we are very grateful to everyone for their support.



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Headway Shropshire

Holsworth Park

Oxon Business park

Shrewsbury

Shropshire

United Kingdom

SY3 5HJ

Tel:   01743 365565

Fax:  01743 365563

Email: admin@headwayshropshire.org.uk

Headway Shropshire is a Registered Charity (No. 1100376) and is a Company Limited by Guarantee

(No. 4884834) registered in England.