29th October, 2015
We asked Wendy, our regular blogger for her thoughts on the recent launch of our National Lottery Funded Heritage Project. This initiative was kick-started during an evening presentation at The Museum of Cambridge on 22 October, 2015. Here’s Wendy’s take on the evening:
"The opening of the Headway heritage project didn't start well as the taxi taking me there was running late, getting me wound up and irritated. When I finally arrived I managed to let off steam whilst I was being wheeled to the museum.
Once inside I was met with familiar faces helping to put me at ease. I was very nervous standing up in front of all those people for the first time since my stroke. In fact I was terrified. But I tried to relax and joined in with conversations around me. Then suddenly all fell quiet and the talks began. Before I new it it was my turn. DEEP BREATH and it was all over. I remember making a few puns and hearing people's laughter and then applause. WOW I DID IT! I actually got up (not literally) and spoke in front of all those people.
We had a good response with a lot of people willing to help. It is going to be a two year project. It all seems very exciting and I cannot wait. If you want to find out more and how you can help too click here.
By the way, the taxi driver on the way back was perfect. I had a lovely conversation with him it was wonderful. It was so nice being able to talk to a taxi driver who didn't judge me. A very good day"
“ I struggled with a lot of issues, especially how I felt my father’s personality had changed and Headway Cambridgeshire helped me a lot at that time in my life. They made me feel much less alone and I’ll always be grateful for that. ”