3rd November, 2016
We would like to spotlight one of our wonderful supporters who has been raising money for us in memory of her father who died in October of this year. To date, she has raised over £1,600 and the total is rising.
Charlie Wall’s father Bruce was an active, sporty man before a devastating motorbike accident which killed his 18 year old son and left Bruce with serious head and spinal cord injuries. He fought to continue to live his life despite the fact he was profoundly disabled. During the 23 years after the accident he was helped by a variety of organisations and charities including Headway Cambridgeshire.
Charlie Wall says it was the inspiration she got from her father that made her decide to raise money for other brain injured people.
“I chose Headway Cambridgeshire to raise money in memory of my Dad because over the years they have helped me hugely when I have struggled to know how to deal with various situations. Directly after the accident I will always remember the Head Injury specialist who dealt directly with us and was hugely supportive at such a traumatic emotional time.
Brain injury can affect anyone, at any time and Headway Cambridgeshire, an autonomous charity, supports individuals and their families through these life-changing events, treating clients as individuals and building a bespoke service to meet their needs and aspirations.
There were many charities involved with our Dad over the years so it was difficult to think of just one. However we choose Headway so that they can continue to do the great work they do locally for families affected by extreme life changing events.”
We would like to thank Charlie for her efforts on our behalf. Every penny raised will make a difference to the lives of brain injured people.
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“ 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. ”