22nd June, 2016
Sophie Parker, a Rehabilitation Worker at Headway Cambridgeshire and 11 other staff members took part in the Bear Grylls Survival Race at Wimpole on Saturday 20 August 2016, to raise money for Headway Cambridgeshire.
The race was over a 10k course with over 35 obstacles to overcome and at least 2 survival challenges that tested survival skills in different environments and situations.
Sophie says: “I joined Headway Cambridgeshire as a volunteer in 2014. I came to the charity because it provided the most relevant work experience for my degree. After volunteering for just over a year I was offered a post as a rehabilitation worker.
Headway is a wonderful organisation; it gives people with a brain injury the opportunity to make the very most of their lives and it is a privilege to work here. I did the Bear Grylls Survival Race to raise money so that this vital work can carry on. Although it was a challenging day for us all our clients face far greater challenges on a daily basis.”
The Headway Team, along with our corporate supporters at Bouygues raised £5,000 which will be used to provie the best possible services for brain injured people.
If you haven't already, please show support for Sophie and the team – visit their JustGiving page and make a donation.
“ The Hospital Brain Injury Co-ordinator became someone who absolutely understood how I felt, I didn’t need to explain. I could talk about my fears and worries. She was such a great support through the difficult days, but could also celebrate the small step successes, which was important to me. ”