Wendy's Summer Blog

Wendy's Summer Blog

9th July, 2015

Wendy has summed up the feelings of the Headway Cambridgeshire clients about the retirement of our outgoing Chief Executive, Mary Goode...

"It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to our beloved leader. For at the end of the month, Mary Goode is to retire. Mary who has been our boss for four years will be greatly missed. She always has time to stop and talk with us and always a cheery hello or goodbye. Mary, we wish you well in your retirement and please don’t forget us – do come and visit us. Goodbye Mary."

Well said, Wendy!

August 2015

Wendy has been sharing some thoughts on the benefits of going to live music - and the woes of negotiating public transport in a wheelchair...

Young Gods

"At the weekend I went to a ‘Young Gods’ gig. Wow is all I can say, they were sooo good. I arrived in plenty of time and waited. The support band came on. They were very good; they were called ‘Twin Wild’. Then after they had finished their set we waited for the main event. Then all of a sudden a roar rose up and there were Ben, Simon, Gustav, John and Fraser. They were wonderful. I really enjoyed myself singing along at the top of my voice and afterwards a meet and greet with the band with the chance to get their album signed. I have some very happy memories to last me a long time."
July 2015

Bus Travelling Blues

"I am afraid I am in complaining mode – sorry but I travel a lot by bus. There is only one place I can go but the amount of people who have to rush on before me is unbelievable. Most of the drivers are very good and treat me as normal (whatever that means) but there are one or two who treat me like I am some brain dead moron which I am not. But why, oh why do people have to sit on the arm of my wheelchair? It’s not on, invading my personal space and I do not like it. Also why is only one wheelchair allowed at a time, but you can have five buggies. It is not fair, why are the disabled so discriminated against? The best are little children who will smile and ask which I don’t mind. It is the adults who glare and won’t speak and whisper ‘she shouldn’t be in that’. Believe me, I wish I wasn’t but I am. I can live with it, why can’t you?"

Did you come to our Open Gardens / Carers' Week celebration on Saturday 13 June? We had lots to see and do in the garden and plenty to eat as well as cake & plant stalls. Wendy, one of our client bloggers, wrote about it:


"We had been preparing for weeks for the event and finally the day came for the Great Headway Garden Party – and it was raining – boy was it raining.

The bouncy castle didn’t turn up, so not a good start. But there was lots of fun to be had. A treasure hunt, a very tasty cake stall, and of course you could buy the famous Headway eggs. We also had the Jackson Creek band to entertain us (they were very good). So it wasn’t so bad after all, if only it hadn’t rained so much!"

July 2015

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.