28th September, 2017
Our ambassador Andrew Marr presided over the fundraising event. After having a stroke a few years ago Andrew found painting to be a useful part of his own rehabilitation and he is keen to support other people with brain injuries.
Well-known artists and clients from Headway all donated works of art to the auction which raised £12,000 which will go towards maintaining our services.
Andrew Marr said:
'The evening was a great success. I am happy to support such an effective charity which provides a lifeline for people with brain injuries. I have found great solace and satisfaction in being able to paint and I know many of the people who attend Headway Cambridgeshire find the same thing. People with brain injuries sometimes struggle to express themselves and creating art provides a way of communicating feelings and working through changed circumstances.
Andrew's own painting The Birds and the Trees raised £1400 towards our total.
The evening was generously supported by Childerley, Marks and Spencer Cambridge, Cheffins and Brain Injury HTC.
“ 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. ”