21st October, 2015
A well-known local sportsman popped into Headway Cambridgeshire recently to present a cheque.
Former footballer Adrian Cambridge works for international firm Ampac, whose scheme ‘Be Bold’, awards employees who have bright or innovative ideas that benefit their company. Adrian was recently awarded a bonus of £400, which he donated to Headway Cambridgeshire. He visited the charity’s centre at Ida Darwin to see first-hand the rehabilitation facilities and activities that his donation would be supporting. Whilst visiting he took time to meet some of the clients during a break between sessions.
Adrian, who has a family member that Headway has been supporting for a number of years, was very interested in the variety of sessions on offer, including ‘Lifeskills’ which enable clients to learn everything from personal care and safety to menu planning and meal preparation.
He said: “It’s very impressive that you teach clients to carry out these important tasks. To be able to prepare and chop a variety of vegetables for a meal is important to healthy eating and to a person’s independence.”
Adrian was also keen to see the gym, a vital part of Headway Cambridgeshire rehabilitation programme. Here, supported by gym instructor Veer Dhillon, clients can work on an individually tailored fitness programme to help build their strength, confidence and independence.
Austin Willett, Headway Cambridgeshire CEO said: “It’s fantastic to have the support of Adrian for our work. We’re extremely grateful for his generous donation, which will support our activities, and furthermore it’s great that he values and understands the beneficial effects of Headway Cambridgeshire’s comprehensive rehabilitation programme.”
“ As a brain injured person it can sometimes be hard to feel positive about your progress but the gym instructor at Headway Cambridgeshire pushes me in the right direction and helps me to feel more enthusiastic about what I am able to achieve and what I might achieve in the future. ”