Friends of Headway Launched at Addenbrooke's

6th June, 2013

Headway Cambridgeshire staff launched the new Friends of Headway Cambridgeshire initiative on Wednesday 5 June 2013. Staff of Barr Ellison Solicitors were among the visitors to the launch stand on the concourse at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Here at Headway Cambridgeshire we couldn’t achieve nearly as much as we do for our clients without the wonderfully generous support of people in the community: people who volunteer to work with clients or in our office; and those who make regular donations and who fundraise on our behalf. This is so important for us because it costs us £1600 a day to deliver our services across the county and this amount is not covered by our fee income.

Our Friends will provide a focus for all our current supporters and the sense of belonging to a family, and we hope will help us to grow our supporter base through promoting more widely the extent of help we can offer to people with acquired brain injury.

Friends will be offered priority invitations to all our events, and will help us in raising funds on a regular basis with the satisfaction of knowing they are supporting a tremendously worthwhile cause.

If you are already a supporter of Headway Cambridgeshire, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We shall be sending you shortly a personal invitation to become a Founder Friend. And if you are new to Headway and would like to support our work for local people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, we’d love to have you as a Friend. If you can’t wait to receive your invitation to join our Friends, you can join or find out more by emailing friends@headway-cambs.org.uk.

Launching our Friends of Headway Cambridgeshire scheme at Addenbrooke’s on 5 June, we already have some new friends! Please join us.

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.