Action for Brain Injury Week 2020
This year Action for Brain Injury Week took place from 28the September to the 4th October, focused on Memory loss: A campaign to remember which aimed to raise awareness of the ways in which memory problems can affect brain injury survivors and their families. It explored the impact of memory on relationships, recovery and returning to work.
The health, social and economic impact of coronavirus, or COVID-19, cannot be understated.
At Headway Norfolk and Waveney, we understand that the ever-changing environment, in which social change is happening at an unprecedented pace, is causing significant concern to individuals and families affected by brain injury.
King’s Lynn have a lot of exciting projects starting, recently having began work on the allotment in collaboration with the Norfolk Autistic Society, clients have been enjoying the process of planting fruit and veg, - even when the weather isn’t the best! This year the team have already planted shallots, garlic and rhubarb; with a lot more planned.
Clients at the Gorleston Centre have been getting creative and developing new artistic skills. The art group went to the Norfolk Makers Festival which was held at Norwich Forum. They worked with Withy Arts on a textile art project over six weeks. The clients work from this project was on display at the festival and they also got involved in some other creative workshops at the forum.
Free Stamps to Collect!
I recently got back into stamp collecting when my sister discovered our childhood collections when she moved house.
Did you collect stamps as a child? Is your collection hiding in the loft? Now would be a great time to dig it out, or if you missed out as a child, now is your opportunity to start a collection!
Through these trying times, many charities have been faced with huge financial loss and are amongst the sectors that have been negatively impacted by Coronavirus. Headway Norfolk and Waveney are one of the charities that has seen the negative impact that Coronavirus has had, despite this, they have been working hard to raise funds to continue supporting those affected by brain injury. During lockdown, this is where Headway ‘Boredom Busters’ began to take shape.
Halloween may look a little different this year, so if you are looking for virtual twists to your favourite holiday then look no further. Here are our top 5 fundraising ideas to get our autumn holiday back on track, all whilst raising money for Headway, be sure to have a look and pass on to anyone who may be interested!