Hats for Headway was another hugely successful day – thanks to all the wonderful islanders who donned their silly hats to support us. Up at Headway House we had everything from pirates and Indians to jokers and clown hats with people dropping by to hand in their donations. Earlier in the week the hats were … Continue reading
Afternoon Tea at the Governor’s
We were extremely proud of our Headway gang last week as we glammed up for afternoon tea at Government House. Mrs Lynda Walker has become a regular at Styx, volunteering at our Friday socials and even leading a session on embroidery, and in honour of Brain Injury Awareness Week she invited Headway members, staff and volunteers … Continue reading
Our runners are in!
Headway would like to say an enormous thank you to Brian Bougourd and John Bell for their incredible efforts in the Marathon Des Sables. These men are super human. Enduring 52C heat whilst trudging 250km across sand dunes with scorpions in their shadows they have raised £8,000 for Headway at the last count. We could … Continue reading
Les Chansonelles – An evening of light entertainment
Friday 27th September at Les Capelles Church. With guests Laura and Jack Colley, compered by Kath Prince.
Half marathon triumph
Guernsey Headway member Sarah Whitchurch completed her first half marathon in June. All the more remarkable when you realise that Sarah, aged 26 did this in a standard wheelchair, having contracted meningitis at the age of 11. Clearly Sarah is one tough cookie and having watched the swimming at the Paralympics last year, and meeting … Continue reading
Hats for Headway
Hats off for Headway with another hugely successful Hats for Headway day. Big thanks to all islanders and businesses who donned silly hats to raise awareness of serious brain injury. A special thanks to Steve from Ace Taxis who drove the bobble- hatted taxi and to Cannaccord Genuity for allowing us to brand the car. … Continue reading
Charity of the Year
Headway Guernsey has won local recognition by being named as the Charity of the Year 2012 in the island’s annual Community Awards programme. More than 90 nominations were made for just 6 awards, with 20 organisations competing for the Charity of the Year prize, supported by the event’s main sponsor State Street Global Services. In praising … Continue reading
When the Olympic torch came to Guernsey last June over 10,000 islanders lined the streets to celebrate not only the sporting event but local heroes. Headway member Manny Helmot, a commonwealth cyclist before his accident, was one of those chosen to carry the torch. Understandably proud to be chosen, Manny announced that he was doing … Continue reading
In true Headway fashion, members focus on their abilities not their disabilities, so heading up the climbing wall, with the help of the Guernsey Climbing Club was a challenge they relished. Conquering fears and overcoming barriers is a way of life for our members.