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Trustees Annual Report and Accounts

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Click here to view Trustees Annual Report & Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017.

Prince Harry to launch new Headway initiative

We’re excited to announce that Prince Harry is to launch a new Headway initiative next Thursday!

The charity’s Brain Injury Identity Card will help the police identify brain injury survivors and ensure they are given appropriate support when they come into contact with the criminal justice system.

Read more about the visit – HRH Prince Harry to launch new brain injury initiative

Headway ID Card

Head Injury Information Days

Free events for professionals and for people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury, including families and carers.

Find out about :

  • The effects of head injury and brain injury
  • different services you can access
  • support and help that is available to you

There’s no need to sign up in advance.

GLASGOW INFORMATION DAY 10TH MAY 2017

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HEAD INFO DAY GLASGOW

EDINBURGH INFORMATION DAY 17TH MAY 2017

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HEAD INFO DAY EDINBURGH

 

 

Annual Awards coverage beats all records

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On 16 December 2016, we celebrated the outstanding achievements and dedication of 12 very special Headway Annual Awards finalists. Our heartfelt congratulations to each one of these inspirational people, and indeed those who nominated and supported them.

In addition to celebrating the fact that there can be life after brain injury, this year’s Annual Awards broke all records in terms of the amount of press coverage secured for local groups and branches across the UK.

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Working in conjunction with groups and branches, in 2016 the Headway UK press team secured:

128 pieces of coverage – a 22% increase on the previous record – comprising:

  • 44 pieces of print coverage
  • Two front cover articles
  • One national magazine
  • 74 pieces of online coverage
  • Eight radio interviews
  • One television news feature

The Headway Annual Awards not only provide an opportunity to acknowledge and thank those who go to extraordinary lengths to support others affected by brain injury, but also help raise the profile of groups and branches in their local area.

Every Headway group and branch has within it some very special people deserving of acknowledgement, while it has never been more important for local charities to raise their profiles and demonstrate their effectiveness.

The nomination process for the Headway Annual Awards 2017 will open in April.

The question is, who will you nominate?

Headway DerbyHeadway Derby was featured on BBC1′s East Midlands Today as their member Ruth Wright was nominated for the Volunteer of the Year Award.

If you were unable to attend the Headway Annual Awards in December, you can read more and watch a video of the ceremony on the Headway website.  

Headway East Lothian – Bags of Help

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Headway East Lothian – Outdoor to Indoor Art

Our project has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative! Vote for us to win the top prize in store!

Vote in Tesco stores 1 to 25 February to help us secure a Tesco #BagsofHelp grant.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 25 February on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.

Bags of Help website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

These are the stores that you can vote for Headway East Lothian in:
DALKEITH HARDENGREEN    EH22 3PP
EDINBURGH       EH7 4EW
EDINBURGH EXPRESS       EH8 7NG
HADDINGTON      EH41 3LZ
LEITH WLK EDINBRG EXP   EH7 5HW
GREAT JCT ST EDIN EXP   EH6 5LJ
NORTH BERWICK   EH39 5NF
PICARDY PLACE EDI EXP   EH1 3JT
MUSSELBURGH EXTRA       EH21 7BL
EDINBURGH LEITH EH6 8HL
EDINBURGH LEITH EH6 8HL
EDINBURGH GRACEMT EXP   EH16 6RS
EDINBURGH NIDDRIE EXP   EH16 4DT
EDINBURGH DUNDAS EXP    EH3 6JN
BONNYRIGG ROSEWLL EXP   EH19 3PA

Youth Philanthropy Initiative Scotland

Thanks to the team from Ross High School; Kirsten, Sarah and Fay for all their hard work in producing an excellent presentation about Headway East Lothian and living with an acquired brain injury. We received a cheque to the value of £3000 from YPI Scotland and hope to have the girls along to our Awards evening on Wednesday 7th September at the Doughty Centre, Haddington to show them how much we appreciate their efforts.

The girls made this video as part of their presentation, please have a look.

Headway East Lothian presentation

Head Injury Information Day

A FREE event for professionals and for people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury, including families and carers.

For further information click here – Head Injury Poster

Headway UK and Headway East Lothian believe that charitable fundraising should be conducted within an ethical framework.

At the end of last year there were many disappointing reports in the national media about the alleged fundraising methods of some of the biggest charities.  The national coverage of these issues in the media has damaged confidence in the voluntary sector.

Headway UK works within a set of ethical fundraising principles. These are as follows:

  • We do not employ third-party agencies to cold call and pressurise people in their own home!
  • We do not employ ‘chuggers’ to accost people as they go about their daily lives.
  • We will provide people with all the support they may need should they choose to take on a fundraising challenge for Headway.
  • We will never give the ‘hard sell’. If we have to convince people that we’re worth supporting, we’re not doing our jobs!
  • We promise not to bombard people with excessive mailshots.
  • We believe that people should have complete control over how much information they would like to receive from Headway.
  • We respect people’s privacy and will never share or sell their details or personal information to any other agency.
  • Every donation we receive helps us to go that one step further to improving life after brain injury!

These fundraising principles are visible on the Headway website https://www.headway.org.uk/donate/our-fundraising-principles

Save the Date – Head Injury Information Days

Free information events for professionals and for people affected by all types of acquired brain injury and head injury, including families and carers.

SaveTheDate – Head Injury Information Days

Pair are scaling three well-known hills

Two intrepid women are getting ready to climb three of the east of Scotland’s most well-known hills, as a thank you to a charity which helped one of them overcome a severe brain injury. Read more in the articles below.