Headway Suffolk calls on community support this Christmas
Brain injury charity Headway Suffolk is calling for local businesses, community groups and supporters to support its services this festive season after a difficult year.
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the charity has continued supporting its clients to help with their rehab and care as best as possible and reverting to virtual services, such as counselling sessions and understanding brain injury courses, to reduce risk.
It also increased its services with a helpline, delivering meals and food parcels to isolated clients, and upped its homecare provision to assist the local authorities.
Headway Suffolk has now been able to resume most of its face-to-face services, with its Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds hubs open for life skills and cognitive activities, support for clients to access community activities, Brainy Dogs therapy, and input from its physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and occupational therapist.
However, due to lost funding from social care and the cancellation of many fundraising activities, Headway Suffolk estimates it faces a shortfall of £100,000 in funding in 2020 due to coronavirus.
Therefore, it is asking if the local community could support the charity raise proceeds through its new Headway Suffolk Christmas E-Cards.
The UK spent over £200 million on Christmas Cards in 2018, which is higher than anywhere in the world. Once Christmas is over, one billion of those cards end up in landfill because they can’t be recycled, according to research by the Great Card Association.
Help Headway Suffolk’s cause and the environment by sending its new e-cards in return for a donation that you will save on cards and postage. It’s quick and easy to select a design, make a donation and send to colleagues and family via Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp or LinkedIn.
Send Christmas E-cards here - https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/headwaysuffolkxmascards
With office parties a no-go, Headway Suffolk is also encouraging local businesses to go virtual and hold an office party on Zoom, where everyone can dress up, share their pets and families with each other and support Headway Suffolk with a donation.
Headway Suffolk is a registered charity which supports adults living with an acquired brain injury, stroke or a neurological condition through an extensive range of rehabilitation, clinical therapy and support services.
For more information, contact David Crane, the charity’s Communications and Marketing Officer, on 01473 712225 or email: www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk.. Visit the website -