Putting the Headway into Gift Giving
Yesterday Andy took a bag full of gifts to the Headway Oxfordshire centre.
Gifts raised as part of our 8th Sleigh2Give Appeal.
These gifts worth around £150 in value will make such a huge year-round difference to the service users of the brain injury organisation, who work to support adults, like Andy, living with brain injuries.
The gifts will mean that the service users who get to benefit from them will help to increase their life skills, provide entertaining games sessions, art classes and improve cognitive and memory and thinking skills and all within a group environment important for socialisation.
Andy has been under the care and support of Headway – as has his Mum as his carer – for almost 11 years!
And, they have literally “changed and transformed” Andy’s life, helping him to regain some of his lost life skills, and improved and brought his confidence up no end.
He bashes out some brilliant paintings in the monthly art classes.
We have raised around £23,000 for Headway through funds raised over the years from countless events, cake sales, stalls, tombolas and raffles and these gifts were brought by the money raised by this year’s Sleigh2Give funds raised in Tesco’s Didcot and other generous public donations.
Gifts like these will make a year round difference for the members who attend the centre as Andy does twice a week as part of his own ongoing rehabilitation and recuperation.
Yesterday it was also the Thursday group’s Christmas party and there was singing galore with karaoke, guitar fun and the last painting masterclass of 2022.
Headway is one of our health and disability causes we are proud to support and we look forward to seeing their sensory rehabilitation garden come to life hopefully in 2023, a large part of our hard-raised funds have gone towards the project.
Thank you once again to everyone who supports our annual festive drive.
We are only able to provide our toys and gifts to children in hospital, the less fortunate and the vulnerable thanks to our amazing community and the kindness received.