Brain injury charity makes headway in Whitby

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FORTY five members and families of a charity which helps people with brain injuries met in Whitby this week to celebrate its work and thank the volunteers that work hard to support people within their communities.

They were from Headway groups and branches in the Yorkshire and Humber region and their visit to Whitby was part of Action for Brain Injury Week.

The trip included a lunch at Trenchers restaurant and was a real opportunity for all the different groups and branches to meet and get to know each other.

Rachel McLafferty, regional co-ordinator for Yorkshire and the Humber said: ““Across the country Headway is making a difference to people’s lives with advice, support, information and education.

“Action for Brain Injury Week helps us to focus on our message of making people aware of the bigger picture when it comes to living with brain injury, including how Headway can help.”

Mark Hollinghurst of the recently formed Headway Yorkshire East Coast branch added: “This was a fantastic day out with a really important message behind it – that support for people with brain injury and their families is vital. Many thanks to everyone who helped to organise this event.”

For more information about Headway log on to www.headway.org.uk.