Brain injury charity appeals for public vote

Headway Suffolk is appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a �25,000 community award from the Freemasons.


PICTURE: Mecha Morton
Headway Suffolk is appealing to all its friends, supporters and service users to vote online to help them receive a �25,000 community award from the Freemasons. PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Voting has opened for an award scheme which could see a local brain injury charity £25,000 better off.

Headway Suffolk, which has a hub in Bury St Edmunds, is appealing for votes to help it win the largest share of a grant scheme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

As part of Freemasonry’s 300th anniversary celebrations, the foundation is distributing £3 million among 300 charities around the UK.

Each charity will receive between £4,000 and £25,000.

A public vote between June 12 and July 31, will decide how much each charity receives.

Bury St Edmunds’ Gatehouse charity is also in the running.

“A grant of £25,000 would make a huge difference to our work,” said Allistair Renton, chairman of Headway Suffolk.

“Headway helps local adults rebuild their lives, improve skills impaired as a result of their injury or condition, and live more independently.

“We do this through our rehabilitation and therapy services and support many individuals in their own homes and in the community to increase independence with daily living skills and helping to access leisure activities.

“I would urge anyone and everyone to go online and vote for Headway.”

The Masonic Charitable Foundation obtains all of its funding from Freemasons and their families.

Around half of Freemasonry’s charitable expenditure goes to charities which help people in communities.

“In this special 300th anniversary year, we want to involve the public, as well as local Freemasons, in deciding which of the charities should benefit most.”

Headway Suffolk supports 250 adults a week throughout Suffolk and south Norfolk .

To vote, visit www.mcf.org.uk/vote