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Two branches of Headway charity merge to cover Suffolk

Caledonian Society  handfed over �1,700 to West Suffolk Headway from its Burns night.

Pictured: Holding the cheque David Crane and Margaret Clark (Chair person of the Caladonian Society). Along with Iain MacDonald (Vice Chairman of the Caladonian Society), Kim Rice, Keith Inns and Grant Wlliot (Treasurer of Caladonian Society) ANL-140317-150938001

Caledonian Society handfed over �1,700 to West Suffolk Headway from its Burns night. Pictured: Holding the cheque David Crane and Margaret Clark (Chair person of the Caladonian Society). Along with Iain MacDonald (Vice Chairman of the Caladonian Society), Kim Rice, Keith Inns and Grant Wlliot (Treasurer of Caladonian Society) ANL-140317-150938001

West Suffolk Headway has announced it is to merge with its eastern counterpart to form one organisation.

Headway Ipswich and East Suffolk and Headway West Suffolk will merge from April 1 to become Headway Suffolk.

The Bury manager Dave Taylor is retiring at the same time and the managing role will be taken on by Helen Fairweather, current manager at Ipswich.

Dave, who has worked with the charity for the past nine years, said: “I took my retirement to coincide with the merger as it seemed the best time. It’s the people we are trying to help who always inspire you the most and we are hoping that our clients won’t notifce any difference and in the longer term will see new services developing,”

Thye Bury organisation supports 47 people and a joint statement issued on Wednesday said the merger will make the charity stronger.

The organisation has two rehabilitation centres, one in Ipswich and one in Bury at Northgate Business Park.

It is holding a launch event on June 12 between 2pm and 6pm at Haughley Barns for funders, clients and carers.

 

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