Burns Night makes gains for Headway clients

The Claedonian Society has raised �1,550 with their annual Burns Night event and are presenting the cheque to Headway
The Claedonian Society has raised �1,550 with their annual Burns Night event and are presenting the cheque to Headway
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A CHARITY which supports people who have suffered head injury has been given a boost thanks to the Burns night supper staged by the Caledonian Society.

On Thursday West Suffolk Headway received a cheque for £1,550 from the Caledonian Society which each year raises money for local charities.

The money will be used to support people recivering from brain injury or stroke.

Headway runs a range of activities for people helping them to rebuild skills and phsyical strength.

These include cooking, art therapy,exercise, IT and gardening.

Headway manager David Taylor said: “These are difficult times as charities are looking to fund-raising to fill gaps in funding. That is why this generous donation from the Caledonian Society is so important.”

Headway is currently working on a new scheme whereby a community facilitator will visit people in their homes and help them to reconnect with interests and rebuild contacts. Volunteers or Headway staff would support those first steps back into the community.

This scheme has been achieved through a £35,000 grant over two years from the St Edmunds Trust.

Mr Taylor said: “If someone has had a stroke their network of friends may diminish and they may want a way to develop more friendships.”