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Runner Tackles Marathon to Raise Funds for Headway

15th September 2016

Runner Tackles Marathon to Raise Funds for Headway

Bank worker Nicola Aldridge has completed a marathon to raise money for Headway Aylesbury Vale after a close relative suffered life-changing brain injuries in a fall down the stairs. Nicola, 42, from Monks Risborough completed 26 miles in the Chiltern Marathon on Sunday 11 September. She has already collected around £1,300 in sponsorship for Headway, an organisation which supports survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Nicola took si hours 45 minutes to complete the Chiltern Marathon on Sunday. The event, which starts and finishes in Lane...

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New website boosts Headway Aylesbury Vale

2nd September 2016

New website boosts Headway Aylesbury Vale

Headway Aylesbury Vale is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, providing information on the support and activities on offer to clients and their family and carers. The new site contains details of upcoming events as well as offering insight, via the case studies page, into the lives of some of the people affected by ABI and the impact Headway has had on them since. Visitors to the new site can find out facts about Acquired Brain Injuries, as well as what services are offered via HAV’s Fairford Leys-based Hub, Riverside...

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Headway AV Charity Bike Ride – Raise money and have fun! – 30th August 2015

4th May 2016

Headway AV Charity Bike Ride – Raise money and have fun! – 30th August 2015

Starts at 9am from Headway Aylesbury Vale, Fairford Leys. Take part or come along for a great family day out and to raise money for those affected by brain injuries. Find out more and register for the bike ride (links to the press release about the event and sponsorship page).

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Headway hunts for more volunteers and survivors

25th April 2016

Headway hunts for more volunteers and survivors

Headway Aylesbury Vale has fantastic premises and a bumper lottery grant, so you may think life is perfect for the charity. But trustees are on the urgent look-out for more volunteers and more survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), as well as additional funds so they can fully realise their potential in 2016. The brain injury charity recently won a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to run photographic and art sessions. This will be of huge benefit to the survivors of ABI because it will give them skills and experience to aid in rebuilding...

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Sir David Jason calls on public to back Headway charity cyclist

Actor Sir David Jason is urging the public of Aylesbury to get behind Headway Aylesbury Vale by sponsoring cyclist Mick Simmonds on his epic 900-mile ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Businessman Mick, 53, a local painting and decorating contractor, is setting off on July 3 on behalf of Headway, the brain injury charity which moved into Wedgewood Street in Fairford Leys last year. His aim is that his 10-day ride will raise at least £10,000 to help survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Now he has the support of Sir David, who is...

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Headway finds 10,000 special reasons to celebrate Christmas

22nd December 2015

Headway finds 10,000 special reasons to celebrate Christmas

Staff and clients at brain injury charity Headway Aylesbury Vale have 10,000 extra special reasons to celebrate at Christmas this year. For £10,000 is the approximate amount of the grant they recently won from the Big Lottery Fund to run art and photographic projects at their base in Fairford Leys. And, as they step into 2016, they are well on the road to planning the sessions which they believe will be of huge benefit to the survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) who depend on their services. Headway bosses also hope the classes will widen...

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Honey Bee quiz donations leave Headway buzzing

13th October 2015

Honey Bee quiz donations leave Headway buzzing

A brain injury charity is buzzing with delight as donations pour in during weekly quiz nights at the Honey Bee pub in Fairford Leys. Almost £900 has been raised for Headway Aylesbury Vale as the watering hole in Trenchard Street has become a hive of activity every Tuesday night since the start of September. The Honey Bee decided earlier this year to give near neighbours Headway the proceeds of a raffle during the regular free quiz night – and pub bosses are delighted with the response from the public. Assistant Manager Stuart McFarland said:...

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Brain injury survivors urged to seek help from free clinics

15th August 2015

Brain injury survivors urged to seek help from free clinics

A charity is reaching out to survivors of brain injuries by appealing for them to take advantage of a unique opportunity to seek support and guidance offered by a free drop-in clinic. Headway Aylesbury Vale set up the series of clinics in July at its premises in Fairford Leys and is urging survivors of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), their families and carers not to miss out on these sessions. The next clinic is from 11-3pm on Friday September 4 at Headway in Wedgewood Street, Fairford Leys – in the corner of the car park behind the Co Op...

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Mick rides home in triumph after epic charity cycle ride

26th July 2015

Mick rides home in triumph after epic charity cycle ride

Charity cyclist Mick Simmonds has returned home in triumph to Bucks after an epic 957 mile ride which has so far raised around £5,000 for Headway Aylesbury Vale. Businessman Mick, 53, a painting and decorating contractor from Quainton, took ten days to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End. He had no support crew as he braved the toughest hills in Britain, mostly in pouring rain. Among his many sponsors was celebrity David Jason, who is one of his customers. Accompanied by his friend Jon Durrant, a businessman from Thame, he cycled an...

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