A big thank you on behalf of Headway

A few weeks ago I sent a Tweet asking if people might donate an item to a charity fundraising project my dad was involved in.   A raffle as part of their Cotwolds village fete to raise money for the local Headway support group.

To say my dad was overwhelmed with the box of stuff I finally handed over was an understatement.  We got everything from a £100 voucher for Selfridges to framed original cells from “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.  With booze, hand made jewellery and stationery, dvds, books and tickets to a comedy show in between.

My dad’s thanks is here:

Hi T,
I promised to let you know how well we did with the raffle to raise money for the charity “Headway” at the beginning of September.
We had a target of £500 and we actually raised closer to £600. We were fortunate to have had a good day weather wise and the array of prizes attracted a much bigger audience than previous years.

So thank you for your crucial support, and please pass on my thanks to the many Twitter contributors who so generously responded to your request for prizes.

So thank you to all of you who offered items and RT’ed my Tweets asking for prizes.

Headway is an amazing charity that supports people who have suffered brain injury in the following ways:

  • A Helpline provides information, advises on sources of support, finds local rehabilitation services and offers a listening ear to those experiencing problems
  • Publishing a range of booklets containing information about aspects of brain injury that will be helpful to those directly affected, plus professionals, employers and members of the public
  • Promoting an understanding of brain injury and its effects
  • Lobbying for better support and resources to be made available by statutory health and social care providers
  • Campaigning for measures that will reduce the number of brain injuries

So we know that the money raised is going to be put to good use straightaway.

If you want to find out more or donate directly, please see visit the Headway Website

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  • I’m delighted. Just sorry that my signed book is still sitting in storage somewhere and couldn’t help. Another time, hopefully.x

  • Doing stuff with a charity, as I have been doing recently, has been the most rewarding experience of my 25-plus years in in the workplace. People’s kindness and generosity of wallet and spirit is a real joy and is what keeps my faith in the essential goodness of humanity – especially when it is sorely tried on days like this when you hear about two policewomen being shot. Well done to everyone who contributed – it means a lot to charities every time someone does something like this.

    • Yes, hats off to both you and my dad for organising this particular event.

      Always good to give something back, isnt it?