Our facilitator, Frejya, enjoyed an amazing adventure back in March along with partner, Chris, and their choir, ‘A Different Direction’.
The guys successfully fundraised and jetted off to New York City where they performed live at the fabulous Carnegie Hall, having been headhunted!
You may remember ‘A Different Direction’ choir, as they performed with our Headway musicians back in October last year at the Ukulele Concert.
The concert, ‘Total Vocal’, was a celebration of contemporary ‘a-cappella’ for singers from all over the world, arranged and produced by creative dirctor, Deke Sharon.
An amazing experience for the guys!
We’re delighted to have been chosen by Wellingborough Golf Club as one of their two local charities to support over 2019 (the other being ‘Wellibus’).
Chairperson, Sally McKeown, got in touch with Becky and invited her to a fundraising bridge drive back in December and then to the lady members’ prizegiving supper, where Becky had the opportunity to meet members and chat to them a little more indepth about the services we provide. The Club was extremely friendly and welcoming and have lots of great fundraising events in the pipeline for us over the next few months, including garden parties and a jazz afternoon in June, which we’re told has ALREADY sold out!
We thank Wellingborough Golf Club sincerely for choosing to support us this year and look forward to working together.
We were pleased to help our deputy manager, Jonny, celebrate (or should that be comiserate?!) his 40th birthday, complete with handmade ‘Mini Eggs’ cake and a card packed full of signatures and good wishes from clients, staff and volunteers.
Client Keith and volunteer Dave also worked together to produce a lovely keepsake for this milestone, namely a painted, wooden ’40th’ plinth decorated with coins. Not just any old coppers, either – Keith and Dave made sure they were all ‘1979’ coins, and Keith took the time to individually clean and polish every single coin by hand. We think this says a huge amount about the friendships forged between us here at Headway East Northants. Happy birthday, Jonny!
What an incredible coffee morning we enjoyed on the 29th November! We were thrilled to welcome so many friendly faces to our centre, ranging from staff, clients and volunteers through to families, carers, community supporters and Irthlingborough residents!
Our wonderful volunteers worked so hard making delicious cakes and treats, manning the hot drinks stand, making up hampers and running the raffle to name but a few things! We had some wonderful raffle prizes this year thanks to our friends at Morrisons and Tesco, whose goodies enabled us to put together some stunning hampers, perfect for Christmas.
We were thrilled to have raised approximately £400 for our centre, all of which will be used to enrich and support the lives of those with ABI. Enormous thanks to all involved!
When autumn got underway, our facilitators organised a ‘Mushroom & Funghi’ theme day for our clients. First we did a bit of research together about the many different species out there, then carried out some photo identification.
Next, clients and volunteers ventured out into the “great Irthlingborough outdoors” to forage and gather suitable materials to create ‘woodland houses’ (with a few fairies from the art department thrown in for good luck!).
Of course, what else would be on the menu for lunch that day than mushroom risotto?! A terrific day for everyone, working together and using creativity, forward-planning and concentration.