Return of popular Exmouth spring fayre

Headway Devon’s Spring Fayre and Coffee Morning will be back at the Open Door Centre on Church Street in Exmouth on Thursday 13th April! The fayre will run from 10.30am-2.30pm and is open to all. Centre manager, Diana Russell, says, “Our spring fayre is a regular event in our fundraising calendar and always goes down […]

Exmouth’s Fundraising Spring Fayre

Headway Devon’s Spring Fayre and Coffee Morning will be back at the Open Door Centre on Church Street in Exmouth on Thursday 31st March. Organised by clients, volunteers and staff from our centre in Exmouth, the event will run from 10.30am-2.30pm and is open to all. Centre manager, Diana Russell, says, “Our spring fayre is […]

Crafts and Coffee Mornings: our upcoming events!

There’s all sorts going on at Headway Devon over the next few months. Make a note of these dates in your diary to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! Saturday 17th August – Craft Fair at Exmouth Pavilion. Selling a range of beautiful hand-knitted toys, intricate cards and delicious chutney. […]

Paddling and Pedalling from Edinburgh to Exmouth!

Over the past four weeks, intrepid fundraiser Alistair Cope has been cycling and canoeing his way from Edinburgh to Exmouth to raise money for three charities – Headway Devon, the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education, and Blesma. This unique challenge has become known as “papete” – paddle and pedal Edinburgh to Exmouth – and […]

Sun is shining on Headway Devon fundraising

Recent fundraising events have put a real spring in our step here at Headway Devon. From bucket collections and raffles to coffee mornings and grants, our supporters have gone above and beyond to support local people with brain injuries. This seasonal fundraising began with a coffee morning at the Meads in Silverton in May raising […]

Brain injury hits the road

To mark Action for Brain Injury Week Headway Devon embarked on a tour of the county, with coffee mornings featuring an exhibition of art produced by people with brain injuries in our valued local centres. The tour took in each of the fife towns wehre Headway Devon runs a centre: Torquay, Tiverton, Exmouth, Honiton and […]

Out and about in Action for Brain Injury Week

To celebrate Action for Brain Injury Week, which will be running from 13th-19th May, Headway Devon will be touring the county with an exhibition of client artwork and coffee morning. This “roadshow” will be launching in Torquay on Monday 13th May, before moving on to make stops in Tiverton, Exmouth, Honiton and finally Exeter on […]

Colin’s story

“On Christmas Eve 1983 I careered over the edge of a glacier and broke my jaw, cheekbone and nose, although the real damage was to my head.” Colin Hastings was 25 at the time and had been enjoying a skiing holiday with his friends in Austria. After his injury, Colin spent over three months in […]

Mike’s story

“I was working on a steam car in a garage with my friend Reg when I decided to close the door as it was getting cold. The next thing I remember is waking up in Derriford Hospital where I was drifting in and out of consciousness.” Mike Welch and his friend suffered from carbon monoxide […]

Action for Brain Injury Week – Local people tell their stories

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week and Headway Devon are seizing the opportunity to let people know about this hidden disability. To raise awareness of brain injury and to inform people about the vital work that Headway Devon does in the local community, Colin, Mike and Jerry who all attend Headway’s centre in […]