Mayoral visit at Headway’s South Devon centre

Mayor of Torbay, Gordon Oliver, made a special visit to Headway Devon’s day centre in Torquay last week.

The visit was arranged after Mayor Oliver made a very generous donation of £500 to the centre as part of a pledge to donate half of his annual salary to local groups and organisations in the Bay.

This donation was very gratefully received and enabled the group and their families to enjoy a day out to Paignton Zoo earlier this year. Outings like this are very important for people with brain injuries, offering a fun way to develop social skills and feel more at ease in busy places, as well as providing a great opportunity for clients to spend some quality time with their families and friends.

During Mayor Oliver’s visit, he was able to meet some of the people that Headway Devon supports, view the photos taken on the Zoo trip, and enjoy a home-made cream tea laid on by clients, carers and volunteers at the centre.

Sean Villiers, Headway’s South Devon Centre Manager said, “we were delighted that the Mayor was able to take time out of his very busy schedule to come and visit our centre, find out more about brain injury and meet some of the people who have been able to benefit from his generosity. We hope that he enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did and we look forward to welcoming him again in the future.”