Festive fundraisers get a challenging year off to a flying start!

Reverend Robert Jennings (right) at the Christmas swimDonations that have been received following events over the festive season are already helping to make a difference for local people with brain injuries.

Local volunteers and supporters have recently raised over £800 for Headway Devon, and these donations are very gratefully received at the start of what we expect will be another challenging year.

Kicking off the donations was an impressive £241.17, which was raised by shoppers and staff at Alphington Road Sainsbury’s through a bucket collection. Next in was a £330 donation from the Branscombe Choir who donated the proceeds from their Christmas carol singing to Headway Devon. And finally, the Reverend Robert Jennings, Minister of Glenorchy United Reformed Church in Exmouth, raised £250 in sponsorship by taking part in Exmouth’s Christmas Day Swim.

Community Fundraiser, Sarah Prentice, commented: “We were delighted to have received these very generous donations from our friends and supporters. We know that Christmas can be a very busy and expensive time so we were touched that so many people were willing to take the time to show their support for our work.

“We expect that 2013 will be another difficult year for Headway Devon, and we know that it will be an on-going challenge to ensure that we are able to raise enough funding to be able to continue providing a vital lifeline to local people with brain injuries and their families, but these donations have got us off to a great start and we hope that they will inspire others to get involved too.”

If you would like to help support Headway Devon in 2013 by making a donation or helping to organise a fundraising event, we would love to hear from you. Please call Sarah on 01392 211822 or email sarah@headwaydevon.org.uk.