Nick goes the extra 13 miles for Headway

Nick Morris - Exeter Half MarathonHeadway Devon worker, Nick Morris has been inspired to run not one, but two half marathons to raise money for the local brain injury charity.

Nick, who is currently in this third year at Exeter University studying for a degree in psychology, began volunteering for the charity in September 2012, before becoming a one-to-one community support worker just under a year ago.

As well as completing the Exeter Half Marathon last Sunday, Nick will be taking part in the Reading Half Marathon with his two half-brothers. Nick chose the two half marathons for his challenge as he works and studies in Exeter but was brought up in Reading.

Nick commented that the reason he chose to raise money for Headway Devon was that, “a lot of charities are very well known but Headway isn’t, so I really wanted to raise awareness of the work that they do. It’s important that people with brain injuries are supported by the community, and charities like Headway, or I don’t know where they’d end up.”

Myra Heno, Nick’s line manager and Community Support Services Manager at Headway Devon, says “We were delighted to hear that Nick had decided to take part in these races to raise money for Headway Devon. Our workers perform a vital role in helping people with brain injuries to rebuild their lives and go on to enjoy happy and fulfilling futures. It’s great to hear that Nick has been so inspired by this work to want to raise money to ensure that it can continue. We are very grateful to him, not only for this decision to fundraise, but also for the excellent work he does on a daily basis with local people in need.”

Nick has already smashed his £200 sponsorship target, raising an impressive £285. If you would like to support Nick and add to that total, visit his JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/NickMorris-Headway