We are overwhelmed with the support! We asked for skydivers to raise funds and 17 of you confirmed that you are ready to take to the skies!
We are raising funds to help our members attend a specific place that enables people with disabilities to enjoy an outdoor adventure event! It helps brain injury survivors with confidence, coordination and social skills. It helps their families find support in each other.
Any additional funds raised will go towards continuing to grow our expanding services to help all those affected by brain injury.
The sky dives take place on August 23rd and August 31st!
Here are some of the team members that would appreciate your support!
First to sign up was 23 year old Gareth. His Dad suffered a severe brain injury in 2011 and he knows, only too well, how devastating it is for the entire family. Not just at the time of the injury, but the years that follow as they learn to adjust to the ‘new person’ that needs their support. He is doing a triathlon and a sky dive! To support him: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/tridive
Josh Richardson was quick to sign up next! Josh’s younger sister has an acquired brain injury and it changed life for the entire family – forever. He also knows how much support the family need – in addition to his sister. To support Josh in his skydive: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/joshskydiveforheadway
Dean Oxley is also skydiving in support of his family Josh (above) and Abbie. To support Dean: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/deanoxley
Ben Wordsworth was shocked to learn that there was absolutely no support (until they found Headway) for his friend when his father suffered a brain injury – he is skydiving to raise funds so that we can continue to support everyone who comes to us! To support Ben: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/bwordsworth
Rachel Redford met a lady with a child the same age as hers. She was touched that this 5 year old child struggles with her father’s brain injury and no-one was willing to help – until Headway stepped in. She is skydiving to help raise much needed funds to continue the support: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/rachel-skydive
Gary Sulkiewicz is facing his fears to skydive and is asking for people to support him to raise funds so that we can tackle the fears of those living with (and affected by) brain injury. To support Gary: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/gsulky_skydive
Rachel Pratt is skydiving because her mum, who works in the court of protection, works closely with those with brain injury – and has witnessed that, due to no fault of their own, individuals and families have daily struggles to rebuild their lives after brain injury. To support Rachel: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/rachelpratt
Beecham Peacock has 4 skydivers in Jake, Hasina, Emma and Sara – they have a joint fundraising page to help raise funds and witness the challenges of brain injury survivors daily in their work. To help show your support to their braveness: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/beechampeacockfearlessfour
Sue Chappell, from Burnetts Solicitors, is ‘happy’ to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet to raise funds to help rebuild lives of brain injury survivors and their families, she is hoping that people will help her raise funds too! http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/suechappell
Hugo Heathcote, recently volunteered to assist a Headway psychologist help support brain injury survivors, he heard about our plight and is skydiving to raise funds here: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/hugoscharityskydive
Philippa White, a friend of Hugo was moved too! She is also skydiving to help: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/philippaskydive
Dave Cuthbertson is skydiving to help us give those that come to us for help attend an outdoor activity weekend for people with disabilities! Please help him help us! Every £1 helps!: http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/thor
More to come soon! We will update you on their progress!!!