I have written before about how we at Anthony Gold are enthusiastic supporters of Headway East London “HEL” and the fantastic work it does.
HEL is a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Working across 13 London boroughs, HEL offers specialist support and services for survivors and their families.
We are particularly happy to be supporting HEL during its 20th anniversary year.
With so much to celebrate, it would be nice if HEL could make 2017 their biggest and most successful year yet. What better way to do so than by getting friends old and new together for a fundraising challenge? There are so many events to choose from in London and further afield.
Rosy Ross, Fund Raising & Development Officer at Headway East London highlights three of her favourite events this year:
The Headway Take20 Challenge! It works like this:
- HEL gives you £20, for you and your team to invest however you wish. You could use it to buy ingredients for a bake sale / buy raffle prizes / host a bric a brac sale, for example.
- The challenge is launched on 1 April, and teams have 6 weeks to continue reinvesting (and growing) their funds to raise the most money for Headway!
- All the teams will then come together for a celebration event in Acquired Brain Injury Week in May, where the winner is announced proceeds are donated to Headway and its members.
Another really fun event is the 5k/10k Superhero Run (on Sunday 14 May – which also falls within Acquired Brain Injury Week). HEL has spaces for their own Headway Heroes – the superhero outfit is provided by the organisers, and you get to choose your favourite.
Thousands of runners in capes limbering up in Regents Park is an unmissable sight, and it’s one of the most fun and accessible sponsored events. You can walk, jog or run, and it’s a pram- and wheelchair-friendly route. You can register your interest here.
The Vitality Run Hackney half marathon (aka the Hackney Half) is another favourite race of Headway East London, as the route goes past their headquarter. That’s on Sunday 30 April, and is fast becoming one of the most popular half marathons in the country with lots of music in the streets and the party atmosphere spilling into the parks long after the race has finished. There are a few spaces left, so if you are interested in running the Hackney Half on behalf of HEL, please contact HEL here.
Headway East London Supper Clubs
Hot off the press is the news that tickets are now on sale for the next Headway Eats Supper Club. The next event is taking place on Thursday 30 March 2017. For more info and tickets click here.
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