Fund-raisers make Headway

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A NEW support group for people affected by brain injury has held its first fundraising event.

Headway Central Northumberland is a new branch of the national association that seeks to promote better understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information and support services to those affected by it.

The local branch is made up of volunteers with first hand experience of the issues. It hopes to become a source of contact for people in central and south east Northumberland, offer mutual support and social companionship, as well as provide information and advice.

The group will officially launch later in the year, but Vice Chairman and brain injury survivor Bob Walkinshaw has already organised its first fund-raiser — a race night, raffle and pie and pea supper at The White House social club in Ashington. More than 40 people attended and £202 was raised.