Action for Brain Injury Week is organised annually by Headway to raise awareness about brain injury and its effects. ‘Hats for Headway Day’ is held on the Friday of the week.
Headway Bradford went out and about in an effort to play our part in raising awareness about brain injury. We held stands at Airedale General Hospital, Bradford Royal Infirmary and Broadway Bradford.
Our Health & Wellbeing Day was well attended. We enjoyed hand massages, having our nails painted, planting, art work with inks, healthy snacks and a buffet lunch before joining in a session of seated exercise to round the day off.
Boccia was fun! Staff from Irwin Mitchell, Solicitors (all wearing blue sweatshirts in the photos), gave up some of their time to come to the Kirkgate Centre, Shipley to mark out a court, teach us the rules and help us enjoy playing several games. There were some very good shots!
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On the day before Valentine’s Day we had fun decorating heart-shaped biscuits and making Valentine’s cards.
The photos don’t really show just how pretty the trees looked ‘in real life’ with all their lights twinkling, but to give you an idea, the first three photos show our tree and other trees at St James’ Church, Thornton and the last photo shows our (white) tree at Northcliffe Church, Shipley.’
Sixteen of us braved the cold weather for our visit to this garden centre – thankfully there was no snow or ice! We enjoyed a lovely meal in The Potting Shed restaurant/cafe there and browsed around the centre – so many things to look at!
It was a chilly day but it stayed fine and our tombola and sale of homebaking, handmade jewellery and handmade Christmas stockings raised £340 for Headway Bradford funds.
Good food and good company made our meal out at the Noble Comb, Shipley an enjoyable occasion.
Saltaire Festival is an annual event which lasts for 10 days. On the last Saturday of the Festival, a Charities Fair is held in the grounds of the United Reformed Church at the bottom of Victoria Road. For several years Headway Bradford has held a fundraising stall at this fair, and this year was no exception. Many local shops had donated quality items for us to use as tombola prizes and these, together with donations of items from members and other people, made our tombola a great success. Home baking and handcrafts were also on sale and a grand total of £500 was raised on the day. We also had an Information stall at the fair to raise awareness about brain injury by giving out leaflets and chatting to people.
Thank you to everyone who worked hard and contributed to make the event so successful.
Ten of us enjoyed a day out visiting this national museum. We traveled by rail, arriving at the museum in time for lunch. As the weather was good, we were able to eat our packed lunches outside in the picnic area.
The rest of our time, which went very quickly, was taken up viewing the royal carriages and engines before heading back to York Railway Station for the return journey.