Voyage Care have taken up the Headway Challenge Baton for 2018 – making us the only organisation to commit to a second year of fundraising for the head injury charity.
Last year we raised just under £12,000 for Headway – smashing our target of £10,000. All proceeds will go to Headway's national frontline services which provide vital support to those affected by brain injuries; such as their Helpline, Headway Acute Trauma Support nurses, information resources and the new Brain Injury Identity Card scheme.
Some of our fundraising highlights for 2017 include:
- Voyage Care staff members running the London and Birmingham Marathons
- One of the people we support walking up Snowdon
- Members of the senior management team taking part in an insect-themed ‘Bush Tucker Trial’
- Specialist brain injury home Markham House in Chesterfield raising £2,600 to take their fundraising total to over £6,000, with Glasshouse Hill in Ripley raising over £4,000
As this year marks Voyage Care’s 30th birthday, we are aiming to more than double our previous total and raise £30,000!
Our brain injury specialist Dave Barlow, who developed the partnership with Headway, said: “We are delighted to take up Headway’s Challenge Baton for another year, having worked with them since 2002. Headway is a perfect fit for us as we support many people with brain injuries at our 17 Headway approved specialist services across the UK and know the real difference the charity makes.
“There were some very creative and inspiring fundraising ideas in 2017 so I can’t wait to see what our staff teams come up with in 2018.”
Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising at Headway said: “Voyage Care has a great understanding about how brain injury can affect a person’s life so we are delighted they have taken on a Challenge Baton for 2018.
“Last year its staff raised an amazing amount, and the money was vital in helping to fund services which directly support those coming to terms with the consequences of a devastating brain injury.
“We can’t wait to find out all the inspiring ways its staff will fundraise for us again over the next 12 months.”
We are encouraging all Voyage Care staff and the people we support to get involved. We have high hopes of reaching our £30,000 target, so stay tuned and make sure to follow our progress on our social media pages!