Westwood working together to raise funds for Headway

Westwood House in Swindon organised a ‘growing together’ event on 21 June as part of Learning Disability Week, a campaign run by our Learning Disability Voices partner Mencap.

Our residents were given the opportunity to operate bric-a-brac stalls as well other various stalls.

Westwood House worked in partnership with their local Tesco, who were supportive of the event and sent their Community Champion along. Local musician, WorriedAboutMike, also sang and played the guitar throughout the event.

The day was a huge success, where Westwood House raised just under £400. The money generated from the day was donated to our chosen charity of the year, Headway – the brain injury association.

One of our residents from Westwood House said:

This was the best day, I am so tired but feel so valued for working today and raising monies to help people with ABIs. I know someone who lives here who has a brain injury, and so does the son of one of our members of staff. It’s great to think all my hard work today will help them.

Some of the residents of Westwood House at the growing together event on 21 June 2017.

Voyage Care provides specialist care and support to adults with a brain injury across the UK. We have purpose-built facilities, which are mostly Headway approved, fully equipped with the latest technology and fully trained staff to help the people we support. For more information about our acquired brain injury services please click here.