This month our Service Manager and some of our volunteers took LINK clients and HSG members to the Royal Albert Hall for a special Friendship Matinee performance. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performed an hour of 50 years of Bond music with guest presenter Fiona Fullerton (previous Bond Girl!). It was a fantastic afternoon enjoyed by all who came. Some of our attendees had never heard a live orchestra before and found the experience truly magical. We hope to attend next year’s Friendship Matinee which will be a Broadway Musicals.
The canal boat trip was a raging success once again! We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed some good food and great company. A huge Thank You to Pat for organising such a fantastic day!
This year West London Harley Riders (WLHR) had the honour of hosting the Federation of Harley-Davidson Clubs Europe (FH-DCE) SUPER RALLY, which was attended by many European clubs. This massive event took place at the Lincolnshire Showground at Grange-de-Lings. The event was attended by Staff, Volunteers, and Service Users running the stall we had in the show ground to promote HNWL and provide information about brain injury and the work of Headway UK. West London Harley Riders used the event as a platform for a fundraising initiative, and The Super Rally generated even more generous support for HNWL. A huge thank you to Mal, Cat Weasel and the WLHR members for their ongoing support and hosting such an exciting and successful event.
On 14th September 2015 our Service Manager, Aimee Parker, and one of our Trustees, Bushra Hamid, were invited to attend Hendon Lions Club’s general meeting and charity dinner. Aimee presented at the event before receiving a cheque on behalf of HNWL. A huge thank you to the Hendon Lions Club for their generous donation and support.
Aimee Parker, our Service Manager, and Trustee Siobhan Kelly were invited to attend the Mayor of London’s Community Reception event at City Hall. Mayor Boris Johnson expressed his appreciation for hardworking London charities that are actively trying to improve their communities in Brent and Harrow, and spent some time with Aimee and Siobhan. “Siobhan and I were so pleased to be given the opportunity to speak with the Mayor about the work we do to support people affected by brain injury at Headway North West London” said Aimee. “He expressed his longstanding support for Headway and, in particular, our day facility the LINK, which provides informal social rehabilitation sessions for our members. He even encouraged us to stay in touch!”