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Pancake Day at Headway House

Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in many countries by making and eating pancakes.  Many will know it as “Pancake Day” or “Pancake Tuesday”.  This year Shrove Tuesday falls on 25 February. Pancakes are associated with the day preceding Lent, because they are […]

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Headway Launches Survey About Memory Loss

As part of its upcoming Action for Brain Injury Week campaign, Memory Loss: A campaign to remember, Headway has launched a survey asking brain injury survivors to share their experiences of memory problems.  The survey is designed to be completed by brain injury survivors but can be completed by family/carers/friends on the survivor’s behalf.  […]

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AMF Bowling – February 2020

On Monday 3 February 2020 a group of members, carers and volunteers from Headway North Cumbria went Ten Pin Bowling at AMF Carlisle.  This was our first outing of the year and, as usual, the activity proved to be popular with many of our members.  We had 20 people bowling on four lanes of […]

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Adrian raises over £1,700 for Headway North Cumbria

On Thursday 12 December 2019 Headway North Cumbria member, Adrian Hope, undertook a three mile sponsored swim to raise funds for the branch. A number of years ago Adrian was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumour which has left with long term health implications, including short term memory loss.  His life went into a downward […]

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Christmas Lunch – 2019

On Monday 9 December 2019 seventy-six members, volunteers, their support workers and family members from Headway North Cumbria participated in the Branch’s final event of the year, the Christmas Lunch.   Always popular, this was the best attended event of the year and the Function room of  The Auctioneer was packed with members, many dressed in festive […]

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Headway UK News – Winter 2019

Headway has published the fourth and final edition of Headway News for 2019.  This issue is jam-packed with all the latest news and features, including: ‘Concussion continues to hit the headlines’, ‘Let’s talk continence problems’, ‘Saturday Night Fever – the difficulties of learning new skills after brain injury’ and much […]

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Helen raises over £1,000 for Headway North Cumbria

On Saturday 30 November 2019 Headway North Cumbria member, Helen Wilson, undertook a two mile sponsored swim to raise funds for the branch. Helen suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in 2013 which left her with epilepsy and resulted in her losing her sense of taste and smell and, for nearly […]

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Headway North Cumbria Christmas Fair 2019

Headway North Cumbria’s Christmas Fair was held in The Victory Hall in Dalston on Saturday 23 November 2019.  Doors opened at 10 o’clock with the Fair running until noon. Visitors were able to sample home-made mince pies, scones and a hot drink and meet up with friends and members of Headway North Cumbria.     […]

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Filming with ITV Border

On Monday 11 November 2019 ITV Border visited Headway North Cumbria to film for a report they were to broadcast on the fundraising efforts of two of our members – Helen Wilson and Adrian Hope.   Independently of each other, Helen and Adrian have decided to undertake sponsored swims in support of […]

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Make Sure Your Vote Is Counted

Headway UK has produced a briefing document to inform volunteers and members of Headway about what needs to be done to  ensure that they don’t miss out on the chance to take part in the upcoming General Election.  This is a guide about the practicalities of voting and is NOT about choosing which […]

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