22 Mar

Look Ahead in the North 2019

Calvert Trust, Kielder Water and Forest Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 1BS

Look Ahead in the North 2019 will be held over the period 22-24 March 2019 at the Calvert Trust, Kielder Water & Forest Park. Headway North Cumbria was initially allocated 10 places for this event, though, as in previous years, we requested additional places.   We have now received confirmation that we have been allocated 13 places for the event this year and those that will be attending have been notified accordingly. As before, the branch will be making a contribution towards the costs of attendance so the cost per individual to participate will be £90. .....

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25 Mar

Annual General Meeting

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM The New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, Carlisle, CA1 1LB

The Annual General Meeting of Headway North Cumbria will be held on Monday 25 March 2019 at The New Waterton Hall. A complimentary buffet lunch will be available from 13:00. The AGM, itself, will commence at  14:00. The agenda is as follows: Approval of the minutes of last AGM Annual Report Election of Officers Approval of Accounts Planning Activities for 2019 Any Other Business It should be noted that a few of the current committee members will be standing down at the AGM and will not be seeking re-election.  If you.....

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15 Apr

Afternoon Tea at Heads Nook Hall

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM Heads Nook Hall, Nr Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 9AA

Headway North Cumbria will be taking Afternoon Tea at Heads Nook Hall, Brampton on 15 April 2019.     Located on the edge of the village of Heads Nook, seven miles from Carlisle, Heads Nook Hall offers a unique luxury Country Guest House experience.  Built in the 1840s, Heads Nook Hall retains all the original Victorian features, including a panelled dining room.     On arrival we will be greeted with a glass of  prosecco or non-alcoholic prosecco.   Afternoon tea will be set out and served in the beautiful wood panelled breakfast room which has.....

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29 Apr

Presentation on the Anatomy of the Brain

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM The New Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, Carlisle, CA1 1LB

Paul Russell, a Clinical Neuro-psychologist and Lindsay King, a Speech Therapist, from the Cumbria Community Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (CCABIRT) will attend the Day Centre on Monday 29 April at 1.30 pm.  They will give a fun, but informative, presentation on the anatomy of the brain which it is hoped that our members and supporters will find stimulating and relevant. The usual range of Day Centre activities will also take place.

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20 May

Action For Brain Injury Week 2019

Fatigue – or excessive tiredness – is one of the most commonly experienced effects of brain injury. Indeed, it is the most commonly cited effect of brain injury reported by the 11,000 callers to the Headway UK helpline each year. Our brains control everything we do, think and feel. They are the control centre that dictates our actions and reactions, and the pace at which they happen. They are our batteries, recharged with sleep and rest. But after brain injury, these batteries drain far more quickly and therefore need recharging.....

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17 Jun

New Mills Trout Fishing Park

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM New Mills Trout Fishing Park Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 2QS

New Mills Trout Fishing Park is set within 7 acres of rolling countryside and is centred upon an historic 1753 Corn Mill, which was originally part of the Howard family’s Naworth Castle Estate. New Mills stream-fed pond has been an oasis for anglers since the 1980’s and the amenities around it have been developed ever since.  In 2012, the property was acquired to develop an outstanding venue for fishermen and families in north west England. Headway North Cumbria plans to take a group to fish in the "Fun Fishing Pond" which.....

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21 Jun

Lake District Calvert Trust

The Lake District Calvert Trust, Little Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QD

Following a survey of our membership it has been decided to make a group booking for an activity weekend at the Lake District Calvert Trust on Friday 21 - Sunday 23 June 2019. The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre, specialising in activity courses for people with disabilities, their friends, family members and/or colleagues.   The Calvert Trust’s 60-bed centre is based just 4 miles out of Keswick in the heart of the Lake District, close to the shores of the beautiful Bassenthwaite Lake.  Bedrooms, mostly configured for 2 or 3 occupants, have.....

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08 Jul

Watchtree Nature Reserve and Watchtree Wheelers

01:00 PM - 03:30 PM

 Watchtree Nature Reserve is a 205 acre haven for wildlife and people. Featuring flower rich meadows, old and new woodland, miles of hedgerow and wetland habitats this a place for everyone.  Wildlife is perfectly at home here and we have abundant Brown Hares, the European protected Great crested Newt, numerous breeding birds, interesting moths, stunning butterflies, secretive bats and incredible dragonflies.  The nature reserve is situated within much of the former RAF Great Orton airfield (1942-53) and you can still spot airfield construction dates etched into the concrete by servicemen as.....

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27 Jul

Platty+ – Watersports on Derwentwater

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lodore Boat Landings, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

On 27 July 2019 we will be heading off to Derwentwater for water sports with our friends at Platty+. Platty+ is a small friendly family run water sports centre based on the shores of Derwentwater experienced in dealing with individuals and groups, children and adults (including those with special needs), families with young children, corporate groups and school parties.  They are offering a two hour programme that will run from 10 am to 12 noon with attendees being given the opportunity to go on the water in a canoe, kayak, or dragon boat......

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23 Nov

Christmas Fair 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Victory Hall, Dalston, Carlisle, CA5 7QA

Headway North Cumbria will hold its annual Christmas Fair at the Victory Hall, Dalston on Saturday 23 November 2019.  Doors will open at 10:00 and the Fair will run until noon. Freshly made mince pies, scones and biscuits will be served with tea and coffee. Join us for some Christmas shopping where there will be a variety of stalls selling a wide range of products. A report on last year's event can be found here:    

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09 Dec

Christmas Lunch 2019

12:30 PM - The Auctioneer, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle CA1 2RW

Headway North Cumbria will be holding its Christmas Lunch in the Function Room at The Auctioneer, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle CA1 2RW on Monday 9 December 2019.   A report on the 2018 Christmas lunch can be found here.  A full set of photographs from the event can be found in the gallery in the photo album Christmas Lunch 2018

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