Vote For Headway Essex To Win A Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award

Vote for Headway Essex to win a valuable award of up to £3000 from the Lloyds Bank Community Fund. The award will allow the charity to continue to provide essential support via their day centre in Colchester and Community Support Service to people in Essex who have acquired a brain injury. The charity currently supports over 300 families

David Tennant has been the Patron of Headway Essex since he worked closely with the charity while researching for his role in the television drama Recovery (2007) in which he played a building site manager who suffers a debilitating brain injury in a car crash. David visited the day care centre and spent a considerable time taking part in group sessions with attenders, to explore the huge impact the injury had on their lives and relationships. He said,

“Getting to know some of the clients of Headway Essex was instructive, eye-opening and very moving. These are people coming to terms with lives that have changed beyond all recognition. Having to deal with something society often misunderstands, misinterprets and mistrusts.
As I understood more about the condition I understood how vital the work that Headway is doing can be. They give understanding, experience and community to people struggling to rebuild their lives. Against all odds, the spirit and humour of the clients at Headway Essex was remarkable.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund will provide grants to support more than 1,300 local good causes in villages, towns and cities across England, Wales and the Isle of Man. Lloyds want your help to find the shortlisted causes that are most important to you and your local area.

There are four good causes in each community area. The two groups with the most votes will each receive £3,000 and the other two, £300 each. 

UK fans can vote for Headway Essex by SMS too. Just text VOTE KPXC to 61119. If voting from the Isle of Man, please text VOTE KPXC to 447860016016.