Support The Headway Essex Christmas 35 Campaign And Earn A Thank You Card From David Tennant

Headway Essex, the charity offering support to adults living with acquired brain injury, celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2020, a year that has been challenging worldwide for charitable organisations. To try to end the year on a positive note, the Colchester-based organisation has just launched its Christmas fundraiser with a little help from its patron, David Tennant. 

David Tennant became involved with Headway Essex in 2006 when researching for his character in the BBC television drama Recovery. David played a building site manager who suffers a debilitating brain injury in a car crash and visited the day care centre in Colchester to learn more about the devastating impact of such injuries on individuals and their families. 

In their new campaign, Headway Essex are asking our supporters to either raise or donate £35 to the charity to help them reach their target of £5000. They would also love to hear your stories of how Headway Essex has helped you with the view to inspire and encourage people to donate.

If you're unable to donate, there are other ways you can help by fundraising, for example:

- Give something up during the campaign (coffee/tea/sugar, etc.) and donate the money saved

- Ask family and friends for donations to Headway Essex instead of Christmas presents

- Take on a walking/running/cycling challenge and raise sponsorship

A special keepsake from David Tennant

To show their appreciation, the first 250 people who raise or donate £35 (or more) will receive a special thank you by way of a card signed by the Headway Essex Patron, David Tennant.

Make your donation via the Just Giving page here

For more fundraising ideas for this years campaign, click here.

The mission of Headway Essex is to ensure that everyone in Essex living with an acquired brain injury can live a fulfilling life and that families and carers are better able to cope within their caring roles. The charity relies on voluntary donations to enable it to continue to provide vital services across the county to brain injury survivors and their families, including day services, activities and support in the community.  They also proactively promote awareness of brain injury by offering training to professionals, acting as an educational resource for universities and by running awareness events within schools and colleges.