Brain injury charity handed Solihull Sports Award - The Solihull Observer

Brain injury charity handed Solihull Sports Award

Solihull Editorial 25th Jul, 2019 Updated: 25th Jul, 2019   0

CELEBRATIONS were in order as a brain injury charity was handed a top award.

Headway Birmingham and Solihull came top in the Solihull Community Club category at this year’s Solihull Sports Awards.

The charity was given the accolade and a £400 cheque for its Sports and Wellbeing programme which encourages those with brain injuries to get more active.

Activities include golf, fishing, indoor cricket, cycling, boccia, adapted archery, horse riding, air-rifle-shooting and table tennis.

Jade Evans, the charity’s sports facilitator said: “Winning the award is the icing on the cake for us – as we feel others appreciate the value of this programme too.

“Taking up a new sport is a challenge for anyone but for those with a brain injury it can be even harder.

“Many of our clients have physical disabilities along with behavioural and cognitive deficits and these, with travel costs and entry fees too, make it very difficult for those with an acquired brain injury to access community sports without support.

“Our aim was to remove the barriers to participation so that our brain injured clients and their families could enjoy a range of sports and the health benefits of being more active.”

For more visit or email Jade Evans at [email protected]

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