THERE were smiles all round as Headway Birmingham and Solihull received an award thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The £20,000 funding boost from the Postcode Community Trust is being to develop the charity’s Sports ans Wellbeing scheme, a project aimed at helping brain injured clients participate in sports in their local communities.
Sue Tyler, CEO at Headway Birmingham and Solihull, said: “Due to the nature of brain injury, many of our clients find it difficult to access community sports centres by themselves but with the support of our dedicated sports coordinators, now have a varied programme of sporting activities available to them.”
This includes gym sessions, disability cricket, fishing, walking football and much more.
Sessions are specifically designed for people with disabilities of varying levels, enabling clients to try a new sport or return to one they enjoyed pre-brain injury.
Sue added: “We are so grateful for this funding boost from the Postcode Community Trust for helping us get this project off the ground.
“Increased physical activity is good for everyone’s health and fitness and we hope to build our Sports and Wellbeing project over the coming months and years to ensure our clients continue to have this opportunity to participate in community sports.”
The sports project has also received funding from The Peter Harrison Foundation.
Visit www.headway-bs.org.uk or email [email protected] for more information on the specialist brain injury services provided by Headway Birmingham and Solihull.