Chris Carthy receives the Eric Kitchen Award 2021

This year’s Eric Kitchen award has been presented to Headway Trustee and Volunteer, Chris Carthy.

The Eric Kitchen award was started in 2017 in memory of benefactor and author, Eric Kitchen and is made for long standing commitment to charity and outstanding personal development.

Chris has been involved with Headway since 2010 and she is more than aware of the difference Headway brings to the lives of many. Her hard work has enabled us to continue our services to those who have been really struggling and more so over the Covid-19 lockdown.

Presenting the award, Laura Brown Assistant Manager said, ‘Chris, you have been a trustee and volunteer since 2010. A big mention goes to your involvement in the Keeping In touch Project. I can’t think of anybody else who would be able to adapt to the new position as you have Chris. On behalf of the staff and Trustees we are delighted to present the Eric Kitchen 2021 award to you and we are so grateful for your commitment and passion for Headway Central Lancashire..’

Chris said, ‘I was amazed and happy to be acknowledged in this way it was a complete surprise and I was very moved. I have loved every minute of being involved with Headway Central Lancashire and feel privileged to be able to help others after acquired brain injury’.

Previous winners of the Eric Kitchen award are:

Ian Johnson, David Liddell and Rachel Kay.

Steven raises £466 in Marathon

Thank you to one of our Headway family members Steven Hornby @shornby69 who ran the Manchester marathon raising £466 for our charity: supporting brain injury survivors and major trauma patients and their families. From us all, congratulations and thank you.

Tony’s Close Shave

Headway Preston and Chorley’s brain injury survivor Tony Gansler has a very close shave in aid of Headway Preston and Chorley.

On his 60th Birthday he wanted to mark the event with a fundraiser for Headway Preston and Chorley.

Ths close shave took place at Jesseys Barbers Lane Ends in Preston and you can still donate here:


Steven’s ‘John West Great North Swim 2021’

Stephen will be completing the Great North Swim 2021 in Windermere on June 11th in aid of Headway Preston & Chorley.

“This charity is very close to my families heart after my cousin was involved in a major accident which resulted in him being in a coma for several weeks, thankfully pulling through. Since then my Auntie Liz works tirelessly with her team at the Preston & Chorley charity to raise as much money as they can whilst supporting individual and families affected by acquired brain injury and major traumas”

Any donations are greatly appreciated and can be done so via Stephen’s Just Giving Page.

Headway Preston Spring News 2021

Headway Preston Spring News

We are pleased to announce our roadmap for opening up services and we look forward to welcoming existing clients and new members alike, however pre-booking for all our services is required.

Opening up will start with our office premises on 17th May where we will be able to see clients face-to-face for pre-booked appointments. This service will cover any support that cannot be dealt with over the telephone or via our virtual service.
We are also delighted to announce our first outdoor supervised walk on 25th May, followed by the start of our Headway Preston community session on 3rd August 2021.

We will be posting a copy of the newsletter below to all our clients.


Headway Central Lancashire?

Here at Headway Preston and Chorley, we are contemplating a name change to one which would better encompass the areas we cover. We would like to invite any of our clients or interested parties to give their thoughts via the following survey.

Tippings Christmas Lights raises £26,188.67

Tippings Christmas lights have been raising money for charity for the past 9 years and in that time Mark and Nicola Tipping have raised £107,596.67.

3 years ago they included Headway Preston and Chorley as one of their chosen charities alongside Rosamere Cancer Foundation, Derian House and Jordan Grant 18 Memorial Fund (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

Liz Bamber, manager of Headway in Preston said, Mark and Nicola are my neighbours, and when they learned about our charity, they didn’t hesitate to support us. We are enormously grateful to them and all who help to construct and dismantle the lights each year. The amount raised this year is staggering and will be split between the four local charities. Thank you to everyone who has donated.