Hats the way to do it!

Apr 13, 2016

Headway Thames Valley is calling out for people to don their wackiest hat for a day to raise funds for families across the Thames Valley region living with the effects of brain injury.

#HatsForHeadway 2015 Winners

#HatsForHeadway 2015 Winners

We are appealing to businesses, schools, and community organisations to get creative for Hats for Headway Day, which will take place on Friday, 13 May as part of Action for Brain Injury Week.

Staff at Headway Thames Valley have suggested a few ideas of how people can get involved and support the fundraiser, including sponsoring a friend to wear a funny hat or organisations holding their own mini-competitions with a prize for the best or funniest head gear.

Several clients of Headway Thames Valley have already gone a step further for the occasion by opting to customise or make their own hat as part of a craft workshop the charity runs to aid rehabilitation after brain injury.

Not only will participants be helping out a worthy cause while having fun, but the fundraiser will be part of a nationwide competition run by the national charity with a prize for ‘best hat’.

Stephen Welch, Chief Executive said: “This is a really fun day and we hope lots of people get involved. But there’s a serious side, too. Brain injury can have a devastating impact upon the lives of individuals and their families, affecting everything they do, think and feel.

“We want people to know that by taking part in Hats for Headway Day, they’ll be supporting our work to improve the lives of local people affected by brain injury, helping them to rebuild their lives and regain their independence.”

  • For more information about this year’s Hats for Headway Day, simply contact Headway Thames Valley on 01491 411469; or e-mail info@headwaythamesvalley.org.uk
  • To enter the UK-wide competition, all you have to do is tweet a photograph or video of yourself wearing a funny hat to raise funds for Headway using the hashtag #HatsForHeadway; or via the national charity’s website.