Spreading the word over a cuppa
A HEAD injury charity held a coffee morning to mark Brain Injury Awareness Week last week.
Headway, based in Wotton Road, offers support and rehabilitation to people who have suffered a brain injury, whether that be through a stroke, fall, road accident or illness.
Spokesman Marie Jenkins said: “This year Brain Injury Awareness week has been aimed at young adults because statistics of them getting brain injuries, especially men, are very high.
“Traumatic brain injury accounts for 15 per cent of all deaths in 15 to 29-year-olds.
“The event was very well attended, with people coming along to find out what we do.”
Mayor of Ashford Norman Ayres with some of the clients and volunteers at Headway
Mayor of Ashford Norman Ayres with Paula Brown, day centre manager, Andrea Constable, volunteer, Stephen Ratcliffe, volunteer, Marie Jenkins, facilitator, and Derek(Del) Howard, volunteer