Spread­ing the word over a cuppa

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

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.”

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Mayor of Ash­ford Norman Ayres with some of the clients and vol­un­teers at Head­way

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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

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