Voyage Care already raised £12,000 for Headway in 2017 – smashing their target of £10,000 to support national frontline services. As this year marks Voyage Care’s 30th birthday, they are aiming to more than double their previous total and raise £30,000.
Some of their fundraising highlights for 2017 included:
- Voyage Care staff members running the London and Birmingham Marathons
- One of the people they support walking up Snowdon
- Members of the senior management team taking part in an insect-themed ‘Bush Tucker Trial’
- Specialist brain injury service Markham House in Chesterfield raising £2,600 to take their fundraising total to over £6,000, with Glasshouse Hill in Ripley raising over £4,000 so far
Since 2002, Voyage Care has grown its specialist acquired brain injury (ABI) provision to 17 services across the UK and have been a member of Headway’s Approved Provider Scheme since 2006.
Voyage Care’s ABI specialist Dave Barlow, who developed the partnership with Headway, said: “We are delighted to take up Headway’s Challenge Baton for another year, having worked with them since 2002. Headway is a perfect fit for us as we support many people with brain injuries at our specialist services and know the real difference the charity makes.”
Jo Plant, Director of Fundraising at Headway said, “Voyage Care has a great understanding about how brain injury can affect a person’s live so we are delighted that it has taken on a Challenge Baton for 2018.
“Last year its staff raised an amazing amount, and the money was vital in helping to fund services which directly support those coming to terms with the consequences of a devastating brain injury.
“We can’t wait to find out all the inspiring ways its staff will fundraise for us again over the next 12 months.”