Independent healthcare specialists IPRS Group has adopted Headway Suffolk and national Headway UK as its chosen charities for 2019.
The group provides a diverse range of clinical products and services through its four subsidiaries, including IPRS Health, which earlier this month won the Customer Care Award at the East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk Business Awards.
IPRS Health, the health and wellbeing division of the group, helps over 50,000 individuals a year recover from musculoskeletal and mental health conditions and disorders.
Staff at the UK-wide company, which is based in Little Blakenham, near Ipswich, have been taking part in a number of fundraising challenges and events, and they have much more exciting things to come, in a bid to raise funds and awareness for Headway Suffolk’s services, as well as nationally for Headway UK.
Headway Suffolk supports local adults throughout the county with acquired brain injuries, stroke and neurological conditions through its range of rehabilitation, therapy and support services. This month the charity was granted planning permission to build the Stephen Hawking Neuro Centre in the Ravenswood area of Ipswich – an innovative new residential and rehabilitation centre.
On September 28, a team of over 30 people from various parts of IPRS will come together to walk 26.2 miles of London’s streets – including past marathon runners, some keen walkers and some who have never dreamed of the distance – in their quest to raise a minimum of £3,000. Their sponsorship page can be found at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/teamIPRSmarathonwalk.
Ben Beckwith, Wellbeing and Workplace Services Lead and Physiotherapist at IPRS Group, said: “The IPRS Group is incredibly pleased to be supporting Headway as our chosen charity of the year.
“We are a company with headquarters in Suffolk and with a workforce spread over the UK. As such, Headway was a perfect charity as we can support locally and nationally.
“We also have family members and friends who have directly been supported by Headway and they wanted to help give something back.
“It is fair to say that everyone is delighted with the events we have had so far and we are very excited with those coming up for the rest of the year. We are looking forward to making 2019 a really strong year of fundraising for Headway.”
Helen Fairweather, Chief Executive of Headway Suffolk, said: “We are extremely grateful for IPRS Group’s support for Headway Suffolk.
“We provide a wide range of services in Suffolk for brain injury survivors and those with neurological conditions. These include our hubs, bespoke one-to-one home care and community support, and vital clinical therapy services.
“The statistics show almost nine people every day suffer a brain injury in Suffolk, whether that’s traumatically from a car accident, a stroke or a haemorrhage, which highlights the importance of our work as a charity and our crucial services that literally are a lifeline for survivors.”
The IPRS Group sponsorship page is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SomeoneSpecial/IPRSGroupCharityoftheYear2019.
Headway Suffolk supports users with speech, mobility, life skills, cognitive abilities and daily functioning, as well as increasing confidence and social integration after brain injury or a neurological condition through its wide range of rehabilitation, therapy and support services.