Headway Suffolk is inviting businesses to support its building of a new brain injury rehabilitation hub and housing centre in Ipswich by using its Christmas E-Cards in return for a donation.
The brain injury charity is building the £5 million Professor Stephen Hawking Centre, which includes 24 homes in two bungalows and a new rehabilitation hub for local adults with acquired brain injuries and neurological conditions, on the Ravenswood area of Ipswich, to be ready by 2020.
To help meet the cost of the build, Headway Suffolk has a fundraising brick appeal where anyone, from large businesses, schools and to families, can buy a brick from just 50p each.
This Christmas, businesses can send their colleagues Headway Suffolk e-cards, personalised with the company’s name and logo and featuring two designs, in return for a donation towards the brick appeal.
To do so, contact David Crane, the charity’s Communications and Marketing Officer, on 01284 702535 or by email: [email protected].
Anyone wishing to get more involved in the new build should contact Helen Fairweather, Chief Executive, on 01473 712225 or email: [email protected].
Headway Suffolk is also planning ahead for a new rehabilitation hub in Bury St Edmunds by being involved in discussions with St Edmundsbury Borough Council about early plans for the multi-million pound Western Way Development, a new public services building which is set to open in 2023.
For more information on the housing plans, visit: www.headwaysuffolk.org.uk/housing.
Headway Suffolk supports 250 adults a week who have an acquired brain injury or a neurological condition through an extensive range of rehabilitation, therapy and support services at its hubs, in the community and in people’s homes.
According to the latest statistics released by Headway – the brain injury association, there were 3,201 hospital admissions (8.7 per day) of acquired brain injuries in Suffolk in 2016-17, of which 1,780 were male and 1,421 were female.
Of the total admissions, 1,318 (41.1 per cent) were for head injuries and 1,215 (37.9 per cent) were for strokes. The remainder are 421 (13.1 per cent) for tumours, 127 (3.96 per cent) for others and 77 (2.4 per cent) for meningitis.