Headway Suffolk is very thankful to the employees of independent healthcare specialists IPRS Group after they raised £3,142 for the brain injury charity through various fundraising challenges.
The UK-wide company, with its HQ based in Little Blakenham, near Ipswich, adopted Headway Suffolk as well as Headway UK as its chosen charities for 2019 and kindly extended it to 2020 when the Covid pandemic struck.
The group provides a diverse range of clinical products and services through its four subsidiaries. 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.
Among the fundraising challenges taken on by staff included the London Marathon Walk, the Welsh Winter Swim, Hats for Headway, Dress Down days, 2.6 challenge, Great Run Ipswich Half Marathon and Discover Adventure.
Headway Suffolk is a registered charity that supports local adults living with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions with rehabilitation, therapy and support services.
Ben Beckwith, Wellbeing and Workplace Services Lead and Physiotherapist at IPRS Group, said: “We are incredibly happy to have been able to help a local charity as well as the national arm of Headway in our little way, especially in such trying times.
“We have colleagues with first-hand knowledge of the fantastic work done by Headway Suffolk and we know the charity and its expertise will continue to help those in the area.”
David Crane, Communications and Marketing Officer at Headway Suffolk, said: “We are extremely grateful for IPRS Group staff’s efforts in raising such a brilliant amount for Headway Suffolk’s services.
“To adapt the challenges and continue fundraising throughout the difficult past 12 months is a testament to their motivation and team spirit.
“It’s been a tough year for Headway Suffolk. While we have managed to continue supporting our clients in different ways, Covid has had a big impact on our finances and we simply could not survive without the generosity of companies like IPRS Group, so we truly are thankful.”