Chris James hopes to make the charity golf day an annual occasion following its success
12 October 2020
Headway’s golf day trophy desk
Submitted for publication within the Brentwood Gazette
Mind harm survivor, Chris James, alongside together with his good pal Stephen Wells organised their second profitable Charity Golf Day at Bentley Golf Membership in Brentwood in Essex on Thursday, October 1.
Twenty-eight gamers teed off after a champagne reception and a welcome discuss from Tony Emms, a trustee of Headway Essex and in addition a mind harm survivor himself. After taking part in 18 holes, visitors stayed for dinner which included an public sale and raffle.
The occasion was supported by plenty of donors and sponsors and raised an unimaginable £4,500 for Headway Essex who’re a mind harm charity who supported Chris together with his restoration after his mind harm in 2017.
Chris was assaulted and suffered a mind harm in 2017, leaving him with life altering results which embrace reminiscence loss. One thing Chris combated all through the planning of this occasion. The occasion coincides with the nationwide marketing campaign ‘Motion for Mind Damage Week.’
This 12 months the marketing campaign goals to boost consciousness of how reminiscence issues can have an effect on mind harm survivors and their households.
Headway Essex helped Chris and his household obtain the help and assist that they wanted throughout a troublesome time. Three years on, Chris is eager to make this occasion an annual one and is already planning subsequent years.
As an avid supporter of Headway Essex, Chris stated: “My journey is just not over, it’s on-going and I’m adapting to my new life. I now wish to do one thing to assist Headway Essex help folks with Acquired Mind Damage within the space I reside in.”
Like many different charities, the coronavirus outbreak is already having a huge effect on Headway Essex’s funds. They’ve misplaced fundraising revenue from cancelled occasions and they’re going to proceed to lose revenue because the coronavirus restrictions restrict their fundraising functionality.
Tracy Wellsted, Headway Essex fundraising supervisor, stated: “We’re so grateful to Chris and Stephen for his or her help. An excessive amount of work has gone into making this occasion a hit, for which we’re extremely grateful. Cash raised from this occasion will go in the direction of offering rehabilitation and help for mind harm survivors and their households and carers in Essex.”
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