Headway Hertfordshire - supporting people affected by brain injury

Help us raise funds

As a charity we rely a great deal on fundraising so that we can maintain the quality and scope of our work. If you have fundraising skills, or are just willing to help and learn, we need you!

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Nic Cruwys

In March 2015, I attended a football match Wolves V Watford as I am a Watford fan. On my way back to the station to catch the train home I was violently assaulted by a gang of youths leaving me with multiple fractures to my head and face, 2 bleeds on the brain and was put into an induced coma.
1 year later, I have made and am still making a fantastic recovery. I attend a local HABIT rehabilitation group which is run by Headway Herts. This group has made me realise that there are other people that have the same problems that I do. It gives me a chance to chat and listen to others and learn strategies to help me in my everyday life.
Headway Herts support my family, advise us on all aspects that come with having a brain injury, i.e finances, ways to improve my cognitive skills, volunteering, driving ....

My family wanted to Thank Headway Herts for their continued support and so a 'Headway Herts Charity Fundraising Evening' is being held on Sunday 31st July at Hemel Hempstead Football Club. We will be selling tickets and having a raffle and an auction of sports memorabilia. We are hoping to have some players, past and present attend the event and a guest compere to ensure the evening is a huge success.

For more info Call: 07780 874035.
                         Twitter: @FootballFundra1
                         Facebook: Charity Evening Headway Herts

John Gardner is doing a trek in Cambodia in November 2016 to raise money for Headway Hertfordshire. He has run his own business for over 25 years now and throughout that time he has tried to support, where he can, a variety of needy causes from local young people’s sports teams , Community Groups and other Local Charities. He believes we should all try to give something back for the betterment of others where we can.

John came to Charity trekking quite late on (much to his regret) and he has so far walked up and down the Great Wall of China and the mountains of North Vietnam.

Outside of work he has a number of interests which include travel, walking, dining out, theatre, cinema, concerts, watching Sports, fishing, poker and cooking.

He is a massive Star Wars fan and Facebook addict. He doesn’t have a mobile phone and isn’t a fan of Technology which he believe dehumanises us.

If you would like to support John please click here for his donation page.


In the early part of 2011, Lucy, then 39, suffered a series of sever epileptic seizures which resulted in brain damage, causing her to lose her sight, her ability to walk and talk and her ability to swallow.

Later that year Lucy moved from hospital into a neurological rehabilitation facility, where she now lives and receives outstanding 1 to 1 care, 24/7. But five years on Lucy has achieved so much. Her courage, love and determination shine through every day. She is now able to talk with her family, friends and carers, she has a wicked sense of humour (as Pauline and Nicky at Headway will testify!), loves to sing and is beginning to learn to dress herself. Recently, she’s been able to take two short holidays by the sea and enjoys outings to the shops and visits to friends.

But best of all is that she can walk, which she does every day, with the help of her amazing physio team and carers. In 2014 and 2015 Lucy walked a mile, raising a total of £2,300 for Charity. Now in 2016 she wants to walk what she is calling THE LUCY MARATHON – 2.6 miles which, given her situation, will be some feat, for HEADWAY HERTFORDSHIRE. As you know the London Marathon takes place on Sunday 24th April. Lucy will begin her Marathon on Monday 18th April, walking 576 meters each day for seven days, concluding on Wednesday 27th April with 152 meters.

Just before Christmas last year, Lucy’s 6 year old nephew was asked at his school to write about someone special in his life. This is what he wrote:

‘Someone who is special to me is my auntie, her name is Lu-Lu. She is disabled and sits in a wheelchair and she is blind but she can live. She loves it when we go to see her. We give her big hugs and we tell her all our news about football and school. Lu Lu makes me laugh and she laughs a lot too. She tells us funny stories. I think it’s sad she can’t see us and that she can’t walk very well. I love her loads’

Lucy is respected and loved by everyone who meets her. She is an inspiration.

To sponsor Lucy click here.

Glenn and Richard did a 40 mile ride and raised over £300

Steph Jones, Hannah Dunn and Sarah-Jane Broad took part in the Colchester Muddy5 and raised £500 for us

Claire and Laura Russel raised over £2,500 through bake sales, raffles, quiz nights and a Santa run.

Barry Thorne organised a BBQ and extreme sporting event and raised over £1,400