On Saturday 23rd September Headway East Sussex went ‘Through the Looking Glass’ for their Autumn Fayre.
The Headway team including the White Rabbit, Tweedle-dee & Tweedle-dum and Alice welcomed supporters, clients and friends to their Newick centre for an afternoon of fun and games.
There was an exhibition of artwork by the clients as well as a selection of woodwork items for sale, made in the centre’s woodwork department. Music was provided by one of the Headway team, Jules Faux, offering a relaxed backdrop for the BBQ and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The 1066 Falconry birds of prey offered the opportunity of getting up close to some magnificent birds.
The Fayre was opened by Joe Sandford, who himself suffered a brain injury in 2016 whilst in New Zealand. A member of Heathfield & Waldron Rugby Club, Joe held a fundraising day in August this year, at the club in support of Headway East Sussex and the Matt Hampson Foundation.
Headway CEO, Michele Fleming, said “It was great to be able to invite Joe, one year on from his accident, to open the Fayre and to thank him for his continued support of the charity. Brain injury can happen to anyone in an instant but the residual symptoms can last a lifetime.
The charity has been supporting people in East Sussex for 29 years now and we are looking forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2018.
For more information about Headway East Sussex – www.headwayeastsussex.org.uk
ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)