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Trustee running ‘mega marathon’ to fundraise for HSWL

HSWL trustee Becky will be taking part in the Marathon des Sables this April. This involves running 160 miles over six days, through the Sahara desert!

Becky is aiming to raise £2000 for HSWL, in memory of her sister, Helen, who died from a brain hemorrhage.

To sponsor Becky, please visit her fundraising page.


March group meetings

March’s Wimbledon meeting was about goals, and setting ourselves targets. We met for an evening of discussion and sharing of personal experiences. We discussed the SMART process of setting personal targets to ensure success. There were some interesting discussions about whether goals need to be realistic or whether they need to make you aim high and be ambitious. Everyone was able to involve themselves in the discussion and helped each other to set some detailed, specific and time defined goals. Some members of the group were able to discuss how they had achieved things in the past and some adjusted current goals they have set themselves, to be more detailed. Thank you all for coming and making this such an interactive evening! Let us know your goals by writing to HSWL on Facebook.

At the March Croydon meeting we had a lovely visit from Chris Patterson of the Croydon Carers’ Centre. We discussed the variety of useful services provided by the centre, including day trips and a discount card – which caught much attention! Again, we had a good show of people, many of whom were able to share experiences with Chris, who has first hand experience of caring for a loved one.


Prizes needed for upcoming quiz night

Headway South West London are holding a fundraising quiz night on 
Wednesday 5 March at the Bricklayers Arms, Putney and need some raffle 
prizes, e.g tickets, vouchers, chocolates or bottles of fizz. If you are 
able to donate something, please contact

Look out for more information nearer the time and we hope to see you 

Great turn out at first Croydon meeting!

Last Wednesday saw a great turn out for the first meeting of HSWL’s Croydon group. The new service has been started to try and support more people who have had a brain injury within the large borough of Croydon. Thank you to Broad Green for their attendance and support. Topics that members would like to be covered were discussed, and it was a great opportunity to meet each other and share experiences over a cup of tea out of the January cold! The next meeting will be on the 19th February 2014. Details will be emailed to members. Look out for updates on our website and Facebook.