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Upcoming social

Please join us for lunch at The Old Frizzle pub in Wimbledon for our July social on Saturday 12 July from 1pm – 4pm. We would love to see you there!

HSWL will cover your lunch and be on hand to assist you if needed between 1pm and 4pm.

Please be aware:
– HSWL volunteers will be leaving at 4pm. If you wish to stay on you are very welcome.
– We cannot arrange transport, so if you need a taxi please book it in advance and we will make sure we keep the mobile phone with us if you need to contact one of the facilitators at any time between 1pm and 4pm.

We hope to see you there, for some good food and a good natter. RSVP to before Monday 7 July if you would like to come.


Monthly carers’ support meetings

HSWL have just started running monthly carers’ support meetings, alternating between Wimbledon and Croydon, taking place on the first Wednesday of each month. The group is open to any carer, family member or friend of a person affected by brain injury.

The group offers the opportunity to meet others in similar situations and share experiences in a relaxed, informal environment over a drink. The next meeting will take place in Croydon.

When? Wednesday 2 July, 7.30 – 9pm.
Where? The Treehouse, 78 South End, Croydon, CR0 1DP. Please head for the restaurant area when you arrive.

If possible, let Hannah know you’re coming by emailing – but if you’d like to just turn up on the night that would be great, too.


HSWL Carers’ Support Group

Our first Carers’ Support Group will take place in June. If you are a family member or friend of someone affected by a brain injury, come along to meet others and share your experiences. Meetings take place the first Wednesday of the month alternating between Wimbledon and Croydon.

When?  Wednesday 4 June 2014, 7.30 – 9pm

Where?  The Old Frizzle,  74-78 The Broadway,  Wimbledon, SW19 1RQ

For any further information, please email Hannah at


Running the marathon for HSWL


HSWL trustee took part in the Marathon des Sables in April. Becky said, “I am delighted to say that I made it to the finish line of the Marathon des Sables.  It was a very gruelling race indeed, over high jebels, dry river bed ouds, and energy-sapping sand dunes.  It was as much about strength of mind as strength of body!  The course was 150 miles long and run over 6 days, so on average it was a marathon a day, except for day 4 when we had to run 50 miles!  The Sahara desert was both beautiful and daunting, the most difficult obstacles, of course, being the heat, the sand and the sheer scale of the landscape.  Reaching the finish line was a very emotional experience as I had been apprehensive about the event for the past year, in huge doubt about my ability to complete it.  A massive thank you to everyone from Headway who supported me and I look forward to sharing the experience at a members’ meeting soon.”


A huge well done and thank you to Becky for her fantastic fundraising efforts!