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September Group Meetings

Wimbledon Group Meeting

Tuesday 8th September, 7:30-9pm
Drake House, St Georges Road, Wimbledon, SW19 4ED

Details tbc

Croydon Group Meeting

Wednesday 16th September, 7:30-9pm
Harris Academy Purley, Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon CR2 6DT

MEAL PREPARATION AND COOKING.  Come and discuss the challenges you face preparing meals, both physically and cognitively.  This will be an opportunity to share ideas and strategies about how to be more involved or improve your ability in the kitchen, as well as save time and energy!  Sue will share some OT tips and ideas and get you to share some of your thoughts and pearls of wisdom.  Bring along a favourite recipe of yours and we can then email these to everyone as an added bonus.

See you then!!

Richmond Group Meeting

For the Headway SW London Richmond group this month we will meet at Zizzi’s in Twickenham instead of our usual meeting place at the church. We will enjoy a meal courtesy of Headway and the aim of the session will be purely social and an opportunity to enjoy some lovely Italian food. We will meet at Zizzi’s at 19.30 on Thursday 24 Sept.

The address is: 36 York Street, TW1 3LJ
http://www.zizzi.co.uk/venue/index/twickenham

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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HSWL September Social

IMG_1655This month, our social outing will be a picnic at the HSWL allotment on 19th September at 1.30pm.

Lunch will be provided. If it rains we can use the marquee that’s there, so no need to worry about weather. Come along and see what we have been getting up to and meet some other members.

If you’d like to come along, please let us know at services@headwayswlondon.org.

Allotment number 106A is at Martin Way Allotments West Side, Wimbledon, behind Merton Mansions near the junction of Martin Way and Bushey Road, Wimbledon.
Directions to the allotment and more info here.

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“Meet the Scientists” TBI day at Imperial – 23rd September

Professor David Sharp’s research group at Imperial College is again hosting a half-day event at their Hammersmith Campus for survivors of traumatic brain injury and their carers to learn more about the research going on in traumatic brain injury.

The event, this year – on 23rd September – will feature tours of their laboratories – where researchers will demonstrate the techniques they use and the sorts of problems they are trying to solve. There will be a demonstration of how they obtain MRI scans, and participants will be able to learn about the drug studies currently ongoing, be shown how EEG and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques are used, and gain an insight into the military brain injury research. These tours will be followed by a talk by Professor Sharp about general aspects of research in brain injury.

There will also be an opportunity to give feedback, relate experiences of taking part in brain injury research, and also to sign up to take part in current and future research studies.

See the event flyer or visit their web page for more information.

Register for the event here.
There are a relatively limited number of places available for this event so please book quickly.

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Allotment Update

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We harvested our first potatoes, and Emily received a royal welcome from another allotment neighbour with a gift of sweet peas. Young Jack joined us in our work on Saturday. His parents are on the allotment next to ours and they kindly donated us our wood and topsoil. Des bought along some seeds and has planted them in the hope of cultivating some seedlings for us to plant before winter. Christopher did an excellent job clearing all the unwanted wood from the site and Arthur enjoyed getting closer to nature with the two slow worms we found!  We continue to make progress and the team grows bigger each week. Sue will be away until September. In the meantime if anyone wants to water our crops that would be very welcome!

The next allotment date will be the 5 September, when we hope to enter our squash in THE PRODUCE SHOW being held that day!