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HSWL’s Becky Newman gets national recognition

North Pole MarathonCongratulations to Becky Newman, trustee of HSWL, who has been named as one of only three people from across the UK competing for the title of Campaigner of the Year in the annual awards run by Headway UK!

Becky ran the North Pole marathon in 2012 and raised almost £9,000 for Headway South West London. Not content with that, Becky also plans to run the Great Wall of China Marathon and the South Pole Marathon in 2013, while 2014 will see her taking on the infamous Marathon des Sables. It’s a 180km run across the Sahara Desert and generally considered to be the toughest foot race on Earth.

The Campaigner of the Year will be named at a glittering ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in London on 7 December, along with awards for the Volunteer, Carer and Achiever of the Year, and the Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award.


Local services information sheet – now available online

HSWL local servicesHeadway South West London put together an information sheet on local services for the support group meeting in August 2012.

The document provides information about local services in Merton, Croydon, Wimbledon, Kingston and Richmond and is now available to download here.

Please note, it is only a basic list and provides mainly website addresses and contact telephone numbers and addresses to get further information.


Quiz Night – 21 November 2012

HSWL quiz nightHeadway South West London are pleased to invite you to a quiz night on Wednesday 21 November, at the Bricklayer’s Arms in Putney

Our aim is to raise £3000 on the night to help brain injured people and their families and carers in South West London. 

There will be fantastic raffle prizes on sale on the night and cash prize for the winning team!  Included in the price of your ticket will be a free drink on arrival and nibbles/canapes.

Becky Newman is the quiz host and  landlady of The Bricklayer’s Arms.  Earlier this year she successfully completed the North Pole Marathon to help raise funds for HSWL.  Becky has pledged to donate £1 for every drink purchased after your first free drink to HSWL.

Our Quiz Master Keith Hawley formally trained as a nurse and has worked in Brain Injury Services for the last 30 years.  He  is involved locally and nationally with UKABIF, BISWG, BABICM and Headway Groups. Keith is also town crier for his local village and quiz master at his local pub.

There are limited places for this event with a maximum number of 10 teams of 5 so please hurry to purchase your tickets and book your table (payment on the night can be accepted).

Bookings can be made using this flyer which contains details of ticket prices and team numbers for our exciting event.


Local Sainsbury’s store makes HSWL their charity partner of the year

Local SainsburysHeadway South West London are pleased to announce that the Sainsbury’s Local on Worple Road in Raynes Park have made Headway South West London their charity partner of the year.

Here store manager Simon explains a bit about the store’s hopes for the partnership:

“We chose HSWL as our charitypartner for the forthcoming year as they are a local charity supporting a cause we all believe in, and the aim is to celebrate and support HSWL by engaging our colleagues and customers into getting involved with raising awareness of HSWL and all its good work.

Sainsburys logoOver the course of the year we hope to raise funds through in store collection boxes and supporting in any additional activities HSWL may wish to carry out at the store.”