Headway Devon

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Headway Devon is an independent, local charity dedicated to improving life after brain injury.Every year 5,000 people in Devon are admitted to hospital with head injuries, 500 of which are considered moderate-to-severe, and thousands more people sustain brain injuries through medical causes such as strokes, tumours and meningitis.

The effects of brain injury are broad, ranging from loss of memory and poor concentration to limited speech and mobility. These disabilities are often invisible and society, as a whole, has very little understanding of the challenges brain injury poses.

In many cases, brain injury and the complex disabilities which accompany it can lead to the breakdown of personal relationships, unemployment, social isolation, and depression.

Headway Devon promotes understanding of all aspects of acquired brain injury and provides support to people with brain injuries, their families and carers.

We have an excellent track record and have consistently improved and expanded our services since the charity was founded in 1996. We now support over 100 adults and children in Devon every week. We do this through a network of seven rehabilitation centres, including a children’s centre which is the only one of its kind in the South West, and through a one-to-one Outreach service.

Local authorities have no legal obligation to provide specialist care for people with brain injuries so while we do receive some funding from Devon County Council, it is not enough to fully cover our costs or to provide all of the services which our clients need in order to get the most out of life. Each year we need to fundraise so that we can offer a range of rehabilitative activities to our clients to help them rebuild lost skills, enable independent living, and improve their quality of life.

By doing a sponsored skydive with Click and Jump you could raise vital funds to support people in Devon with brain injuries and help them to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

By pledging to do a sponsored parachute jump you can raise money for Headway Devon and have the experience of a lifetime. Jumping from a perfectly serviceable aeroplane takes a good deal of courage. Just ask your friends, family and work colleagues how much they are prepared to pay not to jump out of an aircraft, and put that money to the cause.

Book your jump and start fundraising now!