The Trust board has chosen the brain injury association Headway as its charity for the forthcoming season. Headway was chosen after Trust members were asked to nominate a deserving cause.
We’re also thrilled to announce that Cardiff City Football Club has kindly agreed to allow Headway to hold a bucket collection in aid of its vital work before the derby clash against Swansea City in January.
Trust chairman, Keith Morgan, said: “We are very grateful for this generous gesture by Cardiff City and thank chief executive, Ken Choo, for agreeing to the collection.
“When we held a collection last December for The Wallich’s work with homeless people it was very well supported by generous Cardiff City fans. We’re confident supporters will give their full support to Headway.”
Headway is a charity that works to improve life after brain injury. An acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury caused to the brain since birth. There are many possible causes, including a fall, a road accident, tumour and stroke.
In Cardiff and south-east Wales, Headway works from Rookwood Hospital in Llandaff. It was established in 1985 as a support group by people with ABI, their families and therapists at Rookwood.
The aim was to address the lack of support available to families on discharge and the isolation they could experience. Headway has grown and evolved over the years in response to the changing needs of the ABI community.
From its Rookwood base, the charity runs a five day a week Independence and Wellbeing Centre, Information and Outreach, Welfare Benefits and Counselling Services, and monthly Family and Friends group. Information and Outreach Officers visit people wherever needed and Headway runs weekly social and activity groups that meet at various locations in Cardiff and Pontypool.