Awards for Achiever, Carer, and Volunteer of the Year, along with The Stephen McAleese for Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award, recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions individuals have made to the charity on a local and national level.
These 12 inspirational people represent the determination and dedication of people affected by brain injury across the UK.
Alex Richardson Achiever of the Year
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A Coventry woman who completed her Diamond Duke of Edinburgh Award after sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury has won a national award.
A caring Carrickfergus father who has had to rebuild his life from scratch following brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award for the way he is helping others affected.
A Gloucestershire man who sustained a brain injury that left him unable to walk or cope with leaving the house has been shortlisted for a national award after rebuilding his life.
Volunteer of the Year
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A Basingstoke father who has dedicated more than 20 years to supporting brain injury survivors has won a national award.
A West Lothian man who experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of an assault has been shortlisted for a national award for his support of fellow brain injury survivors and families.
A committed volunteer has been nominated for a national award, for his ongoing support of brain injury survivors.
Carer of the Year
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When Natasha's partner told her he was going for a pint after work, she had no idea he wouldn't return for several months and when he did, she would become his full time carer.
When Colleen Kelly found herself spoon feeding her 9-month-old baby and her fiancé at the same time, she thought she was living in a nightmare.
A devoted fiancé from Northampton who has put his own life on hold to care for his loved one after she sustained life-changing brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award.
Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway
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A pensioner from Cardiff who devoted the past 18 years to supporting local people affected by brain injury has won a national award.
A devoted occupational therapist who has helped support a Sheffield brain injury charity for nearly 30 years has been shortlisted for a national award for her dedication.
A retired school teacher who has helped support a Suffolk brain injury charity has been shortlisted for a national award for his dedication.
We'd also like to send a special thanks to Barr Ellison Solicitors for sponsoring the drinks reception, and Leigh Day Clinical Negligence team for sponsoring the event brochure and centrepiece.