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Headway Annual Awards 2018: Meet your finalists!

Fri 30 Nov 2018

It’s that time of year again when Headway supporters, volunteers and staff come together at The Dorchester Hotel to celebrate the incredible achievements of people living with brain injury, and the inspirational support provided to them.

On 7 December, 11 fabulous finalists will be honoured at the Headway Annual Awards.

So let’s meet this year’s finalists:

Alex Richardson Achiever of the Year
Sponsored by Slater and Gordon Solicitors

Callum Maclean

A father from Keiss who was forced to rebuild his life from scratch after a devastating brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award.

Read Callum's story


James Neal

A passionate scuba diver whose devastating brain injury ended his career and almost wrecked his marriage, has been shortlisted for a national award.

Read James' story


Andy Nicholson

A Lincoln man who sustained a brain injury that left him partially blind, with severe coordination issues and trouble coping with leaving the house has been shortlisted for a national award after dedicating his time to help others in need.

Read Andy's story


Carer of the Year
Sponsored by Barr Ellison LLP

Gwenda Gage

A mother from Bristol who has devoted the last 24 years of her life to care for her son after he sustained a life-changing brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award.

Gwenda Gage (middle) holding her award shortlisting certificate

Read Gwenda's story


Trish Campini

A devoted pensioner who has cared for her son for more than 40 years after he sustained a traumatic brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award.

Trish and her son Stephen

Read Trish's story


Volunteer of the Year
Sponsored by Anthony Gold Solicitors

Arlette Foster

A mother who has spent the past 15 years volunteering for a Sussex charity after her son sustained a brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award.

Arlette Foster

Read Arlette's story


Susan Kyle

A brain injury survivor living with terminal cancer has been shortlisted for a national award after dedicating her life to volunteering.

Susan and John Kyle

Read Susan's story


Sally Palmer

A selfless Cardiff woman who continued supporting brain injury survivors after her own breast cancer and arthritis diagnoses has been shortlisted for a national award.

Sally at Headway Cardiff

Read Sally's story


Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award
Sponsored by No5 Barristers' Chambers

John Dougan

John Dougan

Read John's story


Udo Kischka

Udo at Legoland

Read Udo's story


John Smith

John Smith

Read John's story


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