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Watch 12 Headway Heroes honoured at national awards

Fri 15 Dec 2017

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12 inspirational people were honoured at the Headway Annual Awards, which took place in the glittering surroundings of the Dorchester Hotel, London.

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.

Here they are, our fabulous finalists! A huge congratulations to all twelve of them!

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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Natalie Parr collects her Headway Achiever of the Year Award

Winner: Natalie Parr

A Coventry woman who completed her Diamond Duke of Edinburgh Award after sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury has won a national award.

Arthur Moore

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.

Danny Reeves

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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Sandy Johnston collects his Headway Volunteer of the Year Award

Winner: Sandy Johnston

A Basingstoke father who has dedicated more than 20 years to supporting brain injury survivors has won a national award.

Colin Robertson

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.

Paul Diaper

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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Natasha Cassidy collects her Headway Carer of the Year Award

Winner: Natasha Cassidy

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.

Colleen Kelly

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.

Daniel Wood

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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Pauline Watson collects her Headway Stephen McAleese Outstanding Contribution to Headway Award

Winner: Pauline Watson

A pensioner from Cardiff who devoted the past 18 years to supporting local people affected by brain injury has won a national award.

Barbara Harris

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.

Geoffrey Knight

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.

 

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