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Local Headway Charity Not Going Cold Turkey On Christmas Dinners


Hazel Davis of Worcester, cook at Headway Worcestershire charity for people with brain injury, received a benevolent contribution towards her Christmas Dinners activity in the form of ten turkeys and desserts donated by local family business and food supply chain specialist Oakland International based in Redditch.

This year kind donors will be supporting the event which is in its second year, after Hazel last year delivered almost 80, free, 3-course Christmas Dinners to people affected by brain injury at the Worcester Brain Rehab Hub located in Gregory’s Mill Street, Worcester.

Oakland International CEO, Dean Attwell, said: “Oakland employees are delighted to support Hazel and the Headway Worcestershire charity by donating ten turkeys to ensure every service user has an opportunity to share in and enjoy Christmas dinner.

“The vital services they provide to so many people within our community are amazing, so it’s a privilege to support their Christmas meal celebrations.”

Other local businesses have come to the charity’s help, with nPower donating £200’s worth of vouchers and Willersey Provisions donating the Christmas bacon and sausages!

Hazel said: “I am incredibly grateful for everybody who has helped me so far. I see the people affected by brain injury every day, and for a lot of them, the meals at Headway are the only home-made, nutritious meals they have all week.

“Brain injury is incredibly debilitating, and during the Christmas time is when people feel it the most. I am lucky that I am healthy, that my kids and my loved ones are well, and I want to do as much as I can to help those who are not.”

Headway is still looking for generous donations towards their shopping list of fresh produce for the Christmas Dinners. If you can support this activity, please get in touch with Julia at Headway on fundraising@hwtl.org.uk or call: 01905 729 729.

Headway Worcestershire is holding a Mince Pie Morning on the 9th of December, at the Worcester Brain Rehab Hub in Gregory’s Mill Street, WR3 8BA, from 10am – 11.30am. Everyone welcome!