Headway celebrates its volunteers. Picture: Ian Burt

A charity, which provides support and services to people living with the consequences of acquired brain injury, has thanked its volunteers.

Norfolk and Waveney’s brain injury charity, Headway, held a thank you buffet get-together at its base at South Lynn Community Centre, St Michael’s Road, last Friday.

The charity’s area manger for  King’s Lynn and Breckland, Gaynor Doy, explained  Headway supports clients empowering and re-enabling them after an acquired brain injury and also supports their families.

She said: “We have centres in the community, outreach and various groups, rehabilitation support staff, occupational therapists and also volunteers who themselves have an acquired brain injury.

“Some have gone through rehab with us and it is really important we have these volunteers who have experienced brain injury. They  support with activities, creative and cognitive.”

Mrs Doy explained brain injury isn’t always acquired as a result of a road accident but can be due to a stroke, tumour, infection and also alcohol-related.

The charity is open at South Lynn on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am to 4.30pm and also offers one-to-one support in the community and at home.

The charity is opening a new centre for Swaffham at the town’s Methodist Church on Friday, June 24.

The King’s Lynn Headway centre can be contacted by calling 07798702515 or email: contact@headway-nw.org.uk