News | 14.12.2022 | By: Jo Grange

A Christmas message from our Chief Executive

Can you believe we’re almost at the end of 2022? It’s certainly been a busy few months and great to finish the year with clients back in person and laughter around our centres once more. We’ve had a year full of activities and celebrations, from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to pottery and gardening, quizzes, woodwork, craft sessions, visits to Sheffield Park and Garden and plenty of games in between. We extended further into West Sussex with our Crawley Support Group opening in the autumn and our monthly support groups around the county continue to thrive. The friendship and support you give each other is wonderful to see.

Of course I must also recognise the tremendous support from all our community fundraisers this year too. We’ve had runners, walkers, car booters and bakers all putting themselves out for us and going the extra mile to raise funds. We really couldn’t deliver our services without your support so our thanks goes out to all of you. We would particularly like to recognise those who left us money in their wills or whose family members nominated Headway Sussex as their charity of choice for donations. Our thoughts are with you all this Christmas.  If there is anyone out there contemplating taking on a fundraising challenge in 2023, please do get in touch so we can help support you.

We certainly couldn’t operate without our loyal team of volunteers as well. From those of you who help maintain our grounds at Newick all year round, to our admin support volunteers and those directly involved with clients, myself, staff and clients thank you for the time you give us. It really means a lot to us.

So as we enter 2023, we will be continuing to focus on delivering centre-based and outreach support and a varied programme of events and activities to clients. As we expand into more communities our team will be growing so look out for a few new faces over the coming months. I’m also pleased to announce that I’ve accepted the permanent post of Chief Executive . I’m looking forward to working with the staff, Trustees and volunteers to grow this special charity and support more people affected by an acquired brain injury across Sussex. 

So all that’s left for me to do is to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

Best wishes,


Ian Foster, Chief Executive