Fundraising | 13.04.2022 | By: Jo Grange

Pedal power raises vital funds for Headway Sussex

Last weekend, we had a team taking part in the BM50 Ride, part of the Brighton Marathon weekend. Despite an early start, they powered over the finish line by 9am and we’re very grateful for the money they’ve raised.

It was a bright and slightly breezy Sunday morning last weekend when our team of cyclists set off to complete the BM50 Ride, part of the Brighton Marathon weekend. Our team of four came together from different corners of the Headway Sussex community. Ian and Rachael work for HCML Rehabilitation, Health & Injury Management, a company who specialise in providing case management and treatment services to the insurance industry, solicitors and the corporate and public sectors. They assist injured and ill individuals to recover and return to work or to their pre-injury condition. Ian is the Director of Personal Injury, Rehabilitation & Case Management and Rachel is a Rehabilitation Case Manager.

Anastasia is an Independent Woodwork Teacher who comes to our centre in Newick. She runs two sessions on Fridays encouraging clients to work on set projects that challenge cognitive and physical skills, as well as producing pieces they can take home with them afterwards. Penny supports a young lady with an ABI and has worked with her for the last 5 years. She attends the Worthing Headway Sussex group and Penny is usually there with her. She really enjoys the Headway group meetings and all the people that go each month. Penny says the young lady she works with is a true inspiration and has come such a long way in the time she’s known her and is continually changing.

Our team was kindly kitted out in cycling tops sponsored by HCML and together they set off on their sponsored ride. Supported by CEO Jennie and Trustee Lucy, they crossed the finish line all in respectable times around the 2 hour mark and to date their fundraising stands at £720. If you would like to help boost that figure and support our riders, you can donate here.