They spent 30 hours trekking, scrambling, abseiling, and camping in the Peak District to raise funds for Headway Worcestershire, a charity that supports brain injury survivors. Staff were looking for a new challenge following a successful climb of Mount Snowdon for Alzheimer’s Society in 2016. Brain injuries can happen to anyone, for example, as a result of a road traffic accident, assaults, falls and accidents at home or at work, as well as tumours, stroke and viruses; and the results can be life changing not only for the survivors, but also for the family. That’s when the support of Headway becomes invaluable.
CM2000’s visit monitoring software is used to record some of the 9,500 home and community appointments made by Headway Worcestershire each year. In 2016 the charity also supported 76 people through 1824 activity sessions and helped 136 survivors achieve their goals and reduce support. CM2000 contributed £150 to each of the team’s fundraising goals, and the overall total raised by the group stands at almost £7000, sufficient to support over 450 group sessions providing activities to over 70 people in a year!
Julia Protesaru, Fundraising and Marketing Manager for Headway Worcestershire, who organised the event, said “We believe that if a life’s worth saving, then it must be worth living. The reality is that people affected by brain injury need support and often care, to maintain their independence or improve their wellbeing”.
She continued, “CM2000’s staff have done incredibly well, some members went way over their target reaching over £600 before the company top up! This is the first event of its kind Headway Worcestershire has done, in partnership with the Shropshire and West Midlands groups, and we hope to keep it going for many years to come.”
Mark Thomas, Managing Director of CM2000, concluded “This was an exciting challenge which allowed staff to try new things and find their personal limits. We all had great fun whilst raising essential funds for the great work done by Headway Worcestershire.”