Joanna Thornhill

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Fundraising for Headway Sussex
£1,628
raised of £500 target
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Event: London to Paris Cycle with Discover Adventure 2022, from 8 June 2022 to 12 June 2022
Headway Sussex

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We help people with acquired brain injuries to live well and achieve independence

Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit my just giving page and thank you to all those fabulous people who have sponsored me already - raising an amazing £1170!  This is my 4th attempt to do this challenge, the first 3 attempts being rescheduled due to covid! 

Originally I signed up for this trip in 2017 when my son was 4 months old. It started out a mission for the future - something my sleep deprived brain wanted to imagine - a world when I could exercise when I wanted, follow my dream to cycle to Paris and give something back to the local community. 

From the beginning Headway Sussex was the obvious charity of choice for me. It’s local and does excellent work with people who experience such sudden life changing events such as a traumatic brain injury or stroke. As an occupational therapist I work with people getting to grips with sudden change and have also seen first hand the amazing work Headway does to support and encourage people to move forward and rebuild their lives after brain injury. 

Almost 5 years on. I get a little more sleep now. Still don’t do enough exercise and spend my time plotting ways to “give something back” and still hope to cycle all the way to Paris. Meanwhile Headway Sussex is still supporting those with head injury to do far more challenging things - every day.

4th time the charm - It’s time to give something back. Ready? If so please sponsor me and support Headway Sussex 

About the charity

Headway Sussex

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RCN 1084715
Headway Sussex offers reablement and support for people with an acquired brain injury and their family carers. Our Living Well Programme assists personal wellbeing including support to achieve independence, tailored reablement and therapy, support groups, social opportunities, information and advice

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,627.50
+ £97.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£457.50
Offline donations
£1,170.00

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