Finn Graham

Finn's fundraiser for Headway North Cumbria

Fundraising for Headway - the brain injury association
£1,420
raised of £2,000 target
by 72 supporters
Gelt Gladiator 10k, 8 June 2024
We provide UK-wide support and information to improve life after brain injury

Story

Thank you for taking the time to read my just giving page.

On the 1st of June 2013 my mum suffered a serious brain injury which would change her life forever. I still remember 8-year-old Finn rocking up at the hospital seeing my mum covered in blood with an oxygen mask on wondering if I will grow up without her, I remember even though she was in all that pain she grabbed my hand, so I knew everything was going to be ok. As the visits went on at the hospital it never got easier watching her get walked to the toilet by staff members so she could throw up but from that moment on I knew I had to look after her like she had done for me for my 8 years of life, that’s when I felt I got my first bit of responsibility.

Thankfully now, 11 years later, my mum is still with me she doesn’t have her sense of smell or taste and struggles to hear out of her left ear and has treatment every 6 weeks on her skull for the head damage, but she doesn’t let that get her down.

This is the reason I am doing the 10km gelt gladiator course wearing a 20kg weighted vest and boots then after each obstacle 10 press ups to give myself a tough challenge like the one my mum faced and, in some cases, still faces today. The charity I am doing this for is Headway North Cumbria because of the amazing support they give my mum and my family without them it would have been even harder than it has been.

Headway North Cumbria is a dedicated branch of the national charity Headway - the brain injury association.

Brain injury can have devastating consequences for individuals and their families and can affect every aspect of their lives. Headway North Cumbria is dedicated to assisting those affected by brain injuries to adjust or return to community living, including access to appropriate accommodation, social outlets, and productive activity.

In addition to ongoing support, guidance, and information, we also provide a range of services in a friendly and welcoming environment including a Day Centre for all members every Monday, frequent outings and events, informative talks and presentations and activity weekends.

More information can be found at our website - https://headwaynorthcumbria.org.uk/

I would like to thank Headway North Cumbria for all their support, and I would appreciate it if you could donate what you can to help and support this amazing deserving charity.

Many thanks

Finn

About the charity

EVERY 90 SECONDS someone in the UK is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury (ABI). There are many possible causes, such as a fall, a road traffic accident, an assault, a tumour or a stroke. A brain injury can happen to anyone, at any time. When it does, we're here to help

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,420.00
+ £312.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,420.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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