Yorkshire Building Society donation puts a spring in our step!

Yorkshire Building Society donation puts a spring in our step!

On a very sunny Friday in August we welcomed Peter Irwin and Colin Barden from the Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) agency in Frinton-On-Sea to the Headway Centre.

They popped along for a tour of the centre to see first-hand how their customers’ collective donation of £1000 will benefit Headway Essex’s clients.

Yorkshire Building Society Small Change Big Difference

We applied for the £1000 grant from the Yorkshire Building Society Small Change Big Difference scheme earlier this year.

Naturally, we were delighted to be chosen by Peter Irwin and his team at Frinton-On-Sea based Yorkshire Building Society Agency, whose customers kindly donated the pennies from the annual interest on their accounts to the scheme.

Funding specialist therapies

The £1000 will cover the cost of one of our specialist therapies; trampolining sessions for some of our clients.

Trampolining is suitable for all abilities and a great benefit to those whose mobility is significantly restricted. Some of our clients who are wheelchair reliant really do gain a sense of freedom from this activity.

As well as being an accessible form of exercise we find that trampolining achieves the following benefits:

  • Improved fitness and flexibility
  • Improved balance and core stability
  • An increase in confidence levels and an improved ability to follow instructions
  • Positive impact on mental health and reduced stress levels

This activity is part of a range of social activities and services within the community offered by Headway Essex to its clients, all of which have been carefully selected to help build confidence and reduce isolation.

We would not be able to continue to provide our services without the support of local businesses and individuals and we are very grateful for the support of YBS.


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