Please donate to our urgent appeal

A message from our Patron, David Tennant

As a friend of Headway Essex, we hope you are well. We also feel we need to let you know about the wider impact the coronavirus is going to have on Headway Essex as a charity.

Sadly, but understandably, we’ve had to postpone or cancel most of our flagship fundraising events.

We’ve had to close our day service hubs and we are adapting to new ways of working so that we can still support our clients during this crisis. Right now, our staff and services are needed more than ever to support people living with acquired brain injury.

We urgently need your help

We are not a charity that regularly reaches out to its community to ask for funds, but in these uncertain times we know many of our supporters would rather us ask than see our services suffer.

The reality of the situation is that we might not be able to continue to provide some of our services without your help…

How you can help

We understand it’s a tough time for everyone. There are no expectations for donating. But rest assured, every penny you feel you are able to donate will make a difference to the future of our services.

You can make a one-off donation, or you can join The Headway Hive and become a regular donor.  Or if you are unable to give, you can help us in other ways by:

  • Sharing our appeal messages on social media
  • Asking your friends and family if they would be happy to donate
  • Adding a donate button to a Facebook post, with a personal message as to why Headway Essex’s survival means so much to you

We appreciate anything you are able to do to help us raise the funds.

You Can Now Use Text Donation

We are doing our best to assure making a donation to Headway Essex is as easy as possible, that’s why we are introducing the new Headway Essex Text Donation! You can now donate any amount you wish via your phone by simply texting ‘HEADWAYESSEX‘ followed by the amount you wish to donate to ‘70450‘. For example, if you wish to donate £5, then simply type ‘HEADWAYESSEX 5‘ and press send.

Texts cost the amount you donate plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communication, text ‘HEADWAYESSEXNOINFO‘ followed by the amount you wish to donate to ‘70450‘.

Fundraising from Home

If you cannot spare a donation at this moment, perhaps you would like to do one of our many quirky fundraising challenges, or even host a virtual event of your own in order to raise those vital funds. If so, head over to our fundraising from home blog for some inspiration.

Thank you from the bottom of our heart

Don’t forget, whilst our service has taken on a different shape for now, do reach out to us. We’ll do whatever we can to help.

To contact the community support team, please call 01206 845945 or email us


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