Princess Anne’s visit to brain injury charity in Worcestershire

On March 2nd, Princess Anne will be visiting Worcestershire to see first hand the great work of a local brain injury charity. The Princess Royal will visit Headway Worcestershire to officially open its new kitchen as well as to meet some of the inspirational brain injury survivors that the charity supports.

Headway Worcestershire supports brain injury survivors and their families, providing them with crucial rehabilitation opportunities as well as the chance to socialise, interact and develop with others with similar challenges. The charity is affiliated with Headway – the brain injury association who provide further support on a national level.

One such survivor is Jenny West, who suffered two brain haemorrhages following a stroke in 2002 and will meet Princess Anne on March 2nd. She said, “I am looking forward to seeing the Princess and it will be great that she sees all the ways that Headway helps people with brain injuries in this area. I really like The Princess Royal – she has great spirit.”

Chief Executive of Headway Worcestershire, Kathryn Davies, commented on the upcoming visit, “It will be an opportunity to showcase our outstanding team and for our service users to share their stories with The Princess Royal of how acquired brain injury has changed their lives and their family’s lives, as well as the role Headway plays in supporting their recovery and future life.”

Headway runs a number of Brain Injury Hubs in Worcester, Kidderminster and Bromsgrove and is run by a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and students.  The charity also provides outreach support and care, support groups and counselling as well as reflexology, specialist speech and language therapy and occupational therapy.

The Princess Royal has recently returned from a two-week visit to Pyeongchang where she attended a number of Team GB events as part of the 2018 Winter Olympics being held there.

Photo Credit: UK in the Philippines 

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