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Nottingham volunteers desperately needed to help change lives of brain injury survivors

A national brain injury charity urgently needs more volunteers in Nottingham to help it continue its vital work supporting brain injury survivors and their loved ones.

Headway – the brain injury association is a UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support, advocacy, and information services, including community outreach and respite care to brain injury survivors and their families. It has charity shops in Beeston, Eastwood, Hucknall, Kirkby and Mapperley.

Each of Headway’s charity shops are looking for friendly people to volunteer their time in several ways, including greeting and serving customers, sorting donations, and ensuring the shop floor remains tidy and welcoming.

Headway Beeston Store Manager Jeannette Nadin, said: “In recent months, we’ve seen increased footfall in Headway’s charity shops potentially due to the cost-of-living crisis.

As a result, we urgently need more kind, positive people to join our much-valued teams at the Headway charity shops in Nottingham. No experience is necessary, and we would be pleased to provide volunteers with training and support.”

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Every year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with a brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds. Brain injuries can be sustained in several ways, including as a result of a stroke, brain tumour or accident.

Jeannette added: “The money raised from sales in our charity shops goes a long way towards ensuring vital care remains in place for those affected by brain injury.

We also know that volunteering has many benefits, not just for the charities receiving the support, but for the volunteers themselves. Volunteering can help you learn new skills, make new friends, and feel more connected to your community.

We’d love to hear from you if you can spare us a few hours a week. Not only will you help us keep up with increased customer demand, but you will also become an important part of helping Headway to improve life after brain injury.”

To find out more about volunteering at Headway’s Nottingham charity shops, please call the shops directly, or pop in and see the team.

Headway Beeston: 01159 256 248, 71-73 High Road, Beeston Nottingham, NG9 2LE

Headway Eastwood: 01773 763 456, 88 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3NP

Headway Hucknall: 0115 963 3253, 13-15 High Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire NG15 7HJ

Headway Kirkby: 01623 756 333, 47 Station Street, Kirkby, Nottinghamshire NG17 7AN

Headway Mapperley: 0115 969 1645, 23a Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire NG3 5LG

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