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Happy Birthday Headway!

Feb 05, 2019
Congratulations to brain injury charity Headway on its 40th birthday.

Headway’s story began in 1979 when Sir Neville Butterworth placed an advert looking for holiday accommodation for his brain-injured son. 

Dinah and Barry Minton, themselves carers, responded and set out with Sir Neville to find any support networks that already existed.

Around the same time, two social workers, Philip Lockhart in Birmingham and Reg Talbott in Nottingham, also contacted Sir Neville. The five agreed to call a meeting for all those involved in the care of brain-injured people. A total of 23 carers and professionals attended a meeting on 23 October 1979 and Headway was born.

Over the years, Headway has grown substantially, helping thousands of brain injury survivors, families and carers.

At Nockolds, we are proud of our strong links with Headway.

As specialist brain injury solicitors, we are members of the Headway Solicitors List while members of our team have also taken part in a range of fundraising initiatives for the charity – including the UK’s highest freefall abseil!

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Headway is encouraging fundraisers to do whatever they choose – as long as it involves the number 40.  

Good luck to everyone who is taking on the challenge.

Rachel Davis

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Rachel joined Nockolds in 2006 and is a Principal Associate in our Employment Team. Rachel qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal ...

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