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Brain injury survivors make headway

5th September 2005

Brain injury survivors are helping the charity Headway gear up for this years Experian Robin Hood marathon in Nottingham.

As the charity required volunteers to help them stuff 12,000 goodie bags that will be distributed to runners this week, many former brain injury patients are giving up their time to help out.

Tony Steel, who sustained a major brain injury after falling down stairs in 2002, told the Headway website, although he cannot run the marathon he wanted to give something back to the charity.

“I wouldn’t have got this far without Headway, I call them my Angels," he said.

“They’ve helped me learn to enjoy life again after my injury - so when they asked for help I didn’t hesitate to sign up."

Rachel Walters, Events and Conferences Officer at Headway said there is four official charities for this year’s run, Headway, National Association of Child Contact Centres, RNLI and the Fire Services National Benevolent Fund.

The bag packing will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of September, anyone who wishes to help can contact Rachel on 0115 924 0800.