Headway UK has charity shops in Beeston, Eastwood, Hucknall, Kirkby and Mapperley. It says it’s in desperate need of quality winter clothes and bric-a-brac to help the charity continue its vital work providing support to brain injury survivors and their loved ones.
Carol Tennet, Headway’s Head of Retail, said: “In the last six months, we have seen a 10 per cent decline in donations across Headway’s charity shops. Whilst we don’t know the exact cause of the decline, we do believe this is one of the many results of the cost-of-living crisis.
“10 per cent is a huge drop in donations and the impact on our shops is vast. We are also seeing a six percent increase in the number of customers coming through our doors, so we are really facing challenging times at the moment.
“We urgently need more donations so that our charity shops can keep up with demand as well as continuing to support those affected by life-changing brain injuries.”
Headway – the brain injury association is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support, advocacy, and information services. Its network of groups and branches offer a wide range of services, including carer support, social re-integration, community outreach, fundraising, and respite care to brain injury survivors and their families.
The Headway UK Hucknall Shop Manager Bev Beevers said: “As the days get colder, the nights get longer, and the heating bills get bigger, everyone is desperately searching for warm winter clothing to keep the chills at bay. We would particularly welcome donations of good quality jumpers, coats, tops, trousers, and bric-a-brac.
“Every year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with a brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds. 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. So please think of Headway if you are making way for Santa or clearing space for relatives to visit this Christmas.”
Donations should be delivered to the Headway charity shops. The Headway UK charity shops can be found in the following locations:
71-73 High Road, Beeston Nottingham, NG9 2LE, tel 01159 256 248.
88 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3NP, tel 01773 763 456.
13-15 High Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire NG15 7HJ, tel 0115 963 3253
47 Station Street, Kirkby, Nottinghamshire NG17 7AN, tel 01623 756 333
23a Plains Road, Mapperley, Nottinghamshire NG3 5LG, tel 0115 969 1645.
Headway is always looking for new people to join its friendly team of volunteers. If you can spare even a few hours a week, you could help make a big difference to the lives of people living with brain injuries while learning new skills and making new friends. To find out more, visit https://www.headway.org.uk/donate/volunteer/