A national brain injury charity has issued an urgent appeal for donations as its charity shops struggle to fill the shelves.
Headway UK has charity shops in Beeston, Eastwood, Hucknall, Kirkby and Mapperley. It says it’s in desperate need of quality clothes and bric-a-brac to help the charity continue its vital work providing support to brain injury survivors and their loved ones.
Jen Murgatroyd, Headway’s Director of Fundraising 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.
Donations should be delivered to the Headway charity shops. The Headway UK charity shops can be found in the following locations:
Beeston 71-73 High Road, Beeston Nottingham, NG9 2LE, tel 01159 256 248.
Eastwood 88 Nottingham Road, Eastwood, Nottingham NG16 3NP, tel 01773 763 456.
Hucknall 13-15 High Street, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire NG15 7HJ, tel 0115 963 3253
Kirkby 47 Station Street, Kirkby, Nottinghamshire NG17 7AN, tel 01623 756 333
Mapperley 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/