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Headway Essex

In Essex, every 58 minutes, somebody is admitted to hospital with an acquired brain injury. As a charity, Headway Essex’s mission is to ensure that everyone in Essex living with an acquired brain injury can live a fulfilling life and that families and carers are better able to cope within their caring roles.

Working throughout Essex, the charity offers much-needed community support and day centre services to hundreds of clients, family, friends and carers each year.

In addition to The Headway Centre in Colchester, Headway Essex runs a brain injury helpline and seven support groups across the county that meet monthly. These groups are invaluable, giving those who attend an opportunity to meet other people with a brain injury, to share information and to hear from experts in brain injury care and rehabilitation.

To put the charity’s work into context, here’s what some of the clients and carers say:

“I have always appreciated the care Headway Essex has given to my daughter over the years. I don’t know how I would have coped without them”

“Without the support of Headway Essex, I do not know how we would have coped with life”

“Headway Essex has been a lifeline to me and given me hope of a better outcome for the future”

Find Headway Essex on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/headway.essex

Follow Headway Essex on Twitter at https://twitter.com/HeadwayEssex

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The Robin Cancer Trust

The Robin Cancer Trust is the UK’s only germ cell cancer awareness charity.

Through attending events, using the power of social media and delivering awareness talks, we raise awareness of testicular and ovarian cancers in young adults. Our dedicated campaigns highlight the importance of early detection, promote awareness of the signs and symptoms and tackle the ’embarrassment factor’ in young men and women.

Since 2012, we have reached over 10 million people online, with a social following of over 50,000 – and have directly reached more than 150,000 people at events across the UK.

Find RCT on social media:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheRobinCancerTrust

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RCTcharity

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