Headway Cambridgeshire is in the final stage of this year’s People’s Projects, a competition run in partnership with The Big Lottery Fund and ITV.
Headway Cambridgeshire needs your vote!
Finalists in each region have the chance to win up to £50,000 to finance a particular project or endeavour, and if Headway Cambridgeshire receives enough votes they will use the funding to finance the design, production and distribution of a board game called ‘Heads Together’ that assists those with brain injuries to recall some of their memories.
Headway Cambridgeshire’s film, showcasing this project, will be shown on ITV regional news tomorrow (March 2nd) between 6 pm and 6.30 pm.
The game, which was originally designed on the back of a cereal packet by those who attend the Headway Cambridgeshire hub, has proved a very useful tool as part of the rehabilitation work done by the charity to help those with brain injuries to live as full a life as possible.
There are no right and wrong answers as the participants make their way around the board answering such questions as ‘What did you wear on your wedding day?’ or ‘Can you remember your first pet?’ along with questions designed to help with logic and reasoning, such as; ‘What are the stages involved in making a cup of tea?’ or ‘What should you take if you are going to the beach?’
Austin Willett, Chief Executive of Headway Cambridgeshire says; “The prototype of this game has been devised by people with brain injuries for people with brain injuries. I’ve seen at first-hand how playing this game has helped people to recall memories and think logically about how to go about everyday tasks. Our plan is to further research, develop and produce the game, so that ultimately it can benefit not only people with a brain injury, but people who struggle with all kinds of memory and cognitive problems. Please vote for us so that we can make this happen.”
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