Local charity attempts virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’ Groats


Headway Cambridgeshire supports people who have suffered brain injuries to cope with their changed circumstances and fulfil their potential. Part of this rehabilitation is physical therapy which takes place in its hub gyms under the supervision of trained instructors.

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Headway Cambridgeshire writes:

 We have just taken delivery of a new treadmill at our Peterborough hub and to celebrate this event and to encourage fitness, clients, volunteers, trustees and staff of the charity are participating in a virtual walk from Land’s End to John O’ Groats during the week of 4th-10th September.

Some people will only be able to contribute a few steps, others might decide to walk to work instead of driving, but all the participants’ efforts will be added up at the end of the week. Our target is 874 miles or 1,748,000 steps (the average person takes 2000 steps each mile) which is the distance between the two places.

Austin Willett, the Chief Executive of Headway Cambridgeshire says:“The whole point of the Headway Long Walk is to emphasise that everyone from the clients themselves to the staff and volunteers plays an important role in the rehabilitation of people with brain injuries. Some of our clients will try and do a few more steps in the gym, others will count their miles by the distance they manage to cover in their wheelchairs. Everyone will play their part.”

If you would like to support the charity in their endeavour you can visit our JustGiving page:


Contact: Madeleine Reiss on madeleiner@headway-cambs.org.uk or 01223 576 550


About Headway Cambridgeshire

Headway Cambridgeshire is a charity and was founded in 1989, supporting people who have had an acquired brain injury including traumatic brain injury and illness, their families and carers.  The charity has a wide range of services delivered across the county with hubs in Cambridge and Peterborough as well as supporting people in their own homes.




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