A charity is asking people to use their heads on Friday in a bid to raise awareness of brain safety and brain injury.
Preston-based, Headway, along with their patron, Coronation Street’s Ben Price, will mark Hats 4 Headway Day by donning a hat for the day on May 16 and is asking for people up and down the country to get involved.
Liz Bamber Headway Development Officer said, ‘We are always pleased to be able to promote brain safety and brain injury awareness and Hats 4 Headway day will enable us to get the message across in a fun and enjoyable way.
“The support from Ben and Jack P Shepherd, who plays David Platt, has been amazing and a real boost for our charity’.
Staff and volunteers from the charity will head to Deepdale Retail Park between 10am and 5pm, to raise money for Headway Preston & Chorley, where they will be giving away safety information, holding a raffle.
The will also be a balloon sculptor making hats fro people who want to get involved.
One of the many people Headway has helped to recoved from brain injury is Bob Trott.
Bob, from Ashton, suffered a brain injury though a haemorrhage and says the charity were invaluable in helping his recovery.
He said: “Headway have helped me so much, the charity is like a big family.
“At Headway no one judges you as you meet people in the same position which is helpful.
“People generally don’t understand head injury and think you are OK because you look alright, but the hidden disability can have a devastating effect on your life”.
Headway Preston & Chorley helps individuals and their families who have been affected by brain injury through trauma, infection or illness.
The charity was set up in 2011 and has over 700 members.
Ben Price became a patron in April 2014 after Headway helped him in his character as a brain injury survivor.
For more information on the charity or to get involved visit www.headwayprestonandchorley.com