Brain injury charity receives cash boost

Coun Sue Prynn
Coun Sue Prynn
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A cheque for £3,500 has been presented to Headway Preston and Chorley by the former Mayor of Penwortham, Councillor Sue Prynn.

Coun Prynn chose the organisation as her Mayoral charity during 2014 and 2015, and the cash was raised at a variety of events including Penwortham Gala, a Halloween quiz night, a food and craft event, Penwortham fireworks display and a sponsored Guild Wheel cycle.

The charity aims to improve life after brain injury.

Coun Prynn said: “Headway Preston and Chorley have gone from strength to strength over the last few years and that is all down to the dedication and commitment of all the staff and volunteers, particularly Margaret and Liz who lead the organisation, alongside the trustees and many helpers who give up their time freely.

“Over my mayoral year, I have had the great opportunity to meet many of the people suffering from acquired brain injury who attend the much used drop-in sessions and have been truly humbled by their stories and abilities to overcome such a life changing and devastating experience. Therefore it was a great honour for me to help raise money for Headway during my mayoral year.

“I really hope the funds will help sustain the myriad of excellent support services Headway Preston and Chorley provide for both people suffering from acquired brain injuries and their families.”