Higham Ferrers care company raises hundreds for brain injury charity

Home Instead's co-owner Rosina Darnell and networker Sue Homer present the cheque to Irthlingborough's Headway Fundraiser, Sue Stevenson (centre)
Home Instead's co-owner Rosina Darnell and networker Sue Homer present the cheque to Irthlingborough's Headway Fundraiser, Sue Stevenson (centre)

An at-home care company in Higham Ferrers has presented a cheque worth hundreds of pounds to a brain injury charity.

Home Instead Senior Care handed over the cheque for £650 to the Headway East Northants, a group affiliated to the national charity Headway UK.

The charity provides support services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to industry professionals.

Its East Northants branch specialises in face-to-face support, running an activity centre where people with a brain injury can come and get support from each other and from the charity.

The funds were raised by caregivers and staff members at Home Instead through events organised by the company in recent months.

Owners Mark and Rosina Darnell, whose company provides care to older people in their own homes, were keen to raise money for the charity which actually supports some of their clients.

“We were delighted to be able to raise money for Headway,” Rosina said. “It’s a charity that’s extremely close to our hearts as it has helped a number of our clients in the past, and due to the generosity of the local community we managed to raise £650 which will go towards the great work they do.

“We would like to thank everyone who donated, as well as all of our staff who generously gave up their own time in order to raise a significant amount for such a worthy cause.”