East Midlands businesses have shown overwhelming support for a black tie dinner being held on March 3rd in Derby, which is raising funds for a local branch of Headway – a charity that supports people with acquired brain injury.
Headway Derby suffered severe difficulties in 2016 due to funding cuts by Derby City Council, leaving it without premises and facing annual losses of up to £30,000. The charity was able to continue functioning after local businesses offered the use of part of their premises, which allowed Headway to continue operating its day centre services and rehabilitation support.
The sell-out event being held at Genting Club Riverlights in the city centre is being supported by several law firms including Nelsons, Freeths and Barratts; as well as local businesses Ryley Wealth Wealth Management, Fresh Mindset and Littleover Apiaries.
Organisers at Black Hare Marketing aim to raise as much money as possible for the Derby charity, through ticket sales, a charity auction and donations on the night.
Director Chrissie Rowell said: “Headway Derby is a really worthy cause for us to be supporting, especially given the difficulties they have faced over the last year. We hope this event will not only raise a lot of money for them, but raise their profile in the area so that people understand the cause and will continue to help when they can”.
Paul Clarke is the service delivery manager at Headway Derby. He said: “As a small charity this will have a real impact on lives of the people that we support. The money raised from this event will be used directly to provide support to vulnerable and isolated people that do not receive any other form of support. We’re really thrilled about the amount of support this event has been shown already!”
Tickets to the event are now sold out but anyone interested in attending is able to add their name to a waiting list by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: East Midlands Business Link