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Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich based Headway Suffolk branches to hold 12-hour drumathon to raise money

A charity which supports people who have brain injuries, neurological conditions and those who have suffered stroke will be holding a 12-hour drumathon to raise money.

Headway Suffolk, which has a hub in Bury St Edmunds’ Olding Road, will hold the event on October 31 from 7am to 7pm to raise money for a clinical therapist team and so that is can continue running its vital services.

There will also be a drumathon at the Ipswich hub in West Road.

Headway Suffolk Olding Road hub. Picture: Google Street View
Headway Suffolk Olding Road hub. Picture: Google Street View

Helen Fairweather, CEO of Headway Suffolk, said: “As a charity we have to raise as much money as we can to keep things running because we’re under-funded.

“We recently had a new member of staff come to work for us from Zimbabwe and he’s a drummer and he’s really changed what we do.

“He’s very energetic so the staff and the clients are very into drumming at the moment so that felt like an ideal opportunity to do this drumathon.”

They hope to raise £1,000 or more.

Anyone who would like to take part or sponsor the charity should contact Helen Fairweather on 01473 712225 or helenmfairweather@headwaysuffolk.org.uk