The Henley College has raised money and awareness for the charity Headway with two days of fundraising activities during Action for Brain Injury Week.
Headway Thames Valley promotes a wider understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to people with brain injury, their families and carers.
On Thursday 12 May, students studying the Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences and the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) organised a well-attended Crossbar Challenge and Cake Sale. The following day staff and students wore hats for the day to mark the official Hats for Headway event and donations were collected across the campus totaling £213.
Extended Diploma student Benjamin Holt (18 from Reading), who is also on the Elite Sports Programme in Rowing, commented: “We decided to support Headway as part of our course because head injury is a very prominent issue within sport and especially common in rugby which many of my course mates play and are passionate about.”
He added: “The collection on Friday was very successful with everyone being extremely generous. The whole event showed the generosity of the students at The Henley College and we are very glad to have helped Headway.”
Sports Teacher Martin Unsworth said: “I’m extremely proud of the group, they put in a lot of effort and worked hard to raise money and awareness to support a local charity with special meaning to them.”