20 Faces of Headway (part 4)

To celebrate 20 years we're introducing you to 20 people behind the charity...

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TONY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE SINCE 2016 (AT HEADWAY SINCE 2002)

What's kept you working at Headway for 16 years?

"People who partner with us often comment on the 'specialness' of Headway. And that's because it is a special place, where everyone is valued and offered opportunities to thrive and feel fulfilled. I have been privileged to have been part of Headway's 20 years journey and would love you to join us, as we embark on the next 20 years"

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BRIAN, VOLUNTEER SINCE 2007

What motivates you to volunteer at Headway?

“The members, being with them, working alongside them and their art, it gets me up in the morning. It gives me self-belief”

LINA, MEMBER SINCE 2005

What’s the best part of Headway?

“Headway enables you to speak, to keep a conversation with someone – an ability I believed was dead. Sometimes I ask a lot of questions, maybe without realising that I have asked the same question ten times, but in Headway I don't feel worried to have to ask again and again because they will know why I ask so much”

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ADRIAN, VOLUNTEER SINCE 2004

How would you describe Headway to a newbie?

“Even when times are tough the feeling on the floor is still the same though. It’s an upbeat and happy-go-lucky place, always looking forward. No-one is made to do anything – you’re offered things but it’s all your choice, and once you join you don’t want to leave”

MATTHEW, VOLUNTEER SINCE 2013

What’s the best part of your day?

“Two parts: when I wake up, starting a new day, you don’t know what’s going to happen and it’s exciting isn’t it? But also at the end of the day, just sitting down and relaxing after a hard day.”

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