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Help for Headway: The Green Backyard project

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Following a successful day working on The Green Backyard garden project in conjunction with Headway Cambridgeshire, Roythornes’ Personal Injury department would like to highlight these two great charities to give them the recognition they deserve.



We handle a high number of traumatic brain injury cases in the PI department, and we believe it is vital to maintain relationships with charities that are able to support our clients and the wider community. Brain injuries can affect everyone uniquely, challenging every aspect of life ranging from problems with memory, concentration and loss of smell and taste.

Headway was established in 1979 and currently operates with over 125 groups and branches across the UK. More specifically, Headway Cambridgeshire was established in 1989 by Sarah Durrant, after her husband sustained a brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident. She became concerned that she was unable to find support within the community. This led Sarah, together with her friend Maurice Reynolds, to create an organisation where those affected by brain injuries could go for help and support. 

Headway Cambridgeshire provides specialist services to people with an acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions, as well as to their families and carers.

As brain injury can affect anyone, at any time, Headway Cambridgeshire supports people through these life-changing events, treating them as individuals and building a bespoke service to meet their needs and aspirations.

Teaming up with another worthy local charity, Headway Cambridgeshire is currently working very closely with The Green Backyard, which is a vibrant community growing project based in the heart of Peterborough, close to Roythornes’ new offices – hence our involvement.

The Green Backyard was established in 2009 to create a productive community garden that is open to everyone and relies heavily on the hard work and dedication of a close-knit team of volunteers to create this hospitable working environment. As part of our efforts, we assisted members of both charities in dismantling an old rabbit pen on the land, and hope to be involved in the construction of a new accessible toilet.

We look forward to working closely with both charities in the future.

If you have been affected by a brain injury in any way, please contact the Personal Injury team by calling 01775 842500.