I originally joined Headway Swindon as a Trustee in 2009 and after a couple of years working away I re-joined as Secretary in 2013.
I have been a Trustee of Headway Swindon for 10 years, having started as a client in 1998 after a road traffic accident in 1997. Prior to that I was a Service Manager of a car dealership. I became a Trustee to be able to repay Headway for all the help they gave to me and bring support to the staff and clients. I have been in the position that many of the clients will find themselves in and for many it is a very long road to recovery but it will get better.
In 2004 I suffered a brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident. I became a client later that year and started a program of recovery that led me to a return to work at my family roofing company a year later. The help and support of the staff was amazing and the camaraderie with the other clients enabled me to regain lost skills. In 2009 I rejoined as a trustee. It is a honour to be able to repay the organisation for being there for me and my family during my time of need.
I am a solicitor and Court appointed Deputy and have been working with brain injured people in my professional capacity for 28 years. I have also been volunteering to support all those touched by brain injury in their lives in various ways, and am pleased to have been a Trustee with Swindon Headway since 2010. I will continue to be an advocate and ambassador for the those affected by brain injury.