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  Amy Smitheringale    
  May 12, 2020

Hats for Headway – Friday 15 May 2020

Every year the national brain injury charity Headway UK holds “Hats of for Headway” during Action for Brain Injury (ABI) week. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, ABI week has been postponed, but Headway are still going ahead with an appropriate “Hats for Headway at Home” version, that anyone can take part in from the safety of their own homes and sharing on social media.

You can help support Headway by Texting HFHW to 70085 to donate £2.00

Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HFHWNOINFO to 70085. Visit for more details

During this event, which takes place on the 15th May, supporters will be asked to make or wear a wacky hat and donate to help Headway continue to provide vital services to those affected by the devastating effects of brain injury.

The Coronavirus pandemic has left many vulnerable head injury survivors isolated and struggling to cope with the problems which come with suffering a brain injury, meaning that the fantastic work that Headway do is needed more than ever.

Spencers have had close ties with the local Headway North Derbyshire branch and for many years have enjoyed hosting a Hats for Headway bake sale event in our offices in Chesterfield. As we are unable to host the event this year, we are asking our staff to support Hats for Headway day by wearing their crazy hats and donating from the safety of their homes in order to raise money for this fantastic charity.

There are also prizes up for grabs from Headway UK. Simply share a selfie on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #HatsforHeadway to enter.

Hats for Headway - Lynn & Rob

There will be a prize for the wackiest hat. This is Lynn, our HR Manager who won the coveted title at our Hats for Headway event last year along with Rob Landman, our Managing Director.

Head injury can be a subtle foe resulting in people and their families struggling to cope with extra demands thrown at them but with the right support and treatment, life can be easier and more enjoyable.

Headway UK has a very helpful and informative website which is packed with information for anyone affected by brain injury.

Headway North Derbyshire is a local gem and resource available to people with brain injuries and their loved ones in the Chesterfield area. If you or any of your family would benefit from their support, please call on 07940 729544 or email

If you have had an accident and suffered a head or brain injury help can be found by contacting Spencers specialist Serious Injury team on 01246 266863 or by emailing the Manager of your Serious Injury Team

About the Author

Amy Smitheringale - Team Manager

Amy, who qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2001 and as a Solicitor in 2007, has more than 20 years experience in civil litigation. Having joined the business as a file handler in 2000, Amy has developed a strong specialism in personal injury litigation built on practical experience of both file handling and management.

Amy became a Team Manager in 2008, and has managed and developed a team of litigators dealing with motor personal injury, Employers Liability, Public Liability and Criminal Injury claims. Amy now manages the Complex Injury Team which deals with serious and major injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, fatal claims and clinical negligence.

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