2014 Archived News

Christmas Lunch - Thursday 18th December

HSB enjoyed its best-attended Christmas Lunch ever! We all enjoyed entertainment both prior to the meal and following the meal.  Thanks were given to our volunteers and supporters by our Chairman, followed by a very successful raffle. View photos in our Gallery

Farewell and Thank You to Eileen- 11th December 2014

HSB are sad to say goodbye to our longest serving Volunteer. Eileen has served HSB from the day we opened as both Committee Member and Volunteer. She has seen many changes over the years and has worked through the numerous challenges of running a successful and worthwhile charity. 
Eileen has given so much of her time, energy and dedication and will be missed by us all. HSB wish her much health and happiness in her retirement.
To see photos of Eileen's farewell presentation by our Patron Steve Rider, please visit our Galleries page.

CALAMITY JANE THEATRE TRIP with LUNCH - Wednesday 5th November, 2014

Clients, Carers and Volunteers enjoyed a very successful outing, with a lovely two course lunch at the TALBOT INN in RIPLEY, en route to the NEW VICTORIA THEATRE, WOKING to see CALAMITY JANE. A great time all round - see our Gallery page for photos!

Headway South Bucks benefits from Lloyds Community Fund Award

We are proud and delighted to announce that we have been placed second in the local Awards list, with an Award of £2000. We would like to thank everyone for your votes and participation in attaining this Award, and we hope to reap not only direct benefits for our services but also greater visibility through Lloyds own publicity programmes highlighting our success. To our own Debbie Rafferty who organised all this, a huge Thank You from us all! 


Marlow fm Biz Buzz programme - 10th September

Jane was interviewed by Carla Delaney and talked about the work that HSB does and its plans for the future. She also described her personal experience of brain injury and how she became chairman. 


HSB at CSG ShowChalfont St Giles Show- September 6th 2014


HSB raised nearly £200 at the Chalfont St Giles Show this weekend. We ran a raffle and a tombola. We also had chance to talk to people about our nomination in the Lloyds Community Fund. Please vote for us by text, Twitter, online and in branch and help us raise funds to allow us to start running an additional day at our Resource Centre. 

Thanks to IBB Law for offering us a stand at the show.

HSB at CSG Show






Red Panda



Visit to Cotswold Wildlife Park - Wednesday 11th June

We had a successful and enjoyable visit to the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford. A smooth and jam-free journey across country prior to a delicious lunch at the Cotswold Gateway Restaurant to fortify us for the visit. We had sunny weather and plenty of time to tour the park. The animals were all  active - even the notoriously shy Red Pandas. The meerkats were as cute as ever. The gardens were in full bloom and taking a trip around the park on the train allowed us to rest and enjoy them. Lots of positive feedback - 'interesting - enjoyed seeing all the animals', 'beautiful gardens - plenty of places to sit and rest and enjoy'. Thank you to all our staff and volunteers for making the outing run so smoothly. JC

Volunteer Training - Wednesday 21st May

HSB organised for a professional trainer to come along on Wednesday 21st May to bring us up to date on both The Safeguarding of Vulnerable People and the Mental Capacity Act.

Ride Chartridge  - Sunday 11th May

Headway South Bucks attended the Ride Chartridge event on Sunday 11 May 2014. Although primarily a cycling event, this was an excellent family day with refreshments and entertainment on site.
Ride Chartridge was hosted by Chartridge Combined School in Chesham and all profits raised by the event have been donated to the school.

Annual General Meeting Tuesday 6th May

Our Annual General Meeting 2014 was held on Tuesday 6 May 2014 in the Target Room at Bourne End Community Centre. The team reported HSB achievements over the past year, and presented the challenges that we face and how we plan to address them in 2014. It was a great opportunity to meet, ask questions and give input and feedback to the Management and Trustee teams.  

April 2014 activities

We’ve been very busy this month at Headway South Bucks.  

Bird DayTuesday 8 April 2014 was "Draw a picture of a bird day". Clients, staff and volunteers therefore attended the library to choose some bird books which we used to copy and create some wonderful pieces of art. We kept this theme for our Thursday session and the results have been fantastic. See our gallery.

Later in the month we were pleased to welcome Frances to our session who showed us how to do encaustic wax. Encaustic Wax Art

This was great fun for us all and we created some amazing artwork.  We would like to give a very special thank you to Frances for such a wonderful day.  



SportsAbleLast week we attended our first trip to SportsAble in Maidenhead. Staff and volunteers attended with some of our clients who had the opportunity to play table tennis and polybat. The SportsAble minibus picked us up from Bourne End at 11. We enjoyed half an hour of sport before having our packed lunches. After lunch we played for another half an hour before returning to Bourne End at 2pm. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and we are looking forward to our next visit in May when we will be doing Archery.  



Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon - Friday 4th April 2014  Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon

 Headway South Bucks would like to thank our clients and carers for supporting our recent trip to the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon. We had nothing but positive feedback from attendees who praised the 'smooth organisation' which meant that there was 'enough time to see everything'. A huge pat on the back to all of our staff and volunteers for organising the trip which was very well received.

Bubble PicturesMarch

saw clients and staff at the Resource Centre participating in Popcorn Lovers Day and National Bubble Week. To celebrate we marked the occasion by sampling various flavours of popcorn and making bubble pictures.    We’re pleased to announce that we are now able to provide music therapy at the resource centre on a monthly basis. The trial of the therapy with a mandolin player proved to be very successful and we are pleased to offer this on a more regular basis. Popcorn




To Margaret Butler who is volunteering at the Tuesday sessions at the resource centre. We also welcome new joiners to our staff team, Jackie Knight who will be assisting with our Carer’s Support Programme as our Management Assistant and Deborah Rafferty who is our Fundraising and Events Administrative Assistance. 

Wishing you all a very warm Headway South Bucks welcome.


We wish a fond farewell to Sam Godwyn who has recently left Headway to start a new job. Sam volunteered with us for two and a half years and will be missed immensely .

Thank you!

A big thank you to Amersham Round Table who assisted us with fundraising when we had the pleasure of going out with Santa and his float in December.

Headway South Bucks would like to extend our thanks to the Wycombe Philharmonic Choir who held a concert on 7th December 2013 to raise money for us.  Our very own Chair of Trustees, Jane Clarke, attended the concert and gave a speech. We are very grateful for the donation raised.