Headway Worcetershire issues rallying call for firms to support the first ever national ABI games - The Worcester Observer
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8th Aug, 2022

Headway Worcetershire issues rallying call for firms to support the first ever national ABI games

Rob George 6th Aug, 2022

HEADWAY Worcestershire, the county charity supporting adults with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABIs), is issued a rallying call for support ahead of the first ever National Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Games.

Thanks to a £50,000 National Lottery cash boost, the world first games will take place at the University of Worcester Arena on August 27 and 28 and host adults from around the UK with an acquired brain injury.

And now Headway chiefs want to hear from volunteers across Worcestershire to help the local team host the ABI Games.

Emma Hamel, project lead for the Headway Worcestershire project, said: “We’re asking for everyone to join together to support our event and help us in whatever way they can. Maybe local folks can provide their time at the event?

“There are variety of roles from marshalling to helping setup and hours that you can maybe commit to, to enable us all to make this an incredible event.

“Together let’s see if we can make this the greatest games possible. Please visit our web page to find out more and get signed up!”

Contestants will take part in a series of events building on their life skills, creative abilities and cognitive awareness as well as testing their physical attributes.

A range of activities can be undertaken virtually, like those encouraging creative expression including pottery, art, creative writing and photography as well as life skills comprising ‘tallest sunflower’ and wonky fruit and veg, for example.

Whilst other events include physical games such as boccia, walking tennis, cricket, rugby and football. Cognitive ventures like dominoes, quizzes and chess are also available.

There’s something for everyone and the ABI Games team encourage participants from across the UK.

Volunteers are asked to visit https://headwayworcestershire.org.uk/abi-games for an application form.

E-mail abigames@hwtl.org.uk or call 01905 729729 for more on the games.

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