Heather Jupp, the service manager at our Livingstone Road supported living service in Kent, planned a freefall abseil to raise money for Headway.
The team at Livingstone Road support adults with Acquired Brain Injury, where possible providing them with a stepping stone to move towards a more independent life following post-acute rehabilitation. They work closely with Headway, the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.
Heather initially planned to undertake the abseil with one of the people that she and the team at Livingstone Road support but at the last minute he was advised against doing it for medical reasons. Acting fast, Heather ‘roped in’ Caroline Robbins (Regard’s locality manager for the region). With less than 48 hours’ notice and fighting a fear of heights Caroline found herself hanging over the edge of The Orbit in London with Heather.
“I am terrified of heights but chose to do it to help raise awareness for the Headway charity and also because I knew it would be a once in a life time opportunity that would challenge me physically and mentally,” said Caroline. “The hardest part of the abseil was actually getting over the edge; it took us quite a while! But once over it was absolutely brilliant, we could see twenty miles into the distance including the stunning sights of London.”
Amongst other work with Headway, The Regard Group currently sponsors a regular music session which some people from Livingstone Road take part in.
More details about Headway can be found here: