A BRAIN injury charity is asking the community to bring joy and entertainment to its clients during the coronavirus pandemic.

The doors to the Headway Worcestershire Wellbeing Centres might be temporarily closed, but the charity is still in business.

Headway Worcestershire is adapting its services to provide support to the vulnerable adults it cares for and wants messages of support from the community.

Tracie Finnegan, deputy director of Headway Worcestershire, said: “We’re busy adapting to a new way of working, using our Outreach services to ensure that all of our clients have everything they need whilst isolating.

“We are coordinating shopping deliveries, meal and care package provision, medication delivery, and increasing our over-the-phone support, whilst taking all necessary precautions to keep our clients and staff protected from infection.”

Ms Finnegan added: “It is imperative that we continue to engage our clients and stimulate their minds during their time in isolation. Not only to support their rehabilitation, but also to maintain their mental wellbeing and keep anxiety and depression at bay.

“We’d love to receive messages of positive thoughts and good will from our supporters to pass on to our clients. Maybe your children might like to write a letter or draw some pictures, or perhaps local adults with spare time might send some kind words or simple poems? We need your positivity to keep our clients upbeat, and to reassure them that they’re not alone in this difficult time.”

All letters and drawings can be emailed to Gemma at GTimmis@hwtl.org.uk, where they will be printed and included in care packages or shared online.

The charity is facing difficult times financially, due to the cancellation of all its vital fundraising events and indefinite closure of its charity shop.

Mandie Fitzgerald, fundraising manager said: “We are also asking our supporters to help us by making a donation online, if they are able to do so, at www.headwayworcestershire.org.uk/donate. Even the price of a morning coffee, a Saturday night beer or the money saved on the daily commute would be a very welcome contribution.

If you would like to know more email: enquiries@hwtl.org.uk or call 01905 729 729.