Project information

Funding to cover our general office costs

The Wayne Howard Trust is a small charity,in Southampton. It gives advice and support to victims of acquired brain injury and their families.

We need funding to cover our general office costs ensuring any funds raised can be used for the benefit and progression of the Charity.

Ongoing

Charity information: The Wayne Howard Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    The effects of Acquired Brain Injury on victims and their families can be devastating and lifelong. Families often feel isolated and abandoned, as well as being unaware of any benefits they might be entitled to. Bones can mend but brains cannot. An injury to the brain affects the way in which a person thinks, feels, and behaves. In most cases it is known as a ‘hidden disability’ and it affects up to 200,000 people every year.

    Solution

    Based on our own personal experience and the outcome of research carried out by the Charity, it has recently employed a part-time Acquired Brain Injury Co-ordinator. As well as being responsible for co-ordinating the injured individual’s care plan, rehabilitation and helping to co-ordinate all the relevant services and therapies for adults directly affected, she also provides emotional support to those affected, their families, and extended families.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide the necessary office and other support needed by the Charity to undertake its work.

    Activities

    » The part time Administrator and Retail Coordinator, supported by volunteers are able to ensure the smooth running of the Charity.

    By being able to continue to receive on-going funding through grants secured by the Administrator, retai lactivity (charity shop & E-Bay) and through fundraising events


  • Impact

    Impact

    Based on our own personal experience and the outcome of research carried out by the Charity, it has recently employed a part-time Acquired Brain Injury Co-ordinator. As well as being responsible for co-ordinating the injured individual’s care plan, rehabilitation and helping to co-ordinate all the relevant services and therapies for adults directly affected, she also provides emotional support to those affected, their families, and extended families. We need to provide the back-up to this.

    Risk

    The main risk is that through lack of funding we are unable to provide the on-going support so desperately needed by victims of acquired brain injury and their families.

    Reporting

    We provide regular feedback to specific donors as well as general information to the Charities Commission in the form of a Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 annually is needed to ensure the survivla of the Charity

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Various grants this year £1,050 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    We are based in Southampton and work were there is a need, generally in Hampshire.

    Beneficiaries

    Those suffering from an acquired brain injury, their families and carers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have had personal experience of this when Wayne Howard suffered a catastrophic motor-bike accident 12 years ago, leaving him severely brain damaged. We saw what little help was available after the 'critical' stage and set up the charity to help others in a similar situation.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Three Part Time Staff

    An Administrator supporting the running of the Charity. A Co-ordinator looking after retail activities and fundraising. An ABICo working with clients

    Volunteers

    The staff are ably supported by volunteers who help in all areas of the Charity's activities.