Staff at Ipes raised more than £300 by participating in this year’s Hats for Headway event on 22 May. The event raised money for Headway, which is Ipes’ charity of the year for 2015.
Staff from the Ipes offices wore their wackiest and craziest hats in the office in return for a donation to the charity. This year, highlights included traffic cones, a turkey hat and a sombrero. Staff were also able to purchase bacon rolls in the office with the proceeds also going to Headway.
Andrew Whittaker, Ipes Guernsey’s Managing Director said “We are thrilled to support Headway as it is a charity very close to our hearts. We have seen the benefits of the service they provide and we are very keen to help them continue their good work”.
In the run up to the Hats for Headway day a competition was held to encourage children of Ipes employees to colour and decorate a hat of their choice. The entries were displayed in the office on the day of the event and employees voted for their favourite designs. The winners, Daniel and Chloe Cummins, earned themselves some toyshop vouchers.
Headway works in a number of ways throughout the UK and Channel Islands to help improve life after brain injury, including hosting regular social events for survivors, information evenings and a family support programme. The charity receives no Government funding and relies solely on donations.