Making Headway at foodie fundraiser

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A stroke survivor from Roxburghshire is preparing to cook and sell speciality treats at a race event to raise funds for the Berwick-based charity that helped him rebuild his life.

David Horder, 55, from Newtown St Boswells, will join members of local brain injury charity, Headway North Northumberland, for the food fundraiser on May 6 at Kelso Racecourse.

Headway North Northumberland, which supports people affected by brain injury across both sides of the Border, will host the event at the venue’s Charity Tea Room.

In 2002, David had been driving across Canada where he was working as a truck driver when he suffered a stroke.

With the support of Headway North Northumberland, David has managed to slowly rebuild his life.

“I got back into cooking after my stroke and I enjoy making chilli, though I never stick to a set recipe,” said David, who is now a committee member at the charity.

“We are going to need all the support we can get to hit our £1,000 target.”

Becca Adams, a service user at Headway North Northumberland, has also volunteered her skills, and will be making homemade fudge.

“People have been so generous and we would like to thank everyone who has agreed to make or donate food for the event so far,” said Becca.

Headway North Northumberland meets the third Wednesday of every month at St Cuthbert’s Church in Berwick.

Funds raised will enable the charity to continue delivering a range of activities to support rehabilitation after brain injury.

For more information, please contact Lesley on 07891 918357.