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London Marathon

Every year Headway Surrey has 5 entrants in the Actual London Marathon, and 10 entrants for the Virtual London Marathon.

We have targets of £2,500 for the Actual London race and £200 for the Virtual Race, which can be done anywhere over 24 hours on the 2nd October 2022 and you receive a t-shirt and medal for both races!

Our runners from 2021 showed amazing commitment to their training and we are so grateful for their support, they raised in excess of £14,000.

We enjoyed hearing updates from them about their gruelling schedule and their stories that led them to the London Marathon.  

Donate your old coins and notes

If you haven't got any travel plans and have some old foreign currency or UK banknotes and coins, we are happy to take them.

You will be sure to find them lying at the back of drawer so once you discover them, Just pop them into the Centre next time you visit.

We take the following:

  • Old British decimal coins
  • All foreign coins and bank notes (no matter how
  • £20 and £50 notes which will be withdrawn from
    circulation on 30 September 2022.

Abseiling Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

2022 All Year

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth boasts spectacular views of the South Coast. Why not challenge yourself to a 100m abseiling down the iconic Spinnaker Tower and raise funds for Headway Surrey! 

Abseil on your own or in a group.  We can let you know if anyone else is doing it and you might be able to do it on the same day.  Look Here for more details, photos and video: Abseiling - Spinnaker Tower and you can book your place directly.  Remember to set up a sponsorship page such as Just Giving and link into Headway Surrey, charity number 1046863.  Make sure it's the Surrey Headway and not any other one in the UK.

Please let us know if you are doing it on


£100 per person Abseil 

£130 per person Gold package: Abseil (including participants medal) + GoPro video + Photo 

£140 per person Platinum package: Abseil (including participants medal) + GoPro video + Photo + T-shirt

Private Abseil Booking for 40 people £4,200 ideal for a corporate or group day out!

Requirements to abseil:
14 years of age or over, anyone under the age of 18 must have a guardian present to sign consent.
A weight of less than 120kg/19 Stone which is the maximum weight the harnesses can bear.



Annual Guildford Sponsored Walk / Run - 5K or 10K


This is an annual event marshalled and planned by the Guildford Rotary Club.  It is a a circular route starting and finishing from Shalford Park. 1k, 5k and 10k.  Free parking, food and refreshments, toilets and first aid all on site. 

We always have a team of Headway Surrey enthusiasts, people with and without brain injury, their families, carers, staff and volunteers (including the occasional dog on a lead and juniors).




Annual Guildford Raft Race

July - First Weekend Every Year

The Guildford Raft Race has been run annually by the Guildford Lions for local charities and will be known as the  The Big River Race in future years. 

The race will launch from Millmead Island at the bottom of Guildford High Street and behind the Yvonne Arnauld Theatre and the first team to make it downstream to the Wey Kayak Club is the winner. As part of the fun, there'll be races for different classes of crafts, including paddleboards, and ducks! All proceeds will go to local charities.   

This event is FREE for spectators!

BIG RAFT RACE - 15:00 hours
Registration time: 13:00

Build your raft, festoon with decorations and race it from Millmead (GU2 4BE) to the Riverside Centre in Stoughton (GU1 1LW)for a BBQ celebration.
Classes include home-made rafts; paddle-boards and kayaks and canoes.
Open to businesses, groups and individuals.

Pay for your raft entry free (£40.00)

Here's a picture of our merry crew from Headway Surrey making a splash back in 2018 and we raised just over £5,000.


All Year

In association with Skyline Skydiving you get to parachute for free if you raising money for charity to a minimum of £395. You did need to be 16 and over and a weight limit applies.

The jump is in tandem with a fully qualified instructor leaving you free to simply enjoy the experience. After exiting the plane at 10,000ft you will freefall for 40-45 seconds travelling at up to 120 mph! At around 5,000 feet the instructor deploys the main canopy and you will begin your five minute scenic parachute descent, landing to the cheers of your friends and family.

Skydiving is largely unaffected by COVID-19 so why not give it a try.

Meet our fundraisers

Molly Leopold 

Molly is taking part in a challenge to swim 30k in February for Headway Surrey because she want to raise funds for this amazing charity.


Read Jo's story

Jo is raising much needed funds for Headway Surrey because their incredible clients deserve continued support.

Friends of Headway Surrey

It's very easy to become a Friend of Headway Surrey and there are many benefits too.


Whatever your skill come and talk to us about volunteering - we could do with your help.


We have a limited number of Christmas cards and colouring books for sale.

Donations - JustGiving and more

If you are thinking of donating to Headway Surrey, you will be supporting a charity that really makes a difference to survivors of acquired brain injuries.

In Memory, Celebrations & Tributes

There are many interesting ways you can donate to us and whether it is celebrating a special occasion or paying a tribute to a loved one we are always very grateful for your support.

Payroll Giving

It's very easy to become a Friend of Headway Surrey and there are many benefits too.

How you can Help Us

Donate to Headway Surrey

We rely on voluntary donations to continue to provide vital services to brain injury survivors and their families. There are many ways to make a donation


Whatever your skills and experience - we can find you a role.