Sam became involved with Headway over 10 years ago when her friend had a road traffic accident and required support from Headway Blackpool. After volunteering for a number of years Sam applied for and was successful in securing the post of member support officer.
Since that time Sam has raised the profile, increased referrals and increased fundraising for Headway Blackpool bringing great success to the group. Sam brought these skills to her additional role with Headway Salford, Trafford and North Manchester in 2019.
Her role involves; supporting members with tasks that they may struggle to complete themselves, organising the day-centre sessions and activities, managing the Headway Salford phone-line, organising day trips for members along with the day-to-day running of Headway Salford, Trafford and North Manchester.
Sam is an excellent networker with other charities, businesses and organisations, making connections and partnerships with others in order to raise awareness of Headway Salford, Trafford and North Manchester. He skills and experience benefit the existing members and help to encourage greater referrals into the much-needed services.