Image: Alice with her dad

Devoted daughter takes on half marathon for brain injured dad

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Authored by Headway Devon
Posted Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 12:07pm

Brave runner and fundraiser, Alice Carlo, has been inspired by the experience of her father to take on the Bournemouth Half Marathon.

Alice, who is currently studying at the University of Bournemouth, tells us, “In 2014 my Dad suffered from a severe stroke, causing him to be partially paralysed and leaving him with little speech, hearing or site. He now receives support from the team at Headway Devon’s centre in Exeter on a weekly basis where he is able to socialise and take part in activities. He also receives help with speech and movement which has improved incredible amounts since his stroke.

“The Headway centre is a great opportunity for him to get out of the house and explore a different environment, and it’s even better for me and my family knowing he is in safe hands. We can’t thank the team at Headway Devon enough for the support that they give my Dad and other victims of brain injury.”

Holly Keatings, Fundraising Manager at Headway Devon, says “We are very grateful to Alice for taking on this challenge to raise funds for people affected by acquired brain injury. As a charity we rely on the support of our donors and fundraisers, and all the funds that Alice raises will be very gratefully received. Every penny will be put to good use at the centre in Exeter that has supported her father and family, so that we are able to continue to provide this vital service to people in need.”

The Bournemouth Half Marathon takes place on 6th October and Alice is currently training hard. If you would like to support her, please visit her Virgin Money Giving page where you can sponsor her and leave a message of encouragement: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AliceCarlo