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Norfolk charity releases lockdown 'Boredom Buster' puzzles




Hand-made puzzles have been created to help ease lockdown boredom while also raising funds for a Norfolk brain injury charity.

The pocket-sized wooden brain teasers were thought up by Headway Norfolk and Waveney trustee Paul Langshaw.

He said: "As someone who has a brain injury, we often feel isolated from society. I can’t stress enough how much lockdown increases these feelings, and this inspired me to share this brain teaser puzzle and bring others together during this strange time."

The 'Boredom Buster' bag which are being sold to ease lockdown boredom and to raise funds for Headway Norfolk and Waveney. Picture: SUBMITTED
The 'Boredom Buster' bag which are being sold to ease lockdown boredom and to raise funds for Headway Norfolk and Waveney. Picture: SUBMITTED

People in West Norfolk are encouraged to get involved in support of the charity by sharing a video or photo of them solving their brainteaser puzzle on social media, using the hashtag:#HEADWAYBOREDOMBUSTER.

The 'Boredom Buster' bags can be purchased online and contains a ‘no touch tool’.

Although Covid-19 continues to tighten its grip on society this winter, Headway are confident they will continue to find a way to support clients through it.

Headway client Craig with the 'Boredom Buster' bag. Picture: SUBMITTED
Headway client Craig with the 'Boredom Buster' bag. Picture: SUBMITTED

During the first lockdown, Headway supported clients through regular support in the community, including essential visits, phone calls, as well as sending out packages to meet each individual’s needs.

Online workshops have also been a huge success between support workers and clients.

Laura Jones, chief executive at Headway Norfolk and Waveney said: "As for so many, Covid-19 has been very challenging for people affected by brain injury as well as our charity.

The 'Boredom Buster' bag which are being sold to ease lockdown boredom and to raise funds for Headway Norfolk and Waveney. Picture: SUBMITTED
The 'Boredom Buster' bag which are being sold to ease lockdown boredom and to raise funds for Headway Norfolk and Waveney. Picture: SUBMITTED

"Staff and volunteers have been incredible in their dedication of those we support. Lockdown has had a major negative impact on people with brain injury and their families, and access to support is vital to ensure that people can cope.

"We are excited to launch Headway Boredom Buster bags to raise awareness of brain injury, and hope that people will support us and get creative.”

You can purchase a 'Boredom Buster' bag in aid of the charity online at www.etsy.com/shop/headwayboredombuster. It is also hoped shops will be able to stock them too.



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