REDNAL-based brain injury charity Headway is challenging adults and children to put their thinking caps on and take their best joke to this year’s Christmas Fayre, writes Thomas Bailey.
The event will be held at Father’s Barn in Rubery from 10.30am until 2.30pm next Saturday, December 1 .
Sue Tyler, CEO at Headway Birmingham and Solihull, said: “We’ll be holding a Christmas joke competition with a prize on offer for the funniest joke we see on the day.”
The competition has been inspired by one of Headway’s clients Stephen Lynch who ended up in a coma after being knocked over by car when he was a child.
His dad spent this time reading joke after joke to him from a joke book. When Stephen came around, it was clear he had suffered a severe brain injury but he had somehow memorised all of the jokes his dad had been telling him.
Stephen will be at the fayre to promote his joke book which sells at £1.50. He will also be judging the joke competition.
The charity has thanked local shops and businesses in Rubery, Longbridge and Rednal for their generosity in donating some fantastic prizes.
There is free entry to the fayre and all the money raised will go to headway Birmingham and Solihull.
Anyone wanting to enter the competition should write down their joke, along with their name, age and contact details.
Visit headway-bs.co.uk or the charity’s Facebook page for more information.