A charity established due to a lack of support for brain injury survivors has received a substantial lottery windfall.
Headway Preston and Chorley has been singled out for praise as the recipient of a £10,000 handout from firm Multilotto.
The charity, based in Deepdale, says the funds will help contribute to its comprehensive support and respite services for survivors, their family and carers.
Manager Liz Bamber said: “We currently support more than 400 families and this number is growing by the day as more people survive traumatic injuries through advances in medical science and acute care in hospital.
“This makes funding such as this so very important to us and it will enable us to continue our work supporting adults after they have acquired a brain injury from critical care to community.”
Multilotto – a company offering UK customers the chance to play lotteries across the world – had been inviting nominations for worthy community causes as part of a commitment to donate a proportion of its profits to charity.
And bosses said Headway’s nomination “really stood out” from the rest.
Multilotto manager Andrew Clarke, said: “We’ve had an overwhelming response to the call out across the North West, and it’s been great reading about all of the fantastic people and good causes that are in the area.