A BRAIN injury charity held a garden party at the weekend to celebrate the achievements of their members.

Headway Darlington and District offer support to individuals and their families dealing with the wide-ranging effects of brain injuries across all aspects of life

With the help of a grant from the Jewsons Building Better Communities Fund and a visit from BBC Gardeners World, members of the group have turned what was once a car park into a place of tranquility and productivity.

The day raised what organisers described as a "fantastic" £427 for the charity with live music from local talent Jenna Louise and even a visit from Darlington MP Jenny Chapman.

Amy Crosby, trustee of Headway, said: “Yes the garden has grew an amazing crop of vegetables and flowers but what has been a privilege to watch is the confidence, team work, fine motor skills and friendships it has grew along side it.

"We are so very proud of what has been achieved in the first year and excited to see what is to come."

Graeme Wilson, who works at the Jewson branch on Lingfield Way, said: “Local projects like Headway Darlington do so much for the communities they serve, and it’s important that companies like ours give something back to say thank you.

“Seeing people from across the region, our staff and other volunteers get stuck in to make this possible has been fantastic."

For more information on Headway and what they do, visit www.headway.org.uk.