Headway Association Ltd has announced that triple Le Mans 24 Hour race winner, 2013 FIA World Endurance Champion, ex-Formula One driver and Dumfries born Allan McNish, has agreed to become their first ever Patron.
Headway in Dumfries and Galloway is the only specialist service available to people living with an acquired/traumatic Brain Injury (ABI/TBI) across the entire region.
They are planning an awareness-raising and Prevention and Safety campaign for 2016 here in Dumfries and Galloway to cover ever aspect of the rural area.
Allan McNish said: “I am proud to be a Patron of Headway (Dumfries and Galloway).
“I know personally the traumas of head injuries, and often the impact it has on the related families.
“Headway provides a much needed service to the local community in education, support and rehabilitation for those involved, with over 650 families having been supported by their Outreach service during difficult times.”
Rosemary McCrae, Deputy Manager at Headway said: “We are all absolutely delighted that Allan has agreed to be our Patron for Headway here in Dumfries and Galloway.
“As well as being born and bred in Dumfries, throughout his racing career, safety has always been and indeed continues to be, a key priority for Allan.
“Our Prevention and Safety campaign planned for 2016 will hopefully be greatly enhanced through Allan’s role as our official Patron across Dumfries and Galloway”