The Children's Trust

Registered Charity Number 288018

Life can change in an instant. What starts out as a typical day can end catastrophically, as a result of a brain tumour, car or sporting accident or a sudden brain haemorrhage. And life can often change forever.

Brain injury doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time. Every year, over 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury (NHS England). Many of these are mild brain injuries, but thousands will require rehabilitation and have to live with ongoing, life-changing difficulties.

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Following a brain injury, children have to relearn basic skills such as how to talk, eat and walk again. We help children achieve their goals and maximise their ability to live the best life possible. 

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Children from across the UK receive support at our National Specialist Centre in Surrey, where multidisciplinary teams deliver intensive, bespoke rehabilitation. We also have specialists based in the community at trauma centres in Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and London, supporting children in their homes and schools. We provide crucial online information and community support to over 70,000 unique online visitors.

Christmas is a hard time at The Children’s Trust. Whilst many of us will be enjoying time at home with our loved ones, many of the children we support will not be able to go home for Christmas. For those children that can go home, we do everything we can to help get them there. 

For those who cannot go home, we make Christmas as special as possible with celebrations on site and outings to go ice skating, see Santa or to the pantomime. Your donations will make sure that every child at The Children’s Trust gets to feel the magic of Christmas by funding:

  • Accessible transport, driven by volunteers, to take a child home for Christmas
  • A trip to see Santa
  • A sensory toy for a child to play with
  • Ingredients to run an occupational therapy session baking gingerbread
  • A trip to go ice skating to an accessible rink
  • Music therapy sessions to help children get their voice back after a brain injury
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