THE CHILDREN’S TRUST
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. Every year the charity supports thousands of children and their families across the country.
Tadworth is home to the charity’s national rehabilitation centre. Here expert nurses, carers and therapists ensure each child has the opportunity to live the best life possible.
The Children’s Trust also runs brain injury services at Southampton, Nottingham, Leeds, Sheffield and St George’s hospitals and the Brain Injury Hub, a nationwide information website for parents.
Our charity, The Friends of the Children’s Trust at Tadworth Court, raises funds specifically to enhance the lives of the children at The Children’s Trust. Our aim is to spread awareness of the crucial work of The Children’s Trust and to raise money from the many events that we run or support to enable us to ‘make a difference’ for these special children. Last year we were able to raise over £13,000. This year, with your help, we would like to do even better. Read more about what we do on our website www.friendsofthechildrenstrust.org.uk
OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS
In the past few years we have presented the hilarious TV comedian Tim Vine, a brilliant concert by the TV stars The Jive Aces, our annual 3-day Exhibition of Arts, a fascinating talk on the history of Tadworth Court and the legend of the Unknown Lady, a highly entertaining Quiz and learnt all about the wonders of Brooklands. We run stalls at local fairs and events and, in November, a Craft Fair, ideal for Christmas presents! We are also supported by one of our Friends who opens her beautiful Tadworth garden on our behalf every spring.
HOW WE HELP THE CHILDREN
Funds we have raised in recent years have paid for a special vehicle to transport the children on medical and social trips, 8 specialised beds, a trampoline for therapy and exercise, music therapy equipment, a Maze for the children in the Tadworth Court grounds and a complete programme of play and leisure activities. We have funded educational visits and our special ‘spoiling’ of the children is paying for their Christmas gifts and celebrations and for their annual summer outings. And we have given support to The Sir Brian Hill Volunteer Programme, to recruit and train Trust volunteers.
Any donation you can make will be put to very good use. We also need more ‘Friends’. Will you become a member to help us to help these special children?
If you would like to join us or support us please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Gerry Murch on 01737 812655 or Vicky Symes on 01737 814714
Or contact Bob Gunn
Registered Charity No 293862