The Children’s Trust


The Children’s Trust is celebrating 30 years as the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. We provide expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our specialist centre in Tadworth.

The Children’s Trust is celebrating 30 years as the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. We provide expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our specialist centre in Tadworth, supporting children and families from across the UK.

The adidas Run Reigate Half Marathon strongly supports The Children’s Trust as a nominated charity partner and we are overwhelmed at how many people are getting involved and running for our trust in this great new iconic event.

What will it fund?

Your support could fund vital equipment:

  • £700 could buy an iPad with specialist speech therapy apps
  • £3,000 could pay for a standing frame for physiotherapy
  • £8,000 could provide equipment to help children return home

Who will it benefit?

Children like Charlie come to The Children’s Trust to receive expert rehabilitation. Charlie was just three years old when he fell into the swimming pool while on a family holiday in Spain. Charlie’s brain was starved of oxygen for 45 minutes and he eventually awoke with a serious brain injury. Charlie came to The Children’s Trust and received rehabilitation from our expert multi-disciplinary team and is now able to breathe on his own and eat three meals a day. Best of all, he can now use his voice again – something his parents thought would never happen!

Charlie

How many disadvantaged people will it directly help?

The Children’s Trust helped more than 644 children with the most severe brain injuries last year. We also provide online help to over 24,000 children and their families through our brain injury hub.

What will it achieve?

The Children’s Trust simply cannot provide these unique and life-changing services for children like Charlie without your support. Your donation will help towards the rehabilitation therapy and support costs of a child like Charlie – preparing him to go home. Charlie’s mum says, “If Charlie was encouraged into a new position, his physiotherapist got me involved and taught me how to do it with him as well. And being involved in that way in his recovery was extremely important to me.”

Thank you to all the runners who are supporting The Children’s Trust and we wish you the best of luck for this Sunday!

Karen Phillips
The Children’s Trust