Monday, 4 September 2017

Charity Spotlight - The Childrens Trust, Tadworth

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The Childrens Trust, Tadworth -

This charity is one that is very close to my heart and to where I live. I attended a primary school about 2 minutes from where they are based and live in the same village too. My boyfriend, while not as serious as these children’s and not half as bad, does have brain damage caused by his illness, so I feel a sense of closeness to the subject of brain injuries and illnesses.

The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injuries that work with children & young people from across the UK. Their dream is for all children with brain injury to have the opportunity to live the best life possible, something that wouldn’t be possible without the help of important charities such as this,
Every year over 40,000 children in the UK end up with a brain injury either through accident or illness. (NHS England) Thousands more are born with brain injuries. While recovery can be possible some of these children are left with long term issues including both physical, mental and learning difficulties. For the children in question and their families, this is a huge life changing event, which would require years of complicated, sometimes invasive treatment and care.
The rehabilitation, community and online services are offered by the Childrens trust are there to support children and their families and their medical services and a special school gives children with the chance to live their lives to the full.

To raise funds for the charity they have multiple shops offering all kinds of different items. All in all, I think they have about 20 shops in locations around Surrey, Kent and Sussex, and here you can where you can donate your unwanted items as well as shop around for some absolute bargains, I have bought several books in the last 2 months from their shops! They do fundraisers which I have attended, such as fireworks night and Easter days. They also have many people fundraising for them from skydiving to running marathons in their name to raise money. They are also featured in such charity events as Children In Need.

They have had some very famous visitors over the years and some famous celebrities raising money for the charity including Adam Hills, Time Vine, Shane Ritchie and David Walliams.
Some of their famous ambassadors include; Richard Hammond (who himself suffered a brain injury) Phil Tufnell the former cricketer, Sophia Warner the Paralympian & Michael Aspel OBE whose son Patrick, received care here in the early 1990s.

The work everyone involved with The Childrens Trust do for both the children and their families is immense. There are no words to describe the help they give and the opportunity to improve children’s lives that are achieved by them every day. To read up about some of their work and the children they have helped, here are some links. Let me tell you, I cried at some of them. Everyone, including the children, works so incredibly hard. 

If you wish to donate please read this page which gives information on donations etc.

Even just raising awareness is very important. Charites like these rely on donations as well as the funding they get themselves. Word of mouth is very important too. Lets get supporting charities! 

*Disclaimer* This is not sponsored or requested. This is a personal choice of charity I have made and they are not involved. Some of the information does come from their website so that no information is incorrect. Links are included. Pictures have links.

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