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The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury.
They support thousands of children and families across the country every year.

"Like many charities we have been hit hard by the Covid19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. But we remain committed to supporting children with brain injury and neurodisability to live the best lives possible. I would like to thank everyone involved in National Doughnut Week - bakers, cafes, customers - for helping us fulfil this ambition. We’re excited and thankful to be benefitting once again this year.” Mike Maddick, Interim Chief Executive, The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability. It aspires to support every child with an acquired brain injury in the UK, providing rehabilitation at its national specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and support to children across the UK through its Community Neuro-Rehabilitation Service.

Additionally, the centre is also home to The Children’s Trust School which supports pupils, aged two to 19 years, who have a range of special needs including neurodisability and complex education, health, therapy and care needs.

You can find out more about The Children’s Trust by visiting their website.


How The Children’s Trust supported Arthur’s recovery

At seven months old Arthur needed open-heart surgery. Following a complication in surgery Arthur had a stroke which resulted in a severe brain injury.

Arthur left hospital and came to The Children’s Trust for intensive rehabilitation to help him relearn the skills he had lost as a result of the brain injury and to learn new ones.

His mum, Laura Said: “We dreaded being in another clinical environment. However, we were amazed when we arrived at The Children’s Trust. It was dramatically different from where we had come from. It was incredible!”

“Arthur was unable to do anything really. None of the things you would expect a toddler to be able to do. He couldn’t roll over at all, he couldn’t sit, eat, or drink.”

Experts at The Children’s Trust provided a range of therapies to Arthur including speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. He made great progress and after a few weeks Arthur could roll over on both sides and was even sitting independently.

Arthur underwent more open-heart surgery but returned to The Children’s Trust where he put effort and determination into all his therapy sessions.

“Despite everything he had gone through, he never gave up,” said Laura “Every session he put his all into it and by the time we left Arthur could stand independently and walk with very little support. Arthur wouldn’t be where he is now without his time in Tadworth.”

Read Arthur’s full story here. .

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