The Friends are the longest running supporter group of The Children's Trust.
We are a registered charitable organisation whose aims are to help the children at Tadworth Court by spreading awareness of the crucial work of The Children’s Trust for children with brain injury. We raise funds by donations‚ sponsorship and running a wide range of events during the course of the year. The money we raise is used to enhance the lives of the children being treated and cared for at Tadworth Court. Our focus is on providing specialist play‚ leisure activities‚ educational opportunities and extra comfort for these special children. [ more ]
We welcome any help, be it a donation, becoming a patron or volunteering your time. To see the joy on the childrens faces when they receive an extra present or go on an outing to visit somewhere interesting makes all our efforts and contributions worthwhile.
Tadworth court mansion, three centuries of history
Gregory Bratza, great-grandson of former owner Lord Russell, reveals the fascinating history of the mansion from its very beginnings. Introduced by the BBC’s Nicholas Owen. An illustrated talk gives the perfect opportunity to see inside the Grade 1 Listed building and to hear the legend of the unknown woman who graces its staircase. [more details]book your tickets
- 24 February 2019
- 28 March 2019
- 6 April 2019
The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. They deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children‚ young people and their families. The Friends’ mission is to help the children get more out of their lives and enjoy their time with The Children's Trust as much as possible. Over the years the Friends have provided a Maze within the Leisure Trail at Tadworth Court. Every Christmas we make a donation for Christmas outings and children’s presents. Most recently we donated £12,000 for the purchase of 8 specialist profiling beds which allow for a more dignified transfer of children in and out of bed and can be used with or without hoists. [ more ]
The Friends have an extremely close relationship with The Children’s Trust and its heartening to know our efforts are so appreciated. Katie Roberts of The Children’s Trust gave the following report on how our Chtistmas donations had been used‚ ¨Dear Friends of the Children’s Trust, On behalf of the children and young people here, I would like to say a huge thank you for your very generous gift of money to enable us to book some fantastic events and run some really exciting outings. The festive season would not have had the impact it did if it was not for your thoughtfulness and willingness to give at this special time of year. The children gain so much from all the events and outings they take part in. From sensory to tactile, noisy to quiet. Their characters really blossom through the experiences they have and to see their confidence grow really confirms that we are doing the best we can for them. So, again, thank you so very much for your kind and continuous donation.”
Enhance your life for a good cause
We are always looking to increase our membership and if you know of anyone who would be interested in joining us, we have a membership form on this website which you can use. Our current members have over the years gained immense satisfaction from helping such a great charity as The Children’s Trust.