David Walliams storytelling magic for children with brain injury

David Walliams brought smiles to the faces of youngsters from The Children’s Trust this afternoon (9 August 16), when he treated children with brain injury to a story and private tea party at one of London’s most prestigious venues, Claridge’s. Seven children received VIP treatment at Claridge’s, where a magical afternoon tea with sandwiches, chocolate cake and ice cream was laid out and David Walliams read them an extract from his book The World’s Worst Children.   David said: “It was a lovely afternoon. The Children’s Trust is an inspiring place and it was a pleasure to be able to do something special for the children. Their bravery and determination humbles me greatly.” 12-year-old Rachel from County Durham, is having intensive rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust following a brain tumour: “I am one of David’s biggest fans, and I was so excited to meet him. I have most of his books and I have read them too many times to mention. I have lent them to my friends, and they have gone crazy for them too. It was funny when he said to Thomas I have a book, and you could be in it, it’s called The World’s Worst Children. He makes me laugh loads. We were telling him how to play Pokemon Go.” Two-year-old Archie, who is also having brain injury rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust, was there with his family. He absolutely loves stories and being read to, and who didn’t stop smiling the whole afternoon.

Three easy ways to change a child's life

  • I would like to make a regular donationDonate
  • I would like to make a one-off donationDonate
  • I would like to pay in the money we raisedDonate