The Children's Trust Step Forward

How will you step forward for our 40,000-step challenge?

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Sign-up now and take part during Action for Brain Injury Week
20-26 May 2019

Step For Lillie-Anne

Every year, 40,000 children experience a brain injury in the UK - Lillie-Anne is one of them. Support those children by taking part in our 40,000-step challenge this Action for Brain Injury Week.

What does it take to step forward?

  • Take at least 40,000 steps during Action for Brain Injury Awareness Week (20-26 May)
  • No matter where you are, or what your fitness level, take on the challenge your way
  • Take your steps in one day or across the whole week
  • Link up with your chosen fitness tracker to automatically sync your progress
  • Take part on your own or as part of a team
  • No fundraising targets, raise as much as you can!
"I’m so proud of Ryley’s strength and determination. The Children’s Trust has given our family invaluable support and we’ll be forever grateful for how the staff helped Ryley with his recovery." Mel, mum of Ryley who received specialist brain injury rehabilitation at The Children's Trust

Four steps forward

  • Sign up via the HiMOTIV platform and connect your fitness tracker or smartphone.
  • Click the 'Join Challenge' button on the challenge page
  • Set up your online fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving
  • Get active and track your steps during Action for Brain Injury Week from 20-26th May

Step forward and take on a 40,000 step virtual challenge throughout the week!

When you step forward you help each child find their full potential.

“Step Forward” is powered by The Children’s Trust’s partner, HiMOTIV. By signing up to “Step Forward” you agree to HiMOTIV processing your personal data and sharing your contact details and steps activity with The Children’s Trust. You can view HiMOTIV’s Privacy and Cookie policies and their “Terms of use” once you have clicked the sign-up button above. For information about how The Children’s Trust handles your personal data, please see our privacy policy.


Lillie was a bright and outgoing three-year-old who loved to chat and play.

However, her life completely changed following surgery for a brain tumour. Lillie lost significant mobility throughout the left-side of her body resulting in physical discomfort and anxiety.

A play therapy session at The Children's Trust. Health Play Specialist Keren paints with Lillie.

At The Children’s Trust, Lillie received a specially tailored rehabilitation plan, including activities focussing on mobility, to reinforce her recovery. Lillie became scared and anxious every time she needed her nebuliser so the team at The Children's Trust provided Lillie with a tracheostomy bear that had its own nebuliser to ease Lillie’s anxiety and support her well-being. This helped her overcome her fears and she was soon happy to use her own nebuliser when needed.

Lillie loved playing and regularly attended Glitter Group, our musical theatre group run by our play team, which improved her social interaction and revisited her love for dance. In addition to being great fun, this improved her balance and coordination. With each session, she showed increased confidence, dexterity and mobility.

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