Every year over 40,000 children acquire a brain injury, and we want to ensure we are here for future generations of children who need our expert services in rehabilitation, education, therapy and care.
A gift in your Will can help us to expand our services and reach more children with brain injury.
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Caring for children at Tadworth Court in Surrey, began in 1927 when Mr Peter Reid left a legacy of £20,000 to create a country branch of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH). Mr Reid could not have anticipated what his gift would go on to achieve.
By 1983 GOSH could no longer sustain their country branch and it was threatened with closure. But, thanks to a high profile campaign including local MP’s, staff and families the organisation was saved, and since 1984 we have been an independent charity known as The Children’s Trust.
Imagine what your legacy could achieve in years to come?
Legacies really do make a huge difference. Quite simply we would not survive and grow without the thoughtfulness of those who plan ahead and leave gifts in their Wills. With your gift, we can continue to be there for the children who need us.
Remembering your support
Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to help the children at The Children’s Trust. As an expression of our gratitude, we enter the names of everyone who left a legacy into our Book of Remembrance, which is displayed in our mansion at Tadworth Court and can be viewed (by appointment).
Have your Will written for free
We know how important it is to have your intentions recorded accurately. So in partnership with The National Free Wills Network we are helping our Supporters to have a simple Will (or Mirror Will) written or amended for free.
How it works:
- Register your interest by contacting our supporter care team on 01737 364349 or emailing [email protected]
- You’ll receive a pack with everything you need, including information about participating firms in your local area.
- Choose your solicitor and arrange for your Will to be written or updated. Remember to take the voucher from your pack with you.
Many people who use the free service choose to leave a gift to charity. We hope your special connection with The Children’s Trust may inspire you to remember us. But there is no obligation to do so. As The Children’s Trust is covering the cost, the number of free Wills is limited and subject to availability.
Sharing your legacy intentions
Your Will is obviously a very personal matter; however, should you wish to share your intentions with us we would love to hear from you. You can let us know your intentions by emailing [email protected].
Come and visit The Children's Trust
We are very proud of what we do and love to show our supporters around. So, why not come and visit, to see first-hand how gifts in Wills make a difference to the lives of children with brain injuries and multiple disabilities.