The Children's Trust

The Children’s Trust Coronavirus Appeal

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, many of whom have complex health needs and require round the clock care. They can’t go home despite the Coronavirus pandemic. We need donations to cover our extra costs & to help get more children out of NHS beds.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 April 2020 to 12:00 PM, 29 May 2020


Registered Charity in England and Wales (288018)

Check mark Match funded

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom

  • It’s heart breaking not to see Finn, but it would be unfair to risk the health of children & staff.

    — Mum, Debbie

  • We need to be here to give these children the chance to approach their lives with hope & confidence

    — Jayne Cooper, Director of Clinical Services, The Children’s Trust

  • To fund our vital services we must raise £7m a year & the crisis is having a huge impact on this

    — Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, The Children’s Trust


We are protecting 50 children who have complex health needs and can’t be discharged home.18 are being shielded; remaining in their rooms with restricted visitors and all outings have been cancelled. They are at risk of severe illness and could otherwise be in hospital. In addition, when children with brain injuries are medically stable, the NHS is asking us to take over their care early so children don’t stay in hospital longer than necessary, freeing up precious NHS beds.


Thanks to The Hartz Family Foundation for their generosity with matched funding to £50k, we will continue to protect these vulnerable children & our frontline staff. This includes extra personal protective equipment, more 1:1 staffing & keeping them onsite. Our specialist Play team are helping children to understand why carers are wearing masks & why routines are different; supporting children to express their worries, particularly as some are unable to have visits from family at this time.