Cerebra - For Brain Injured Children And Young People

Cerebra

We are a charity that helps children living with a brain condition and their families to discover a better life together. We work closely with families to find out where help is most needed and fund the relevant research to provide health and social care advice and support for the whole family.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1089812)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,555

Donations

68

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

In the UK today, there are around half a million children and young people with brain conditions that result in complex medical, educational and social support needs. By ‘brain condition’, we mean any neurodevelopmental condition that affects the developing brain, including those caused by illness, genetics or traumatic injury. So far we've been able to support some 50,000 children and their families but we need to reach out to the many more that don't know where to turn.

Solution

By working with families, academics and practitioners to fund life-changing research and sharing these findings in a way families can use. Through a network of universities, we support research into; Pregnancy, Mental Health, Sleep, Legal Entitlements, Family Research and Creative Design. Our approach aims to reduce the prevalence of preventable disabling conditions but also to empower families and carers, providing them with the knowledge and support needed to face their daily challenges.

  • It's absolutely amazing! The trailer has given Henry so much freedom, it's incredible. As I no longer have to be behind him, carrying his ventilator, I can now see his expression and the delight on his face. It's literally life-changing for us and we are incredibly grateful.

    — Shevonne, Henry's Mum

  • The support and guidance we've received from Cerebra has made a massive difference to our lives. We now have methods we can use and have learned the best way to implement these into Layla’s bedtime routine. It's been so reassuring to get really good guidance and support to help us as a whole family.

    — Emma, Layla's Mum