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Friday, 30 November 2012

The Children's Trust

ilovegorgeous are delighted to be sponsoring The Children's Trust Christmas Concert, which will be taking place on Monday 10th December 2012, at the Cadogan Hall, London.  

Based in Tadworth, The Children’s Trust is wonderful national charity, who offer their services to children in need all over the UK.  We asked Zoe Savage, Head of Gala Events at the Children’s Trust, to tell us a little bit more about the charity and the incredible work they do:

When and why was the Children's Trust founded?

From 1927 until 1983, Tadworth Court was the country branch of Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. After a high-profile press campaign to keep Tadworth Court Children's Hospital open, the Department of Health transferred management control to a newly created charity in 1984, now called The Children's Trust. The Children's Trust has been changing lives for over 25 years! Over the last quarter-century we have provided the very best rehabilitation, education, care and therapy to severely disabled children.
Please can you tell us a little bit more about the Trust's mission?
The Children’s Trust, Tadworth is a national charity working with children with acquired brain injury, multiple disabilities and complex health needs. We are based at a 24 acre site in Tadworth, Surrey but offer our services to children from across the UK.
Our vision: That all children with brain injuries, multiple disabilities and complex health needs have the opportunity to live the best life possible.
Our mission: For children with brain injuries, multiple disabilities and complex health needs and their families, we aim...
·     to be an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for care, rehabilitation, education and research
·     to reach out to children and families in their own community
·     to provide expert advice, training and information
·     to make our voice heard.

How can people support the Trust?

People can support the Trust by coming to one of our events, donating monthly, buy our Christmas cards or sponsor one of our events such as ilovegorgeous!

You organise some fantastic fundraising events, what exciting plans do you have for 2013

We have an inspirational women’s lunch in March at Grosvenor House, a fashion show in September at the Hurlingham Club and we have places in many sporting events such as the London Marathon as well as overseas treks.

Can you tell us about how the money raised by you helps the children?

There is nowhere else like The Children’s Trust, Tadworth. We have a unique combination of specialist services to give children with acquired brain injury, severe disabilities and complex health needs the opportunity to live the best life possible.

Children and families come to stay with us from all over the UK to benefit from our expertise and we also reach out around the country to provide support and information.

The specialist services we provide come at a cost which is not fully met by statutory sources, so we rely on voluntary donations from our supporters. Donations help fund building works, key members of staff, new equipment, leisure and play activities and much more!

Finally, with the festive season approaching, what is your favourite thing about Christmas? 

Fairy lights, everywhere!!

ilovegorgeous will be at the The Children's Trust Christmas Concert on 10th December and we would love some of you to join us. We have four family tickets worth over £200 each to the concert and gala reception afterwards to give away. Simply tell us your favourite Christmas Carol for the chance to win on our Facebook page and make sure the diary is clear! For more information on the Children's Trust and to find out more about the concert, please visit their website.

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