Student Fundraising

Enhance your University experience and fundraise for The Children's Trust! It's a great way to form new relationships and can be incredibly rewarding. Show potential employers your passion to make a difference to the lives of children with brain injury.

There's so many ways you can support us!

We’d love to be your Charity of the Year, if you have applications open for charity of the year please send them our way at and we’d love to get involved.

Hold your own event

Show peers your passion and potential employers your can do attitude by organising an event. You could do this on campus or arrange something locally - have fun and unleash your creative side to come up with something fun and innovative. You can always contact us for advice, it's what our fundraising team are here for! Email us at or take a look at our 'hold your own event' page for more ideas.

Take part in a sponsored event

Feed your adrenaline by taking part in a sponsored skydive - fly solo or get all of your University friends involved too, it's guaranteed to get those pulses racing! See upcoming dates to skydive on our upcoming events page. You can also nominate us as your charity for other challenges. Why not make the most of breaks between study and take part in an international challenge on behalf of us? It's sure to create friendships and can be so fulfilling to enhance your Univeristy experience as a whole. Challenges include: Trek Iceland, Cycle Vietnam to Cambodia and Raft the Zambezi. Email us at to find out more.

Collections and Rag Raids

Bucket collections are definitely stronger and more fun in numbers - we would be so grateful if you rallied a group of Uni pals to collect on our behalf! Over the next year we’ll be organising a bunch of RAG raids in different locations across the UK for students to get up and start fundraising for the Children’s Trust. Keep your eyes peeled for dates.


Natasha's StoryNatasha, 33, recently graduated with a 2:1 BSc Honours in Social Sciences, including a First for her dissertation. But things could have been so different.At the age of 14, Natasha suffered a severe brain haemorrhage and was rushed by ambulance to Kings College Hospital London where she endured five hour long surgery, was placed on life support and even given her last rites. Yet Natasha defied the odds to pull through and was transferred to The Children's Trust. Here she received intensive rehabilitation to learn how to walk, talk, feed herself and use her memory again following her traumatic brain injury.When Natasha was able to return to school with her friends, The Children's Trust worked with teachers to support this transition and enable Natasha to fulfil her academic potential. This support meant that Natasha did very well in her GCSEs, not just for someone with a brain injury, but also compared to her peers.“It seems impossible to put into words the amount of thanks I feel and owe to The Children’s Trust. What is incredible though is that even though I was living through the worst time of my life, I have nothing but positive and hilarious memories from my five and a half month stay”Since leaving The Children's Trust, Natasha has sought to challenge society's perceptions of her brain injury. Research surrounding disability became a key component of her University degree; Natasha hopes to publish her dissertation, for which she received a First, entitled: "The Descriptions and Experiences of Women with Invisible Disabilities'.Many children like Natasha who experience brain injury will go on to achieve great things in life, including graduating from University. By fundraising for The Children’s Trust, you will be helping us support children with the rehabilitation and therapy they need to live the best life possible.

Three easy ways to change a child's life

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