Why leave a legacy?

Leaving a gift in your Will, also known as a legacy helps to protect the future of The Children’s Trust.

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.

Founded on a Legacy

A picture of a nurse from our archive
A former Great Ormond Street nurse
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).

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 legacy@thechildrenstrust.org.uk.

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.

Get in touch

To find out more about leaving a gift in your Will, phone Charlotte on 01737 364 349 or email

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