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Special Needs Children Charity List by Condition

This charity list is primarily intended to help you seek funding for your children's mobility equipment such as a buggy and positioning and seating aids, however most of the charities will fund other related equipment.

This list is mainly by condition with some local, regional and national charities at the end. It is not exhaustive and there are many other charities as well as local or regional organisations that may help you.

Some of the disabilities covered include: Cerebral Palsy, Autsim, ADHD, Epilepsy, Down's Syndrome, Heart Conditions, Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, Brittle Bones, and many other conditions that either impact their physical mobility and/or where a behavioural condition requires restraint for safety reasons.

Help can come in many forms e.g. St Austell's Brewery in Cornwall, Champney's Hotels and even Radio Stations have funded special needs buggies - so don't just think about those charities you may have heard of...ask around, look in the local paper, communicate with others on general special needs or condition-related forums, use social media (there are lots of support groups on Facebook) and Google to seek out anyone who may be able to help you.

We find that local organisations are very willing to fund equipment to help local people and they are generally quicker to make a decision!! We are fortunate to have worked with many fantastic local, regional and National charities and are grateful for all buggies they have funded which has helped to improve the lives of thousands of families.

Brain Injury Charities
THE CHILDRENS TRUST

The Childrens Trust is celebrating 30 years as the UKs leading charity for children with brain injury

Website: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

Phone: 01737 365000

Address: Tadworth Court, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5RU


CEREBRA

Cerebra is a unique charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.

Website: http://www.cerebra.org.uk/

Freephone: 0800 32 81 159 Phone: 01267 244210 Fax: 01267 244201

Address: Second Floor Offices, The Lyric Building, Kings Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1BD


SHINE

Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.

Website: http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/

Phone: 01733 555 988

Address: 42 Park Road. Peterborough. Cambs. PE1 2UG


CHILD BRAIN INJURY TRUST

The Child Brain Injury Trust is the charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals and helps them come to terms with what has happened and how to deal with the uncertainty that the future may hold.

Website: http://childbraininjurytrust.org.uk/

Phone: 01869 341075

Address: Unit 1, The Great Barn, Baynards Green Farm, Nr. Bicester, Oxon. OX27 7SG

Bone Related Conditions


BONES CHILDRENS CHARITABLE TRUST

S.C.C.T. is a national registered charity set up to help alleviate the pain, suffering and financial burden of families who have children suffering from brittle bone disease, bone cancer, scoliosis, arthritis, and all other conditions of the bone.

Website: http://www.strongbones.org.uk/

Phone: 01708 750 599

Address: B4a Romford Seedbed Centre, Davidson Way, Romford, Essex, RM7 0AZ

Muscular Atrophy/Dystrophy Charities


THE JENNIFER TRUST FOR SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY

The Jennifer Trust is a national UK charity. We provide a range of information and support to families and health professionals as well as promoting and supporting research. We employ a small staff and rely on a huge network of volunteers to assist us with our support and fundraising. We are governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees.

Website: http://www.jtsma.org.uk/

Phone: 01789 267 520

Email: Jennifer@jtsma.org.uk

Address: Elta House, Birmingham Road, Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire, CV37 0AQ


JOSEPH PATRICK TRUST (FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY)

Joseph Patrick Trust is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.

Website: http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/

Phone: 020 7803 4800

Email: info@muscular-dystrphy.org

Address: 61 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0HL

Spinal Cord Injury Charities


SHINE

Registered charity, which was formed in 1966, initially to help families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus and other related issues.

Website: http://www.shinecharity.org.uk/

Phone: 01733 555 988

Address: 42 Park Road. Peterborough. Cambs. PE1 2UG

Down Syndrome Charities


HELPING PEOPLE WITH DOWNS SYNDROME

Providing information and support on ALL aspects of living with Downs syndrome to ALL who need it.

Website: http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/

Phone: 01889 578800

Address: 22, Lea Hall Enterprise Park. Armitage Road, Rougleey, Staffs WS15 1LH

Location Based Charities


COMEDIANS GOLFING SOCIETY (LONDON & KENT AREA)

We at the CGS are proud of our Charitable Aims, over the 30 odd years that we have been running we have literally raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes.

As a rule we do not normally give money to other charities but prefer to support individual cases.

Website: http://www.comediansgolfingsociety.co.uk/charity.php

Phone: 01376 501 401

Address: 24 Cross Road, Witham, Essex, CM8 2NA


THE TINY TIM TRUST (DERBYSHIRE)

The Trust is a registered charity which provides equipment and resources for children with special needs in Derbyshire.

Website: http://tinytimtrust.org.uk/

Address: 27 Stephenson Place, Chesterfield, S40 1XL


DARREN HUCKERBY TRUST (NORFOLK ONLY)

With the establishment of the Darren Huckerby Trust, he now hopes to make some tangible contributions to the lives of local people who are in real need, with the Trust providing support for local charities, community projects and individuals across the county of Norfolk.

Website: http://www.darrenhuckerbytrust.co.uk/

Email: enquiries@darrenhuckerbytrust.co.uk


WHEELS FOR MARTINS FRIENDS (SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRES AREAS)

For over 25 Years Wheels for Martins Friends has been helping people of all ages with their disabilities. If you require help and have been unable to obtain funds from the NHS or do not have the funds yourself to buy the equipment required, then pleasecontact us. We will do everything to help if we can.

Website: http://www.wheelsformartinsfriends.org.uk/

Phone: 01763 852125

Email: info@wheelsformartinsfriends.org.uk

Address: 19, Thompsons Meadow, Guilden Morden, Royston, Herts. SG8 0UA


PIDLEY MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM (HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE AREAS ONLY)

We aim to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled and disadvantaged people within Huntingdonshire allowing them the same opportunities and freedom as everyone else.

Website: http://www.pidleymountainrescue.org.uk

Charities in Scotland


PAYBACK FOUNDATION

Ceridian wanted to find a way to pay back into the local community and in 1997 created its own registered charity, the PayBack Foundation. Since its creation over 400,000 has been granted and hundreds of children provided with much needed support.

Website: http://www.ceridian.co.uk/payback

Phone: 0141 891 6622

Address: 2 Nasmyth Place, Centura Court, Hillington Business Park, Glasgow, G52 4PS

General National Charities


CHILDREN TODAY

Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need.

Website: http://www.childrentoday.org.uk

Phone: 01244 335622

Email: info@childrentoday.org.uk

Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Chester, CH3 7AE


REACT

Rapid Effective Assistance for Children with Potentially Terminal illness is a dynamic charity working to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged households throughout the UK. Our work is unrivalled by any other organisation and our passion and belief that every child should have comfort, dignity, and the opportunity to participate in life as fully as possible is our driving force.

Website: www.reactcharity.org/

Phone: 020 8940 2575 Fax: 020 8940 2050

Address: St Lukes House, 270 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Surrey, TW9 3NP


THE CAUDWELL CHARITABLE TRUST

Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.

Website: http://www.caudwellchildren.com

Phone: 01782 600600 Fax: 01782 600609

Address: Minton Hollins, Shelton Old Road, Stoke-on Trent, ST4 7RY


CHILDREN TODAY CHARITABLE TRUST

Children Today is a charity that raises funds to provide specialised equipment and services for children and young people with disabilities throughout the UK.

Website: http://www.childrentoday.org.uk

Phone: 01244 335622 Fax: 01244 335473

E-mail: info@childrentoday.or.uk

Address: The Moorings, Rowton Bridge, Christleton, Cheshire, CH3 7AE


HANDICAPPED CHILDREN'S ACTION GROUP

This organisation provides specialist equipment for children with disabilities, learning difficulties and other special needs. An organisation aimed at parents who require financial assistance for children's special needs equipment.

Phone: 020 8594 4100

Address: 4 Farr Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 0NZ


MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION UK

Make-A-Wish Foundation UK is a charity with a single purpose we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions.

Website: www.make-a-wish.org.uk

Phone: 0127640 50 60

Email: info@make-a-wish.org.uk

Address: 329-331, London Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 3HQ


WHIZZ-KIDZ

There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people in the UK waiting for a wheelchair that fits their young lives. That's where we come in. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods. And at Whizz-Kidz, the wheelchair is just the start we also run youth groups, wheelchair skills training, work experience placements and residential camps.

Website: http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/

Phone: 020 7233 6600

Email: info@whizz-kidz.org.uk


THE LILY FOUNDATION

The Lily Foundation are proud to be able to work together with families to co-fund items of specialist equipment that will enrich the lives of children with Mitochondrial Disease. The Lily Foundation will contribute up to 50% of the cost of the item once the family has raised the other 50% through fundraising activities. The maximum the Lily Foundation will contribute is 2500. We will help you to set up the relevant fundraising pages on Just Giving or Virgin Giving and publish your story on our website and social media. Once your fundraising goal is achieved we can then order the item for you.

Please email claire@thelilyfoundation.org.uk for more information or an application form

Website: http://www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk/family-support/

Charity Phone Number: 0300 400 1234 (Local Rate)

Charity Mobile: 07947 257247

Email: liz@thelilyfoundation.org.uk


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