David Walliams OBE was today (8 January 2018) announced as Ambassador of The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability.
The comedian, actor and children’s author has supported The Children’s Trust for several years, and has visited the charity’s headquarters in Tadworth, Surrey on a number of occasions including dropping-in on Christmas Day, when he delighted everyone with a reading from his latest book.
David said: “I am absolutely thrilled to become an Ambassador for The Children’s Trust. It’s a charity I care greatly about, and every time I visit I am struck by its warm, caring atmosphere and the dedication of its staff. The Children’s Trust is a very special place with incredibly inspiring young people. I feel very proud to be involved.”
Dalton Leong, Chief Executive at The Children’s Trust, said: “We are truly honoured to have David’s support. He will be helping to raise awareness of brain injury and our work supporting thousands of children every year. Over the past few years, David has generously given us a lot of his time, hosting fundraising events and reading to the children, which really brightens their spirits and helps with their rehabilitation. We are delighted that David has chosen to support our work at The Children’s Trust.”
Picture: Last year David Walliams met two-year old Archie who stayed at The Children’s Trust for intensive rehabilitation following an unexpected illness. Photographer: Theodore Wood.
About The Children’s Trust
Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability opportunities to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.
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