WITH the start of 2014, many people will be making their New Year resolutions and planning to make a difference, either for themselves or for others.

Whatever the reason – be it getting fit, participating in a sporting event, signing-up for a once-in-a-lifetime challenge, or taking up voluntary work, The Children’s Trust would love to hear from you. We need you to help us make a difference to the lives of children with a brain injury.

The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury, is celebrating its 30th anniversary and is hoping, with the help from the public, to make it a memorable and successful year.

The Children’s Trust has lots of fundraising activities taking place during the year – some at national level: National Doughnut Week and Humphrey’s Pyjama Week – as well as many regional and local activities organised by our supporter groups.

We have available places in many famous running events – including full and half marathons - and would love to hear from runners who would like to represent the Trust in the Virgin Money London Marathon, the Great North Run, the Great South Run or Brighton Marathon. For cycling enthusiasts, this year’s Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 will be taking place on August 10, so please contact us if you would like to part. Alternatively, if you would to enjoy some great entertainment for all the family, whilst helping to raise money for the Trust, The Supercar Event will be returning to Dunsfold Park, Surrey on June 21 and 22.

For more ideas on how you can support The Children’s Trust, including becoming a volunteer at one of our charity shops, visit: www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk, email: enquiries@thechildrenstrust.org.uk or phone 01737 365020.

Please consider supporting The Children’s Trust this year to help make a difference to the lives of some very special children.

Phil Tufnell

Vice President of The Children’s Trust