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How to get involved

Your help and support means that we can really make a difference. There are so many ways you can help us to help people living with autism, learning disabilities, brain injury and physical disabilities.

This could be through direct donations, fundraising events or sponsorship, either as an individual or at a corporate level. The money you raise will help people with complex disabilities receive the vital support and care they need.

The demand for our services is growing every day, and we are continually developing new ways of paying for vital extras. Items such as sensory rooms, accessible technology and activity equipment are not covered by statutory funding, but have a massive positive impact on rehabilitation.

Everything you need to make a donation or raise money for us is right here. Alternatively, call our Fundraising team on 01444 237286 for a fundraising pack, or email fundraising@thedtgroup.org for advice on organising an activity in your area.

Fundraising news

16 January
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Dedication + Motivation = Success!

9 runners of the London Marathon who are raising money for The Disabilities Trust have so far raised £6,000 in just one month! They are now half way towards their target of £12,000.

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05 January
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New Year New You… AGAIN?

Do you keep making the same old New Year’s resolutions year after year? Are you planning to get fit, be more charitable, or challenge yourself? Why not make 2018 the year of action and take part in the Great North Run for The Disabilities Trust?

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ConnectAbility

#ConnectAbility is a three year fundraising appeal to raise £250,000 for life-changing assistive technology that will help disabled people live more independently. Many of the people we support have had their lives transformed thanks to assistive technology. They are now able to live more independent lives and maximise their ability to make choices and communicate with others. The next stage of the appeal sees the opening of our new #ConnectAbility 'Hubs'. These facilities will be available to disabled people so they can try out new assistive technology, ask questions and learn how it all works.

The Huw Thatcher Trust

Huw Thatcher passed away from a brain haemorrhage as a result of a pre existing condition that no one knew about, or could ever have known about.The Huw Thatcher Trust was set up to remember Huw in a positive way, the Huw Thatcher Trust in an appeal which is raising funds for The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). It has since raised over £110,000!

Eyes Alight

The Eyes Alight appeal raises money for men and women with brain injuries who use the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust's (BIRT) services and community houses. The money raised will give those undergoing brain injury rehabilitation something to enjoy or look forward to as they go through the daunting and difficult process of brain injury rehabilitation.