A NEW BEGINNING FOR OUR CHARITY
The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy re-launched itself at the Charity's AGM on 21st September 2015 and will now be known as
'Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity'.
The decision by the Board of Trustees to create a new identity was made earlier this year with the aim of clarifying the Charity's status. Chair of Trustees, Steve Flory, said "for too many years there has been a misconception that Dame Vera has set aside a Trust fund to finance the School for Parents service. In truth the Charity has struggled financially and often turns away applications from other not for profit organisations for funding."
We have a new logo and will be launching our new website over the coming weeks to coincide with our change of name and are also taking the opportunity to appeal for new Trustees to join the Board. Our Charity has supported hundreds of families since its establishment in 2001 and the service is offered completely free of charge as we receive no statutory funding.
Our President, Dame Vera Lynn, celebrates here 99th Birthday in March next year and is fully aware of the changes being made to her Charity. Dame Vera said "I set up my Charity to provide a support service to those less fortunate than myself. If you can help in any way I would be so grateful for your support."
The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy
The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy works in partnership with families to educate the young child with motor learning difficulties.
We provide a specialist service for families of young children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Parents and children learn daily living skills together at our School for Parents using the principles of conductive education. We support families with babies and children under five years of age.
We receive no statutory funding. All the services we offer are provided free of charge. We rely entirely on the support of the community to raise the funds required to ensure that this vital and much needed service can continue.