Brainwave - A Fantastic Children's Charity


I was delighted over five years' ago to be invited to put my name forward to become a trustee of national children’s charity, Brainwave.  A very close friend of mine had been involved with them for many years and I knew from her experience of the fantastic support they had provided to her children and to them as a family.


Unlocking Children's Potential

Every year some 27,000 children are born with a disability or will go on to develop one. Since 1982, Brainwave has worked with families to deliver unique home based therapies and exercise to help children with disabilities reach their full potential.  The aim of the charity is to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies.


Three Specialist Therapy Centres

Brainwave currently helps over 600 children each year.  They are from all over the UK, are aged up to 12 years and have an average age of three.  The most common conditions are cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome and autism.

Each of our three centres, which are based in Somerset, Essex and Cheshire, has an excellent team of highly trained and qualified therapists, therapy rooms including a sensory room, and family facilities.  The original centre in Somerset also has a sensory garden and a hydrotherapy pool.


London Satellite Clinic

An extremely exciting venture for Brainwave in 2016 was the first Satellite Clinic to be held in London.  Now in their third years, these are held twice a year and enable families based in the City, who are otherwise unable to access the permanent Brainwave centres, to benefit from the expertise of our highly talented therapists.


Our Vision for the Future

With waiting lists of families wanting their child to receive support from Brainwave we are keen to boost the numbers we are able to help to 700 each year.  We would also like to reduce waiting times as early intervention is critical to maximise benefits.  To achieve this we will need to recruit and train more therapists and expand the therapy specialisms in each centre.


How can you Help?

Brainwave is an independent charity and receives no government funding so relies on donations and support from companies, both large and small, and from individuals.   There are many ways to help:

  • Choosing Brainwave as a Charity of the Year;
  • Donating towards one of our Appeals;
  • Sponsoring an event or publication;
  • Entering a team into one of our events;
  • and Volunteering.
  • It is also possible to sponsor a particular child by becoming a ‘Champion’ or a ‘Guardian’.


Get in Touch

If you would like further information, please contact me, Caryn Musker at Ashton Gray Executive Recruitment Limited, on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 07740 286912 and I will be delighted to put you in touch.

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