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Tree of Hope Children’s Charity was founded in 1992 by Corinne Gardner, a woman living in Bexhill-on-Sea. Tree of Hope was born 30 years ago out of a desire to help children to raise funds for treatments and services not easily available from the NHS.

On our 30 year anniversary, we remember Corinne, who sadly passed away in June 2019 after a lifetime of passionate interest in helping families with severely ill or disabled children to raise funds for their care. It was paramount to her that the charity would be open to all that need this help and her wonderful legacy continues to live on throughout the work that we continue to develop.

From very humble beginnings, Tree of Hope Children’s Charity is now on a journey of growth and a mission to support as many seriously ill and disabled children as possible, across the UK. With a funding gap of £1.5 billion across children’s healthcare, Tree of Hope helps to bridge that funding gap by helping families access what they need to help their children thrive.

30 years on, our dedicated team are providing more support than ever to our families with funding opportunities, inspiring weekly creative fundraising ideas and strategies and, as ever, providing that all-important emotional support that comes with navigating the challenges that having a seriously ill or disabled child often comes with. We are there for families, from signposting to help seeking a diagnosis, supporting their treatment decisions and choices led by medical teams, right through to rehabilitation and helping them adapt as their needs change as they grow. By providing them with an effective and trusted fundraising charity and platform, Tree of Hope enables families to get the funds and support they need for their children. Find out more about how we help families here.

Our Stories

Today, 30 years after our children’s charity was founded, Tree of Hope is able to support over 700 families with their fundraising campaigns, providing support to families, and empowering them to access the specialist care they need for their child to thrive. You can find some of our fundraising stories here.

But none of this is possible without the wonderful support we receive from our supporters, corporates, community groups, schools, individuals and the families themselves.  We look forward to a programme of 30 year anniversary events and charity anniversary celebrations throughout our 30th year!

Click the links below to find out how you can get involved with our anniversary celebrations and anniversary fundraising and be a part of our journey, ensuring Corrine’s legacy and passion continues.   Keep an eye out and follow us on social media for updates!

Ella’s Dream to Walk

Ella’s family came to Tree of Hope in 2020 to fundraise for vital rehabilitation therapies, following an operation that she was also due to have via the NHS. Ella was born prematurely at 26 weeks a…

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Ella’s Innowalk

Ella has Scoliosis, dystonia and an undiagnosed genetic condition. In February 2017 Ella’s family joined Tree of Hope and started their campaign to raise £12,000 for a specialist piece of equipment…

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Help Tommy Find His Freedom

Here at Tree of Hope we’re always learning about conditions and the ways in which they can be treated. Tommy received an autism diagnosis in 2017 and is a condition that affects his social interactio…

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But none of this is possible without the wonderful support we receive from our supporters, corporates, community groups, schools, individuals and the families themselves.  We look forward to a programme of 30 year anniversary events and charity anniversary celebrations throughout our 30th year!

Click the links below to find out how you can get involved with our anniversary celebrations and anniversary fundraising and be a part of our journey, ensuring Corrine’s legacy and passion continues.   Keep an eye out and follow us on social media for updates!

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