The Children’s Trust provides support for children and young people with brain injuries and neurodisabilities, offering specialist rehabilitation, education, and community services across the UK. Williams has supported the charity for several years, hosting fundraisers and visiting the children. On Christmas Day, he dropped by the charity’s headquarters in Surrey to read from his new children’s book, Bad Dad, to the delight of children and staff.
“I feel very proud to be involved,” said Walliams at the announcement. “It’s a charity I care greatly about, and every time I visit I am struck by its warm, caring atmosphere and the dedication of its staff. The Children’s Trust is a very special place with incredibly inspiring young people.”
The Children’s Trust hope that the actor, presenter, and author’s celebrity status will raise awareness of the charity’s work and the 40,000 children in the UK who are affected with brain injury as a result of accident or illness.
Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of The Children’s Trust, said: “We are truly honoured to have David’s support […] Over the past few years, David has generously given us a lot of his time, hosting fundraising events and reading to the children, which really brightens their spirits and helps with their rehabilitation. We are delighted that David has chosen to support our work at The Children’s Trust.”