11-year-old schoolgirl raises £420 with a tea party to say thanks to The Children’s Trust

Susie Arrowsmith, 11, from the Doncaster area, became seriously ill with encephalitis last year. She has raised £420 with a local tea party to help The Children’s Trust (the charity that created the Brain Injury Hub), who helped her with rehabilitation.

Susie, right, with friend Tessa
  When Susie was diagnosed with encephalitis last autumn, the illness affected her brain and caused it to swell. Although she has made a great physical recovery, she has significant hidden difficulties due to the brain injury that she sustained.  Susie continues to receive treatment at Sheffield Children’s hospital. She has also received immense support in her rehabilitation from The Children’s Trust brain injury community team which is affiliated there. The Children’s Trust supports many of the 40,000 children left with acquired brain injury (ABI) every year, with the aim to provide practical support to families where children have suffered this type of injury especially with return to successful and fulfilling education. Susie organised a tea party as a fundraising event for the charity, with help from best friend Tessa Robbins and other friends and family. The event was held in Tessa’s garden.
The team have a community support worker... who has been a brilliant help to Susie."Charlotte
Susie’s mum, Charlotte, said “the team have a community support worker called Claire Hall who has been a brilliant help to Susie and all her family over the last six months.” Claire has visited [the school] where Susie is starting in September to talk to teachers about the best strategies to help Susie."
We have really appreciated their help which is why we decided to support this fantastic charity."Charlotte
Charlotte said “we have really appreciated their help which is why we decided to support this fantastic charity. Thank you so much for all the money that people donated.”
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