Samantha Cameron and Holly Valance raise awareness of childhood brain injury

They were among several well-known guests at the Downing Street event.

The reception on 18 November raised money and awareness for childhood brain injury. Also in attendance were Elaine Paige, Amanda Burton, Phil Tufnell, Jenni Falconer and Tim Vine. During the event they met 13-year-old Josh who sustained a brain injury after being knocked off his bike, and his father, John. John explained how his son was helped by The Children's Trust- The UK's leading charity for childhood brain injury which was a beneficiary of the evening. He said: "Josh has defied all odds. He's back in school, he's walking, and one day, out of the blue, he got on his bike and rode. His recovery has been unbelievable. Without The Children's Trust, I would not have the lad that I have today." Read Josh's full story here.
Josh had to relearn how to walk again following a severe brain injury
Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of the charity said: "brain injury is often sudden and unexpected. Not only do the children require specialist medical attention and rehabilitation, the families also need a huge amount of support. "With the generous help of our supporters we are able to work with children and their families though an extremely difficult and life changing time."
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