A famous children’s charity based in Tadworth has received £60,000 in funding to support children with brain injuries.

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability.

The grant will fund the charity’s brain injury specialist based at St George’s Hospital, providing screening, advice and neurorehabilitation for young people.

Katy James, head of The Children’s Trust brain injury community service, said: “Things that come naturally to children such as getting organised for school, completing tasks or simply fitting in with peer groups, can present real challenges for a young person with brain injury, and this can lead to isolation and depression.

“The Brain Injury Community Service will continue to provide clinical support tailored to the child and family’s needs when they need it, to help children with acquired brain injury take as a full a part in their everyday life as possible.”

City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charitable arm, awarded the money to The Children’s Trust.

Alison Gowman, chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, said: “The Children’s Trust has already helped hundreds of children with newly diagnosed brain injuries to received specialist support and achieve their goals.

“There is a clear need for this service in London which is helping children maintain their independence on the road to recovery.

“City Bridge Trust is committed to making London a fairer place to work and live.”

Around 350 children in London will benefit from the support each year.