Every penny we raise goes directly to help children and families affected by Encephalitis

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What is Encephalitis?

Encephalitis is inflammation or swelling of the brain

Childhood Encephalitis usually results in an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) which can cause long term physical and cognitive problems

Affecting over 6,000 people a year in the UK alone

Anyone of any age or any background can get Encephalitis at any time

How we help

Personally support families going through Encephalitis

Raise awareness

Fund research into causes, diagnoses & treatments

Fund training for those involved with the ongoing care and rehabilitation of children with life changing Acquired Brain Injuries

Matty’s story

“Encephalitis is still so unheard of by so many people, yet it is just as life threatening as, if not more than, meningitis… The support from people who have been there is genuinely invaluable. It’s not a faceless charity, you know their knowledge is first-hand, and it means the world to know that there are people there for you.” Matty’s Mum

New Ambassador: Emily Maitlis!

“I am proud to support the terrific work of The Eden Dora Trust – providing valuable help for children and families affected by Encephalitis…”   We are so excited to announce Emily Maitlis as our newest official ambassador! Emily is an incredible, inspiring woman, and we are overjoyed to welcome her to team EDT    ...

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Our first Skydive!

We just held our first in-person event for over 18 months!   We are absolutely over the moon that last Saturday we held our very first Eden Dora Trust skydive event and wow what a fantastic day!   All of the incredible people that came to #JumpForEDT and supporters had a superb time, the atmosphere was fantastic  There ...

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Launching the ‘ABI Return’ Booklet

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of a brilliant new resource from the National ABI Education and Learning Syndicate (N-ABLES), which the Eden Dora Trust are proud to have helped fund.   The booklet is free-to-access and will help professionals involved in supporting children and young people with an Acquired Brain Injury to ...

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New Ambassador: Emily Maitlis!

“I am proud to support the terrific work of The Eden Dora Trust – providing valuable help for children and families affected by Encephalitis…”   We are so excited to announce Emily Maitlis as our newest official ambassador! Emily is an incredible, inspiring woman, and we are overjoyed to welcome her to team EDT    ...

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Our first Skydive!

We just held our first in-person event for over 18 months!   We are absolutely over the moon that last Saturday we held our very first Eden Dora Trust skydive event and wow what a fantastic day!   All of the incredible people that came to #JumpForEDT and supporters had a superb time, the atmosphere was fantastic  There ...

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Launching the ‘ABI Return’ Booklet

We are incredibly excited to announce the launch of a brilliant new resource from the National ABI Education and Learning Syndicate (N-ABLES), which the Eden Dora Trust are proud to have helped fund.   The booklet is free-to-access and will help professionals involved in supporting children and young people with an Acquired Brain Injury to ...

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EDT Study Morning 2021!

On 6th May 2021 we had a great turnout of attendees for the virtual return of our EDT Study Morning. We hosted a panel of amazing professional experts and discussed how we can proactively help and support children and families with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) after Encephalitis.    Couldn’t attend on the day? Re-watch the ...

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Skydive Extravaganza!

Calling all our adventurous supporters to #Jump4EDT!   We are excited to be running our first ever group skydiving event to help us continue our vital support    Who would like to join us on the 17th July 2021 for a a group sky dive?  It is open to anyone in the UK, just click ...

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Huge Christmas Giveaway!!

We are doing an incredible Christmas Giveaway with an amazing double layered luxury hamper from Chatsworth and a ton of Yorkshire Tea – all worth over £200!! Donate now to to be in with a chance of winning!  Donate Here This year has been incredibly hard for everyone, so we decided that in time for ...

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Louis Tomlinson

I had never heard of Encephalitis or acquired brain injury until I met Eden.

Paul Wait

I was stunned to hear Eden’s story when Phil first told me and had never heard of the illness.

Paul Dickov

I was so honoured to be invited to become a Patron of this wonderful charity.

Andrew Flintoff

I am both thrilled and proud to have become a Patron of The Eden Dora Trust

Joe Hart

I consider it a great privilege to be a Patron of The Eden Dora Trust.

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