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

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

Our Patrons & Ambassadors

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When asked if I would consider becoming a patron of their charity, I was honoured, there was no doubt in my mind and of course I said yes…

Louis Tomlinson

I was very honoured to be invited to become a Patron of this wonderful charity . I had no hesitation in accepting. As a father of young children myself, I so much admire…

Paul Dickov

I had never heard of Encephalitis. It is one of those illnesses that hardly anyone knows anything about. I have since come to understand just how vital this charity is, and when they asked…

Andrew ‘Freddy’ Flintoff

It is wonderful to be part of such an incredible charity. Everybody associated with it works tirelessly to raise awareness and as…

Joe Hart

I’m proud to support the terrific work of the Eden Dora Trust – providing invaluable help for children and families…

Emily Maitlis

I was stunned when I was first told and had never heard of the illness. Then I started asking around and found quite a few people …

Paul Wait

I am delighted to be a patron of the Eden Dora Trust and to hopefully be a small part of creating more awareness of…

Damian Williams



It’s #actionforbraininjuryweek and we are joining
@HeadwayUK in this year’s campaign “A Life Re-written”!
Brain Injury can affect anyone at anytime, radically altering lives, plans, life goals & everything that was 'meant to be'! 🧠💙

#ABIWeek #ABIWeek2024 #Encephalitis #ABI

Anxiety is a common issue following an Acquired Brain Injury, and is a frequent discussion point for our young experts.

It is important to be aware of the signs of anxiety in yourself and others to provide the necessary support and care!

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #ABI

A huge thank-you to all those that joined us for the PDF Spring Dinner last night, kindly hosted by @RathbonesGroup.

The evening provided a great opportunity to catch up with faces old and new, and we were delighted to meet and hear more about @EdenDoraTrust.

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