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The Children’s Trust launched new campaign MyBrave at their annual Easter Fair

The Children’s Trust launched new campaign MyBrave at their annual Easter Fair

Actress Emily Carey launched a new fundraising campaign, #MyBrave, at The Children’s Trust Easter Fair in Tadworth on Saturday 15 April. The event, which raised over £10,000, pushed Emily out of her comfort zone by challenging her to confront her fears, as part of the campaign which calls for supporters to do something brave to help raise money for children with brain injury.

Known for her role as Grace in Casualty (BBC 1) and set to appear in the forthcoming film Wonder Woman, Carey took on a series of #MyBrave challenges which were open to the 2,000 members of the public who attended the event. The challenges included climbing a 24ft climbing wall, a claustrophobic cave experience, holding a creepy crawly and putting her hand in mystery ‘brave boxes’ which were made by children at the rehabilitation centre.

The 13 year old actress who plays the young Diana Prince in the forthcoming Warner Brothers film, said: “I first became involved with The Children’s Trust when researching for the part of Grace Beauchamp in Casualty, Grace was to be involved in an accident and acquire a severe brain injury. I visited The Children’s Trust to meet families affected by brain injury and I was humbled by their strength and bravery. I am delighted to be able to support the charity in its work and be part of #MyBrave. Taking on a personal challenge to help raise money means everyone wins…”

Every year more than 40,000 children in the UK are left with a life-changing brain injury as a result of an accident or illness. Specialist rehabilitation provided by The Children’s Trust gives these children the best chance at recovery.

The Children’s Trust wants you to take on a challenge, and raise money for children with brain injury live the best life possible. Whether it’s a sponsored swim, abseil, or something totally unique to you. Find your brave, visit www.mybrave.co.uk for inspiration.