HRH The Duchess Of Edinburgh GCVO celebrated Brainwave’s 40th anniversary in Bridgwater, Somerset on 9 November 2022.

Sophie Wessex met with children and young people who have benefitted from Brainwave’s unique therapy programmes including Olivia from Chester and Maddy from Somerset.

As well as a tour of the Therapy centre, Sophie visited the Retail Centre where she met some of the fantastic volunteers and give awards to those who have given up their time for more than a decade to raise valuable funds for children around the UK.

CEO at Brainwave, Keith Sinclair said: “It’s an incredible honour to have the HRH The Duchess Of Edinburgh as President of our charity and we’re delighted that she was able to celebrate our 40th year with us all here today where it all began. It’s been an incredibly difficult time for us as a charity and the many families we support, over the past few years and we’re very grateful to all our supporters and Ambassadors who are walking alongside us on our journey to help more children reach their potential.”

Brainwave supports children with disabilities and additional needs including cerebral palsy, autism, developmental delay, Sensory Processing difficulties and Down’s syndrome and wants to reach more families that would benefit from their support. We also support children with no diagnosis at all and can assist families in accessing their services through a means-tested fund.

Brainwave believes in a world where every child with disabilities reaches their potential. Our multidisciplinary team of therapists take the time to fully assess each individual child and their family’s needs in the relaxed, fun, and friendly atmosphere of our fully equipped Therapy Centre, through home visits, outreach hubs and virtually via Brainwave Online. We develop a structured and bespoke Therapy Programme which fits in with family life and helps children achieve greater independence. With your support, We can achieve life changing outcomes for even more children and families.