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Supporting the mental health
of seriously ill children and their families

Supporting the mental health
of seriously ill children and their families

 

“When our darling little Ella Jayne was in Intensive Care for four months, we witnessed first-hand the unmet need for emotional and psychological support for both children and their loved ones. If the mounting trauma of having or being a seriously ill child isn’t properly processed with professional help, it can have devastating consequences in the long term. The Murray Parish Trust exists because it is vital there is help at hand for these families in their darkest hours.”

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The Murray Parish Trust

Our Vision

At The Murray Parish Trust, we believe that every child with a serious illness, along with their family, should have access to the mental health and emotional support they need so they can embrace a brighter and more joyful future.

Our Mission

The Murray Parish Trust exists because children experiencing serious illness are three times more likely to struggle with their mental health. Childhoods are overshadowed by coming to terms with diagnosis, hospital visits, treatment and feeling different. By improving access to specialist, imaginative and empowering support for children and their families across the UK, at the earliest possible moment, these children can go on to lead happy and fulfilling lives.  

 

A New Chapter

Our new mission is inspired by our founding motivation. Our first ever project was a three-year pilot to provide a psychologist in Southampton’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit after Jim and Sarah saw a desperate need for emotional support for children and their  families. It was so successful that the NHS funded the role and replicated it nationwide. From 2024, our renewed focus is on projects which support the mental health of seriously ill children and their families across the UK.

Easter Trail at Highclere castle

Hop along to the Easter Trail

Saturday 6th April We are returning to the beautiful Highclere Castle for another year of Easter Egg hunting!

Glam Rock Odd Ball 2023 attendees in themed costume

The Odd Ball raises over £36,000

Our big 2023 event raised over £36,000 on the night with over 200 guests donning their sequins and platforms in support of children’s healthcare

Holywell Bluebell Walk

Stepping Stones

Find out more about our 2024 project in collaboration with Hampshire Cultural Trust, supporting children’s mental health through art

Our Current Appeals

Nic Joly art raises over £20,000

The beautiful ‘We Can Be Heroes’ design has now raised over £20,000 for Murray Parish Trust and NHS Charities Together!

Easter Trail at Highclere castle

The Bluebell Walk is back for 2024!

Join us at Holywell Estate this April for a glorious weekend of wandering through the beautiful bluebells

Mobile Gaming Carts

Mobile Gaming Carts arrive at SCH

Three gaming carts have now officially arrived at Southampton Children’s Hospital, helping to support the mental health of young patients on the wards

iMRI Suite Appeal

We are delighted to announce that our fundraising campaign for a new intra-operative MRI (iMRI) scanner suite at Southampton Hospital (SCH) has been successful! Working in partnership with University Hospital Southampton, we’ve raised the funding needed to build and equip the new suite, which should be fully operational by the autumn of 2024.

#2MillionSteps appeal

We did it!

In November 2018, The Murray Parish Trust in partnership with Southampton Hospital Charity announced that we had raised the £2million needed to build a dedicated and world-class Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department at University Hospital Southampton, providing care for children across the South.

 

 

Join Sarah and Jim as they take you on a tour of the amazing new Children’s Emergency & Trauma Department at University Hospital Southampton.

News & Events

 Here is the latest News from The Murray Parish Trust and our Events Calendar.

Golf & Gourmet: 10 Year Celebration at Goodwood Estate

Celebrate 10 Years of The Murray Parish Trust with Golf & Gourmet Join us for an unforgettable day of sport, entertainment and philanthropy as we celebrate a decade of The Murray Parish Trust at our inaugural Golf & Gourmet event. This exciting occasion will...

Bluebell Walk 2024 at the Holywell Estate

Bluebell Walk 2024 at the Holywell Estate

The Holywell Estate will once again be opening to the public on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of April for our popular Bluebell Walk, by kind permission of the Earl & Countess of Clarendon. Join The Murray Parish Trust for a unique opportunity to enjoy the...

Nic Joly’s artwork ‘We Can Be Heroes’ raises over £20k so far!

Nic Joly’s artwork ‘We Can Be Heroes’ raises over £20k so far!

We are thrilled to announce that renowned sculptor Nic Joly has unveiled his latest work, created to help raise much-needed funds for The Murray Parish Trust & NHS Charities Together. The limited edition piece, which will go on display at Castle Fine Art galleries across the UK, is called ‘We Can Be Heroes’, and carries the message “Who Cares Wins”; a play on words of the famous SAS motto Who Dares Wins.

Upcoming Events

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SHOPPING ONLINE? HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP RAISE FUNDS

Sign up to easyfundraising and see your favourite brands donate to the cause you care about whenever you shop with them. Choose Murray Parish Trust as your charity to support us while you shop!

Buy your cards for any occasion using Making A Difference Cards and help The Murray Parish Trust. Choose any design, customise your message/text upload your own photos or even send a video message!

Thank you to all our amazing partners

2020 Directory of Social Change Awards

In January 2020, we were delighted to be awarded runner up in the Everybody Benefits Long Term category at the Directory of Social Change (DSC) Awards 2020. The DSC founded in 1974, is a national charity which supports an independent voluntary sector through campaigning, training, funding information and publications, helping thousands of organisations achieve their aims.

 

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