Shaping the future of children’s healthcare

Driving innovation in children’s healthcare to save more lives

Shaping the future of children’s healthcare

Driving innovation in children’s healthcare to save more lives

The Murray Parish Trust

Our Vision

To drive innovation in children’s healthcare in order to save more lives and give children the very best chance to thrive.

Our Mission

We support projects which advance and enhance children’s healthcare and mental health support, in hospitals across central southern England, beyond that which is possible through NHS funding. We also back innovative children’s health-related projects in our local community across central southern England which promise to make a real and lasting difference.


Focus on children’s mental health

During 2023 and beyond, The Murray Parish Trust is focusing on children’s mental health, fundraising to deliver projects which aim to improve early and innovative interventions.

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.

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.

Hop along to the Highclere Egg Trail this April! (RESCHEDULED)

Hop along to the Highclere Egg Trail this April! (RESCHEDULED)

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 27TH APRIL 2024 DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS  We are thrilled to be returning to Highclere Castle, the home of Downton Abbey, this April for their annual Easter Trail! Join us on Saturday 27th April from 10am until...

Upcoming Events

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27apr10:00 am2:30 pmEaster Trail at Highclere Castle (RESCHEDULED)Follow the trail for a fun filled family Easter event!

27apr(apr 27)10:00 am28(apr 28)3:00 pmBluebell Walk 2024Enjoy the fabulous display of Spring Bluebells at the Holywell Estate in Swanmore, Hampshire.


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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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