Hamelin Trust

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£1 does amazing things

Hamelin Trust is an Essex based Charity, founded 40 years ago by two families raising children with learning disabilities. They wanted to provide life enriching support that was not readily available, affordable or easy to access, for families just like them.

Hamelin Trust want young people and adults with learning disabilities to lead healthy, happy and fulfilling lives, and provide support that allows Mum and Dad to be Mum and Dad.

This insight sits at the heart of what they do.

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They currently run a home in Wickford for 5 people with profound and multiple disabilities: supporting every aspect of their lives from personal care to cooking and eating, taking medication and trips into the local community.

The Rochford site ‘Gowlands’ hosts a Hydrotherapy pool that aids rehabilitation and the management of lifelong disabilities and health conditions, as well as the 9-bed residential holiday setting and the ‘Roots and Shoots’ horticultural training project which aims to provide life skills and the promotion of positive mental and physical wellbeing.

The Trust’s ‘Community Support’ services are based in Billericay but provide people with life skills training and access to fun activities across Mid and South Essex.

Hamelin Trust also deliver a befriending and mentoring scheme across Chelmsford and Braintree districts, matching people with learning disabilities and autism with people who share their passions or can teach them skills.


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Did you know

From your very first game, you will be helping Hamelin Trust to raise vital funds, some examples of what your contribution could pay for are:


could fund an hour of care for a person with profound and multiple disabilities, giving their family respite from caring responsibilities.


could fund a full day of training for a person with autism; supporting them to develop the skills to live independently.


could run the Hydrotherapy pool for an hour, supporting 4 people to manage their rehabilitation or long-term health conditions.


could fund a 2-night supported holiday at ‘Gowlands’; giving a person with significant disabilities the chance to experience new things and their family the opportunity to focus on taking care of themselves.

How to play

Each entry to the draw costs £1. Our draws are run every week of the year, usually on a Friday. You can either set up a subscription to provide your chosen charity with a regular and reliable income, every week of the year, or you can play as and when you want to, whatever suits you best!

  • Step 1

    Choose how many weekly entries you want to play. It’s only £1 per play!

  • Step 2

    Provide your payment details. Direct Debit or Debit Card.

  • Step 3

    Sit back and wait to see if you have won. You can also check online after every draw!

Registered Charity Number: 1004432 www.hamelintrust.org.uk