Leweston School Dragon Boat Team will be racing in aid of the Hidden Needs Trust @ Sherborne Country Fair 30th May
Please give your support: go along, cheer them on and donate your support

Do you enjoy fundraising?  

Looking for a good cause to support in 2016?

If so look no further the Hidden Needs Trust will welcome your support. Just contact Rachel via the contacts page share your idea and become a HNT fundraiser via HNT's "Just Giving page".


Registered Charity Number 1094446

Help SEN Kids and Sponsor a Day on Rachel's Epic Run

Be seen by thousands!

£100 min sponsorship to have your name on Rachel's T shirt and on the HNT website. 

 Remember to give that little extra help by claiming Gift Aid on donations.

Donations credited to Hidden Needs Trust @
Somerset Community Foundation 


Text HNTS15 £10 to 70070 to donate £10  (or enter your preferred £ donation amount)  to HNT and help make a difference to the lives of Special Needs Children

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Message from Rachel...

The Hidden Needs Trust has become a huge success, with followers from all over the UK supporting the work of the Dorset and Somerset Opportunity Groups.

After all the hard work over the past year of creating awareness of the needs of the SEN pre-school children and their families, I now need to move this forwards and really raise the vital funds required whilst still creating more awareness!  


In order to achieve this, I have now linked the Hidden Needs Trust with Somerset Community Foundation who manage funds on behalf of local charities/voluntary organisations. SCF will also be proactive in promoting HNT through their networking with other fundraisers, businesses etc. 



Rachel is accepting donations on behalf of the Hidden Needs Trust in support of children with Special Educational Needs. 

The beneficiaries of funds raised last year and during 2016 will be the opportunity groups based in Yeovil, Taunton, Dorchester and Blandford.       

My name is Rachel Goodfellow and I have set up the Hidden Needs Trust to raise funds and awareness of the vital work that the Opportunity Groups in Dorset and Somerset provide. These groups support pre-school children with special needs and their families in a safe and stimulating environment.

It is our belief that all children should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in a happy and play-centered environment. We are commited to the themes, principles and objectives of the Early Years Foundation stage.We have lovely spacious buildings, good sized play rooms, computer rooms, outside play areas and wonderful multi-sensory rooms for babies and children who benefit from a specialist environment. Some of the groups are fortunate to have their own minibus which enables the trained staff and therapists to take the children out for fun, stimulating activities. For many of the children they can only access these additional trips whilst at the groups.

However, in order for the Opportunity groups to continue they each need to find in excess of £30,000 per annum through fundraising and through grants.

I am asking for your support and participation in my important fundraising events for the Hidden Needs Trust raising money for the Dorset and Somerset Opportunity groups...as you will see from the Events Diary, 'Epic Run 2015' and Photo Gallery pages a lot has been going on, INCLUDING my 200+ mile Epic Run around Dorset in June 2015.

See the Events Diary for details of future events which are being added and updated regularly...Including my ‘Epic Run 2016’ around the south west….26 marathons in 26 days!!!!

Thank you,


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