Charity Number 1187246

​ A very big THANK YOU to the Milborne Port Team of Johnsons Linen – Stalbridge   for supporting HNT via their local Community Initiative.   us/sustainability/our-communities/
 Their generous donation will go to providing continuing support to those under HNT’s banner.

Christmas 2023

 ​HNT was thrilled to be able to support Sherborne Primary and Sherborne Abbey Primary Schools with their Christmas Gift Box   Appeal again. 165 large Christmas Bags containing assorted toys, games and more were sourced from several kind donors to   go into the bags.
 Huge Thank You to:
 Midwest Stationers Sherborne, Yeatman Hospital Wards, Sherborne Abbey and all the HNT supporters for their kind donations.

 Huge Thank You also to Vineyards of Sherborne who donated a real 6ft Christmas tree which went to a Sherborne family     complete with a selection lights and decorations.
 This was just one family who received carloads of goods prior to the Christmas Festivities. This year it seemed that more   families were needing support, but this was not just around the Festive period! If you are downsizing, having a clear out or   wanting to donate good quality items, anything needed for a home, please do get in touch.

What a fantastic evening

with an amazing choir at

Sherborne Abbey​ -

Then onwards to

​The Cross Keys where the singing continued.

 Total Funds Raised


The monies have now been shared equally between the two charities,

Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles


Hidden Needs Trust

​A Big Thank You to all who supported.

Please help HNT to continue helping those affected by SEN by “Donating to HNT”     Your support is much appreciated.​​

September 2021

Rachel Goodfellow's Multi Marathon Challenge "46 Marathons in 46 Days" 

April 6th - May 21st 2023

funds raised for families with additional needs young people and for Rotary’s Charity Foundation.

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 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN), young people under the age of 25 with learning difficulties, their families, carers, and the specialist educational providers that support them in Dorset and Somerset.

 ​​A personal message from Rachel Goodfellow, Hidden Needs Trust Founder, Chair of Trustees and Fundraiser.

 Another year has flown by and as per usual HNT has been incredibly busy, mainly by delivering goods to families, schools, and securing funding through the help of   the Masons for a counsellor at Sherborne Primary School.

 Since the pandemic, the work that the school counsellor has done with the most vulnerable children and their families has been invaluable, students who were   initially struggling emotionally and   mentally being able to go on to be successful students at The Gryphon School.

 I have also been busy supporting other charities and charitable organisations with goods and promoting their work on a monthly radio programme on Abbey-104.

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Mike McLaughlin - "Given the Edge" in conversation with HNT's Founder Rachel Goodfellow​

December 2020