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Trusts and Foundations

The financial support of Charitable Trusts and Foundations is crucial to help fulfil the vision and mission of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation is the only UK charity that seeks to find treatment and cures for childhood liver disease. Our pioneering medical research and awareness raising campaigns have helped thousands of children whom only a few years ago, may not have survived.

Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Since 1980, Children’s Liver Disease Foundation has been supporting children and families affected by childhood liver disease. This work would not be possible without the support and generosity of charitable organisations, helping us to continue to undertake life-changing projects, and meet vital core costs.

View our latest set of audited accounts and annual report for further information.

Here are some of the projects we currently require funding for:


Supporting families is a key activity for CLDF.  The Clinics and Wards programme offers face to face emotional support for children, young people and families during all stages of their child’s condition from pre-diagnosis to bereavement to alleviate loneliness and isolation.

This service is designed to empower families to take control of their lives and for the young people to achieve their full potential.  Meeting the families and young people in the clinics is an important opportunity to help the families achieve a new form of normality in their lives.  Our support also continues once the families get home and are on their own, helping them deal with issues as they arise and also enabling them to take a proactive approach. It also provides an opportunity to access useful information resources, and learn more about CLDF and our work on understanding and preventing childhood liver disease.

Family Weekends

CLDF currently supports more than 4,000 families from across the UK, all of whom are at a different stage in the journey of their child’s illness and need varying levels of support. Due to the wide geographical spread of families affected by childhood liver disease, it is difficult for them to meet others in a similar situation. Many families feel isolated and sometimes lack the confidence to raise all of their concerns with medical professionals.

The Family Weekend provides a unique opportunity for families to meet one another in a friendly and supportive environment. In addition, families are able to share their solutions, thereby enhancing parental feelings of self-worth and confidence.

Residential Projects

CLDF also offers a number of residentials for children affected by liver disease such as CLDF Breakaway (formerly Closer to the Edge) and Wild Camp. Annual projects like these allow children to meet others with liver conditions and develop bonds whilst having lots of fun.

If you are a Trustee of a Charitable Trust or Foundation and would like to know more about our strategic work or provide project funding to help more children and families affected by childhood liver disease, please email or call Joanna on +44 (0)121 212 6002.