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Closed 12/31/2019




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Somerset Community Foundation

Hidden Needs Trust

Founded and run by Rachel Goodfellow. We're fundraising for specialist pre-school education groups in Dorset and Somerset
Closed on 12/31/2019
Charity Registration No: 1094446

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I set up Hidden Needs Trust in Sept 2014 to raise 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. Alongside raising awareness of the groups I have spent the last three years fundraising for them through the Hidden Needs Trust, including an annual personal sponsored challenge.

2015: Despite breaking my neck 12 weeks earlier I ran 7 marathons in 7 days, then in

2016: I took on 27 marathons in 26 days.

2017: I ran 65 miles in 12 hours finishing at the Sherborne Summer Festival. An invitation to the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in 2017 was a wonderful surprise, what an honour and privilege to be invited as Hidden Needs Trust.

2018, I competed against para-athlete Ebony Court in a sports wheelchair marathon, completing the challenge in 43 minutes 40 seconds. Ebony attended Yeovil Opportunity Group as a child, and through their early support went on to compete as a sprint wheelchair athlete, thrower and tennis player. HNT wheelchair sponsored by Simply Advice (www.simplyadvice.co.uk )

2019: This years physical challenge has yet to be finalised but will certainly be my biggest challenge to date.

I welcome fundraisers who are willing to arrange their own challenges, or who can organise fundraising events/activities in their local area for Hidden Needs Trust.

Please contact to share your ideas and to add your own challenge on to the Hidden Needs Trust JustGiving page.



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Tom Hall

1 month ago

in support of the forthcoming concert and the awesome work you and others do.


+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Mike McL

1 month ago

Towards some seats for the Take That concert


John McBeath

1 month ago

Please put this towards the ‘À Night of Take That’ on 11th January 2020 at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil.


+ £25 Gift Aid

Rosaleen Bryson

7 months ago



11 months ago


+ £5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Somerset Community Foundation
Somerset Community Foundation

We have been providing a simpler and more effective way for donors to make a lasting difference in Somerset since 2002. By working together with individuals, families and businesses we increase the impact of local philanthropy, creating more vibrant and inclusive communities in our county.

Charity Registration No: 1094446


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Hidden Needs Trust

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