Who we are Welcome to Reedham Children's Trust We provide life-changing help and support to some of the most vulnerable children in our country and we are delighted to introduce you to our charity. Reedham Children's Trust has been helping children for more than 170 years. We've adapted our services as times have changed always seeking the most innovative ways to meet the needs of vulnerable children. We began as one of the first orphanages for fatherless children, developed into a residential school in 1950, and since the closing of the school in 1980 we have offered a unique grants programme supporting vulnerable children with their care and education at boarding schools. Every penny donated to us is spent directly on helping children. A boarding school placement, within our ongoing support programme, can literally transform a child's life.