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Edward Dent died aged seven years. Through the pain and grief of their loss his parents, Peter and Hilary Dent decided to try and help other families. Edward's Trust was set up in 1989 to fulfil that very personal mission.
Within two years of setting up the Trust, the first Edward House was opened in Stirling Road, Edgbaston. This provided accommodation for families whilst their child was receiving treatment at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Efforts were then focused on extending services to families who grieved the death of a child. As a result, our bereavement centre was opened in 1993.
Patrons perform a vital role for Edward's Trust, representing the charity whenever possible and doing what they can to help raise our profile and income by encouraging others to lend their support. We are extremely grateful for all their support.
The trustee role is an important one. Committed and conscientious trustees play an essential part in the proper running of Edward's Trust. Their role is to agree Edward's Trust's overall strategic direction, in line with its charitable objectives, and to scrutinise management functions delegated to the Chief Executive Officer.