Charities

Elaine continues to support several charities that are very close to her heart. She is President of the Dan Maskell Tennis Trust, and Vice President of The Children’s Trust and works closely with a wide range of charities. Follow the links below to find out more.


Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity raising funds for people with disabilities who play tennis. Formed in 1997 and named after the late Dan Maskell “The Voice of Wimbledon” who was passionate about rehabilitation through sport. Tennis is great fun for all, whether playing socially with friends or at an elite level. It truly is a sport that can be enjoyed regardless of age or ability. What is exciting and of special interest to us, is that tennis is also highly accessible to disabled people.

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The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. The Children’s Trust runs a range of specialist care, education and therapy services for children and young people from across the UK, including the UK’s largest rehabilitation centre for children with acquired brain injury (ABI).

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The Lady Taverners indoor schools and outdoor clubs girls’ cricket competitions provide opportunities for girls to get into cricket. These opportunities to play were provided at both informal and competitive levels with a progression pathway to local clubs and development programmes.

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Family For Every Child is an alliance of organisations from around the world with a unique understanding of the challenges of children and families in today’s communities. The vision is a world where every child can grow up in a permanent, safe and caring family. The charity works to achieve this vision through a global network of national civil society organisations that mobilises knowledge, skills and resources. The charity also supports temporary, quality alternative care where needed.

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Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers in every corner of Britain to support those in need, in hospital and in the community. Through the gift of voluntary service, our volunteers provide much-needed support for over-stretched public services and for people as they age. Our volunteers work at scale in the NHS, freeing up NHS staff to dedicate more time to patient care, and within communities to give practical help and support to people as they age.

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Breast Cancer Now is a UK charity providing world-class research and life-changing care for people affected by breast cancer. We are steered by world-class research and powered by life-changing care. We’re here for anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

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Lupus Trust (previously St Thomas Lupus Trust) was set up in 1991 to fund vital research into lupus and provide information on lupus. Since then, we have worked tirelessly with nursing staff, clinical research teams, patients and those who care for friends or family with Lupus. Our aim is simple – we ultimately want to find a cure and in the meantime advance the treatment of lupus.

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Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice help’s families make every precious moment count. We do this by providing clinical, practical and emotional support to babies, children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families living in North and Central London and Hertsmere.

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Support Dogs are a charity that provide, train and support specialist assistance dog partnerships to increase the independence and quality of life for those affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disability

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Creating new woodland is at the heart of what we do at the Woodland Trust. We mobilise communities, landowners and volunteers to get trees in the ground, and aim to plant a tree for every person in the UK.

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Smile Train has supported more cleft surgeries than other global cleft charities. Smile Train has always championed partnering directly with local hospitals to strengthen health systems and empower local medical professionals to offer surgical services and comprehensive cleft care to children in their own communities.

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