The Jemima Layzell Trust

Share on



The Jemima Layzell Trust helps the provision of treatment and care of young people suffering as a result of brain injury, whilst also raising awareness and educating the public on the risk and impact of brain injury.


Funds would meet towards the enormous need of providing physical and neurological rehab facilities to children living here in the UK after suffering life-changing injuries to the brain. 

Update - Grant Provided by One Kind Act   5th March 2018

A grant of £25,000 was made to assist with the support and provision of specialist equipment requested by various trusts to detect the early detection of strokes in young children, to encourage children with brain injury to interact whilst developing motor skills. Also provision of specialist beds, baths and supportive chairs to support the well-being of children at the same time providing opportunities for recovery.


Jemima was helping set up for her mum's birthday party.  She was excited and happy, setting up chairs, when she suddenly screamed in agony and collapsed.  Jemima had suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm and died four days later in hospital. 

A family friend was killed in a car accident just weeks before which led to a conversation by young Jemima about organ donation.  In death, Jemima saved the lives of 8 people and restored the sight of 3 more.  She holds the UK record of organ recipients.  She was 13 years old.

Despite their devastation, her parents ensured Jemima leaves a proud legacy.  The Jemima Layzell Trust helps fund the provision of treatment and care for young people suffering from brain injury.  They also encourage organ donation.  Funds raised are spent on specialist equipment for children who are unable to afford the treatment following brain trauma.  Advised by professionals they judge each case individually and provide the most suitable equipment required, improving the quality of lives beyond measure.

One Kind Act granted them £25,000 towards various elements of equipment and treatment.

About One Kind Act

One Kind Act Change Communities and lives of others globally who suffer as a result of Poverty of Health, Nutrition and Education and may have Fallen Through The Net of the larger charities. Learn More here


Be the first one to comment.

Leave a Comment

Please Login to comment.