about us

Inclusive, accessible, and fun opportunities for children with disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their families.

Daytrippers was an independent charity established in 2003 with the mission of funding day trips and delivering large-scale bespoke events (find out more here).

Before closing in 2021, the charity restructured in 2018 and renamed Daytrippers Foundation, to become a grant-giving organisation. We believed every child has the right to a happy and thriving childhood. Our aim was to fund opportunities for children, young people and families to explore, learn, develop, and achieve.  UK special schools, children’s hospices, hospitals, charities, and not-for-profit organisations all were eligable for grants.

Grants programmes:

  • Day Trips – Groups enjoyed great days out, such as trips to theme parks, outdoor activity centres, zoos, beaches and theatre performances.
  • Events & Workshops – Organisations were awarded up to £3,000 to develop inclusive events, therapy sessions and workshops.
  • Legacy – Organisations were invited to apply for up to £10,000 towards innovative project ideas which aimed to make a long-term difference to the lives of children and their families.

Challenge perceptions. Promote inclusive fun for all. Get creative.

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our team
& trustees

Keeley Williams Foundation Manager

Keeley re-joined the Daytrippers team as the Foundation Manager in March 2016. She brought over a decade  of experience of working with children, young people and families in the community and public sectors.


Leila Talmadge Chair of Trustees

Leila helped Daytrippers grow over the years injecting a bit of creativity into our events and had a firm eye on the budgets to ensure funds are best placed to give the most value. Leila is Dyslexic and Neurodivergent.


Jonny Berman Trustee & Founder

Jonny founded Daytrippers in 2003 as he wanted to build not just an effective but also an efficient charity. He wanted all young people to have access to the same great experiences that were available to him as a child.


Simon Shulman Trustee

After volunteering with Daytrippers at our Pan-Disability Football Tournament, Simon became hooked and was appointed as a Trustee in the summer of 2014. Simon brought a creative input specialising in creative branding and marketing solutions.