About us What we do What we do Cherry Trees is a charity providing exceptional home-from-home, specialist short-break respite visits for children and young adults aged 0-19 with a range of complex disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments. Founded in 1980 by a group of parents and doctors, Cherry Trees is a lifeline for the families of more than 100 children and young people who are regularly cared for here, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or a longer stay. Cherry Trees is a unique place, providing professional care in a safe, stimulating and fun environment, where every child is valued for who they are. It is a community that is dedicated to children and young people, enabling them to spend time with friends and enjoy new experiences and opportunities, while their families have a much needed break from care themselves. We look to provide bursary support to new and existing families on a financial and circumstantial basis. Cherry Trees is the key charitable supplier of short-break respite care in Surrey offering 24 hour support 7 days a week for 48 weeks of the year to children from Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex and West London. Cherry Trees supports every child's stay with voluntary income. We need your support.