David Walliams OBE has been announced as Ambassador of The Children’s Trust.

The comedian, actor and children’s author has supported The Children’s Trust for several years, which was officially recognised today (January 8).

On Christmas Day he delighted everyone at the charity’s headquarters in Tadworth with a reading from his latest book – Bad Dad.

David said: “I am absolutely thrilled to become an Ambassador for The Children’s Trust. It’s a charity I care greatly about, and every time I visit I am struck by its warm, caring atmosphere and the dedication of its staff.

“The Children’s Trust is a very special place with incredibly inspiring young people. I feel very proud to be involved.”

The Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability, providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.

Dalton Leong, chief executive at The Children’s Trust, said: “We are truly honoured to have David’s support; he will be helping raise awareness of brain injury and our work supporting thousands of children every year.

“Over the past few years, David has generously given us a lot of his time, hosting fundraising events and reading to the children, which really brightens their spirits and helps with their rehabilitation.”