Mum hosts ball to celebrate son’s 21st birthday and give back to charities close to her heart

News   •   Feb 23, 2018 16:14 GMT

Sue Cain is organising her second charity ball in aid of The Sick Children's Trust and two other charities close to her heart.


I can’t put in to words what it feels like to be told your two year old daughter has a life-threatening brain tumour. And that it’s growing so deep inside her head that they might not be able to remove it all.

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 09:00 GMT

Mum, Dani Spence, stayed with us at Magnolia and Treetop House whilst her daughter, Lacey, underwent lifesaving treatment to remove a brain tumour in Sheffield Children's Hospital. Fortunately Lacey is now out of hospital and recovering well. Here Dani tells her story.


Local butcher to run London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Feb 14, 2018 09:00 GMT

A grateful dad, Mark Dean, whose two year old son required emergency lifesaving treatment when he was born will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust after we gave him and his wife, Poppy, a room at Chestnut House whilst baby David was in The Rosie Hospital


Dad prepares to take on half marathon to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Feb 13, 2018 09:10 GMT

Next month, Tim will be running the Brentwood Half Marathon to raise money for us as thanks for supporting him and partner Victoria at Stevenson House in 2013 when their son Jack was born.


Having a room to stay in at Acorn House gave us a quiet place to be together and reflect on how lucky we had been.

News   •   Feb 12, 2018 11:36 GMT

Pollyanna's parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Acorn House after she underwent lifesaving surgery at just 12 weeks old.


There was a room for us at Stevenson House. I burst into tears. I was so relieved.

News   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:11 GMT

Charlie and Ross were supported at Stevenson House when their daughter, Eva, was born prematurely at 27 weeks.


Ella got a new heart after five months in Freeman Hospital. A lot of that time she was on life support and it felt like we were too, but getting a new heart finally brought my baby back to life.

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 14:56 GMT

Ella was just 11 months old when her heart began to fail. Six months later she underwent her first open heart surgery at Freeman Hospital in the hope that her heart could be repaired, but this wasn’t to be the case. It was decided her only chance of survival would be to have a heart transplant and her family began the agonizing wait.


No sooner had I given birth to my baby he was taken away from me for lifesaving treatment, it was heartbreaking.

News   •   Feb 07, 2018 09:33 GMT

Davey was born with a condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia – a birth defect causing a hole in the diaphragm, allowing the organs from the abdomen to move into the chest. While he was receiving specialist treatment at Leeds General Infirmary we supported his family at Eckersley House.


It was so nice to bring James over at dinner time so that we could all eat together and be as we would be at home.

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 09:04 GMT

James was involved in a motorbike accident in which the bike caught fire and was rushed to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary - an hour away from home. For the next nine weeks, his parents Claire and Louis along with James’ younger brother stayed at Crawford House, with family visiting and spending time there until he was well enough to be discharged home.


We had been told about Scott House but had not been expecting the level of comfort, not to mention how close it was to the hospital.

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 13:09 GMT

Olivia was born with Ebstein's anomaly, a rare heart condition which accounts for just 1% of congenital heart conditions. Since she was born, she has undergone specialist treatment at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, where we have supported her family in Crawford and Scott Houses.

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The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provides free, high-quality 'Home from Home' accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, for families with sick children in hospital in the UK.


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