Lottie has defied everyone’s expectations to make it home in time for Christmas. We couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to introduce our greatest gift to all our friends and family.

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 16:46 GMT

Please see the attached family story. Kim and her partner, Jamie, were terrified when they were told their unborn baby had duodenal atresia, which meant that a portion of her small intestine was closed off. Lottie needed lifesaving surgery at Sheffield Children’s Hospital just hours after birth.

Without the charity’s help, finding a way to keep our family together would’ve been incredibly hard.

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 11:49 GMT

Harvey is looking forward to celebrating his first Christmas with his parents at home after a traumatic start to life. Emily and Chris, from Upper Cambourne, share their story in support of The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Appeal.

I had only just started to look pregnant when my baby girl arrived 106 days early. After spending four months in hospital we finally took her home this week just in time for Christmas.

News   •   Dec 10, 2018 16:08 GMT

Will and Vicky Simpson stayed with us at Stevenson House after Sophia was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing just 1lb 10oz. She overcame many challenges during the initial few weeks of her life and was transferred to Broomfield Hospital, closer to home, at just eight weeks old. Miraculously her parents took her home for the first time last Wednesday, which is where they will celebrate Christmas.

I’m so proud of my little heart warrior and can’t wait for our first Christmas at home as a family. But we’ll never forget The Sick Children’s Trust’s support at Christmastime last year.

News   •   Dec 10, 2018 12:40 GMT

Mum Stacey wasn't able to spend Christmas Day with her newborn daughter Olivia, but thanks to Scott House, Olivia's Dad was with her, ensuring that she didn't wake up on her first Christmas morning alone.

We can’t wait to celebrate a worry free Christmas with the twins this year, excited that in just a few months they will be welcoming their new baby brother or sister into the world!

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 16:19 GMT

Ruby Price went into labour just 23 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to from Southend Hospital to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge where she gave birth five days later. Leighton weighed 1lb 6oz and Lola only 1lb 2oz. Doctors warned the traumatised parents that there was a strong chance they would lose both babies. Miraculously, against all odds, they pulled through!

Grateful parents share story to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ at carol service

News   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:09 GMT

Mark and Poppy Dean will share their story to over 700 people at The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 12 December. Mark and Poppy were supported at Chestnut House when their son, David, was rushed to The Rosie Hospital at just a few hours old. The couple will join a celebrity line-up featuring Alan, Carr,

With the support of The Sick Children’s Trust, it’s possible for a child in hospital not to wake up alone on Christmas morning.

News   •   Nov 29, 2018 09:44 GMT

Jessica was born at just 27 weeks and spent nearly three months in hospital before she was discharged home – eight days before her due date. Her parents, Alison and William, were supported at Crawford House while Jessica was treated at newcastle's RVI..

When we were told our daughter might never walk again, we needed a space away from the hospital to come to terms with it.

News   •   Nov 29, 2018 09:34 GMT

Esmae suddenly became seriously ill just a week before Christmas and within days had lost movement in her entire body. She was diagnosed with a rare disease called transverse myelitis, which was causing inflammation of her spinal cord and swelling on her brain. Esmae spent the entire of Christmas in hospital, but didn’t wake up alone on Christmas morning because of Magnolia House.

If it wasn’t for Eckersley House, our hospital experience would’ve felt so different.

News   •   Nov 26, 2018 13:13 GMT

Imogen was born with a rare condition known as Poland syndrome, which effects very few children and is characterised by the webbing of the fingers and underdevelopment of chest muscle. As a result, Imogen has undergone two major surgeries at Leeds Children's Hospital during which time her parents have been supported at Eckersley House.

In the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was able to express and take milk up to Leo on the ward and would sit with him so he knew he wasn’t alone.

News   •   Nov 20, 2018 11:02 GMT

After a very long labour baby Leo suffered from a pneumothorax when he took his first breath. He required lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, an hour away from the family's home. His parents and older brother, Jenson, stayed in Chestnut House for five days whilst he recovered and Leo made it home when he was 12 days old. He turned one year old in May this year.

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About The Sick Childrens Trust

We're here, so you can be there.

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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