Dad's penalty marathon challenge for charity that help him close to son's hospital bedside

News   •   Sep 13, 2019 12:28 BST

A Rotherham dad and his childhood friend are taking on a marathon football challenge to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust to thank the charity for supporting his family while his son was in hospital. Andy Watson will be attempting to take 1,000 penalty kicks in 12 hours against his childhood friend, Jake Lee, in the hope to raise £3,000.

At Eckersley House, you’re not alone. And that’s what makes it priceless to me.

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 17:00 BST

Last year, Amy Inman donated a kidney to her daughter, Flo. Flo was born with a range of complex birth defects which meant countless nights in Leeds Children's Hospital. Her family have been supported by Eckersley House on five occasions, with it become a 'Home from Home' for Amy, Dickie and Flo's sister, Tilly.

Without the support The Sick Children’s Trust gave us, we would’ve missed many of our son’s first moments as well as key moments in Esme’s life.

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 09:00 BST

Esme's parents and brother Kelyn spent 11.5 months at Rainbow House while she waited on the heart transplant list. Rainbow House became a 'Home from Home' to them all, giving them one less thing to worry about while they waited for a call to say a heart had become available.

Because of Eckersley House I could be near my sick daughter while I recovered from donating part of my liver to her

News   •   Sep 05, 2019 09:00 BST

When Patricia was three months old she was diagnosed with a tumour in her liver. Despite chemotherapy to shrink the tumour, Patricia needed a full liver transplant. Her mum, Sophie, was a suitable match and earlier this year donated part of her liver. We supported Andrew and Sophie at Eckerlsey House.

Parents of little girl whose heart was restarted on fundraising mission for charity

News   •   Sep 04, 2019 09:00 BST

Ian and Jen are taking part in this year's Great North Run to raise money for us to say thanks for supporting them at Scott House.

Parents of little girl who received lifesaving donor heart encourage families to talk about organ donation

News   •   Sep 03, 2019 10:00 BST

Ross and Lyanne were supported at Scott House when their daughter, Ehryn, needed a heart transplant. Ehryn has just started P6 and is living life to the full - playing violin, horse-riding and aspires to work in an Ice Cream truck!

Family put on glitzy ball in support of charities who saved son’s life

News   •   Sep 02, 2019 16:03 BST

A Suffolk family have come together with friends to organise a black-tie event to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, all of which supported them when their son suffered a freak accident.

If you do one thing today, speak to your family about organ donation.

News   •   Sep 02, 2019 10:30 BST

The Sick Children's Trust is once again supporting Organ Donation Week which takes place from today until Sunday. As a charity, we support lots of families with children waiting for an organ transplant and we promise to continue to be there for them, giving so they can be together

Local charity worker recognised as unsung hero in the happy list 2019

News   •   Aug 27, 2019 13:30 BST

Acorn and Chestnut House Manager, Abi Abdel-aal, has been recognised in The Independent Happy List 2019 for her dedication and commitment to families with seriously ill children at The Rosie and Addenbrooke's Hospitals.

Inspiring friends and family get ready for Great North Run to raise money in Miley’s memory

News   •   Aug 15, 2019 12:27 BST

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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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