Brave boy starting school after kidney removal

News   •   Aug 14, 2018 10:57 BST

A four year old boy who has undergone five lifesaving operations, including a kidney removal in January this year, is excited to be going to school this September!

Boy who beat two life-threatening conditions starts secondary school this September

News   •   Aug 13, 2018 14:47 BST

Niall Manning, from Lincoln, who overcame meningitis and heart failure at just six years old is preparing to start secondary school this September.

​Mum runs for charity that supported her following near-fatal house fire

News   •   Aug 12, 2018 16:02 BST

Nineteen years ago, we supported Jackie's family when her son was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after their house set on fire. Now Jackie is taking on the Great North Run to raise money for us.

Twin survives heart surgery to start school this September!

News   •   Aug 10, 2018 13:51 BST

A twin who has undergone two major heart surgeries since he was born is excited to start school for the very first time this September with his brother.

Mum of tiny girl to hold ‘Stay and Play’ event in Chelmsford to fundraise for charity

News   •   Aug 09, 2018 10:45 BST

For the second year in a row, Philippa Rabbits is organising a fundraising event as thanks for supporting her and her partner, Matt, in Acorn House whilst their daughter needed emergency surgery.

In the minutes after William arrived, Dan and I watched on helplessly, as doctors and nurses battled to establish an airway so our baby could breathe

News   •   Aug 07, 2018 09:30 BST

When mum, Anita, became unwell with tummy ache just 23 weeks into her pregnancy she didn’t think she was going into labour. However, within hours, she gave birth to William. Baby William didn’t breathe for 30 minutes although he had a heartbeat, meaning the doctors had to try to resuscitate him. By some miracle, they were able to intubate him and he was transferred to RLCH for treatment.

Alexander starts school just months after undergoing fifth surgery

News   •   Aug 06, 2018 13:16 BST

Alexander recently graduated from nursery and is now ready to start primary school just months after undergoing his fifth surgery.

I had even considered sleeping in a sleeping bag in the park nearby just to be close to my son, so I was very glad that Rainbow House had room for us.

News   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:22 BST

When one year old Dexter had a life threatening lump in his chest that required a complex operation, we supported his parents Tom and Lucy at Rainbow House for four days. Tom talks about how having a 'Home from Home' meant that both he and Lucy could be by Dexter's bedside during a difficult time.

We honestly believe that because Noah could stay at Eckersley House and be there for his brother, Riley’s recovery was so much quicker

News   •   Jul 31, 2018 15:29 BST

Parents Chris and Wendy Watkins talk about how Eckersley House kept them by their son Riley's bedside, but also how having a 'Home from Home' meant that Riley was hardly separated from his twin, Noah.

Dad’s 300km cycle challenge in memory of son’s brave battle

News   •   Jul 30, 2018 12:16 BST

On Saturday 11 August, Dad Jaydan will be cycling 300km in 20 hours to thank The Sick Children's Trust for keeping his family together while his son, Rio, underwent numerous operations and procedures during his short life. He hopes to raise £750 in his son's memory.

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Sep 03, 09:30 - 18:00 BST
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01 Nov 18:30

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Nov 01 - Jul 17
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