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Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped

Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped

News   •   Dec 18, 2017 14:42 GMT

Zac Keith was born with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy in January 2013 at just 29 weeks. His parents were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust after he was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital. 2017 has been a tough year for Zac, who has been in and out of hospital and once again his family have been supported by the charity on three separate occasions.

"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."

"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."

News   •   Dec 14, 2017 13:02 GMT

Albie’s parents knew he would need lifesaving surgery soon after birth and had heard about the work of The Sick Children’s Trust. Their baby spent over three weeks recovering in hospital and during this time the charity supported his family at Eckersley House. And as thank you, Albie and his family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust first ever Christmas appeal!

Parents thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ by backing its first ever Christmas appeal

Parents thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ by backing its first ever Christmas appeal

News   •   Dec 13, 2017 13:20 GMT

Edward's parents are supporting The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a 'Home from Home' at Stevenson House.

The Sick Children’s Trust announces soprano Margaret Keys as official charity ambassador

The Sick Children’s Trust announces soprano Margaret Keys as official charity ambassador

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 15:27 GMT

The Sick Children's Trust is delighted to announce Irish Classical Soprano Margaret Keys as an official charity ambassador.

Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital

Family support charity’s Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’ when their baby was seriously ill in hospital

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 11:59 GMT

At a week old, Chace underwent major surgery to remove 40cm of his bowel as a result of necrotising enterocolitis. We supported his family at Magnolia House on two occasions and now his family are encouraging others to donate £30 to our Christmas appeal, to give another family a 'Home from Home'.

All I want for Christmas is a big family Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is a big family Christmas!

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 12:19 GMT

At just seven weeks old Kobi became seriously ill and was diagnosed with multiple heart conditions, which led to him spending his first Christmas in Leeds General Infirmary. The Sick Children’s Trust has supported Kobi’s family at Eckersley House since his first admission. As a thank you, Kobi's family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust’s first ever Christmas appeal!

QBE leaves a trail of glitter and festive cheer

QBE leaves a trail of glitter and festive cheer

News   •   Dec 10, 2017 10:46 GMT

We were delighted to welcome QBE volunteers to our London 'Homes from Home' earlier this week. The volunteers kindly decorated every house, cooked for the families and left Christmas hampers for them all.

All They Want for Christmas…

All They Want for Christmas…

News   •   Dec 09, 2017 14:34 GMT

Sick Children's Trust Celebrity Ambassador Sian Welby is asking you to donate £30 this Christmas to give a family a 'Home from Home' this Christmas.

Grandad embarks on multiple challenges to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Grandad embarks on multiple challenges to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Dec 07, 2017 17:00 GMT

Martyn Large is dreaming up at least a hundred challenges to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust, who have given his daughter a 'Home from Home' at Scott House whilst little Ellie has been receiving treatment in hospital.

Being able to make your seriously ill child their favourite meal before an operation is what makes the ‘Homes from Home’ so special.

Being able to make your seriously ill child their favourite meal before an operation is what makes the ‘Homes from Home’ so special.

News   •   Dec 07, 2017 11:02 GMT

Just after his fifth birthday, James was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. Since then James has undergone chemotherapy and attended The Royal London Hospital where he had to have his eye removed. The SIck Children's Trust has supported James' family at Stevenson House during this time. And as a thank you, James and his family have joined in our first ever Christmas appeal!

Mother sets five stone weight loss goal to raise money for charity

Mother sets five stone weight loss goal to raise money for charity

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 09:00 GMT

Caroline Wilkinson is half way towards her five stone weight loss goal and fundraising charity to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her family in Scott House whilst her daughter Abigail recovered from open heart surgery

Grateful grandmother raises £285 for The Sick Children's Trust

Grateful grandmother raises £285 for The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 11:35 GMT

A devoted grandmother, Jeanne Cookson, has raised £285 for The Sick Children's Trust after we gave her daughter and son-in-law free accommodation at Eckersley House after their baby son was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary.

Ana Figueiredo - staff Q&A

Ana Figueiredo - staff Q&A

Blog posts   •   Nov 28, 2017 13:53 GMT

Meet Ana Figueiredo - Office Administrator at Head Office in London.

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

News   •   Nov 27, 2017 14:25 GMT

Abby was born with two serious heart conditions - pulmonary stenosis (PS) and an atrial septal defect (ASD), but was almost two years old when she underwent open heart surgery and her parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House.

Sam’s Story

Sam’s Story

News   •   Nov 24, 2017 11:41 GMT

Stuart and Amanda's son, Samuel, passed away eight years ago during which time they were supported at Acorn House. To help cope with their grief, the couple have both written books. 25% of the profit from the sale of Sam's Story, which is available to buy on Amazon, is being donated to The Sick Children's Trust.

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

News   •   Nov 22, 2017 12:36 GMT

On Saturday 2 December, The Sick Children's Trust's North East Fundraising Committee will welcome guests to its fourth annual Snowflake Ball to raise money for the charity's 'Homes from Home' in Newcastle.

Even though we didn’t feel like celebrating, we were able to be together as a family over Christmas, just minutes from our baby boy

Even though we didn’t feel like celebrating, we were able to be together as a family over Christmas, just minutes from our baby boy

News   •   Nov 22, 2017 10:00 GMT

Less than 48 hours after taking their baby boy home, Jane and Simon Careless were back in hospital, standing back and watching their new-born, George, undergo countless scans and X-rays. Doctors diagnosed him with Hirschsprung's disease and he was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for urgent treatment. We have given his family a ‘Home from Home' each time he has been in hospital.

Dad walks marathon and raises £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust who supported them after birth of baby son

Dad walks marathon and raises £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust who supported them after birth of baby son

News   •   Nov 21, 2017 10:32 GMT

Richard Cheung has raised £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported his family at both Magnolia and Treetop House whilst baby Noah was receiving treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Mum and colleagues wear pyjamas at work to raise money for charity

Mum and colleagues wear pyjamas at work to raise money for charity

News   •   Nov 20, 2017 08:00 GMT

A grateful mum has held a pyjama party in her workplace and raised money for The Sick Children's Trust after she stayed with us at both Treetop and Magnolia House when her baby boy was seriously ill

Daisy and I could spend some time together, at a place we could cook and have a good night’s rest night before her appointments.

Daisy and I could spend some time together, at a place we could cook and have a good night’s rest night before her appointments.

News   •   Nov 17, 2017 10:41 GMT

At just 12 months old, Daisy was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma. Throughout her whole life she has been in and out of specialist hospitals in the UK and in Canada. During her treatment at The Royal London Hospital, we supported her family at Stevenson House.