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If it hadn’t been for Chestnut House, we would’ve had to sleep in the car or make a two hour journey every day.

If it hadn’t been for Chestnut House, we would’ve had to sleep in the car or make a two hour journey every day.

News   •   Oct 30, 2018 23:35 GMT

Meet the Jones family, who were supported at Acorn House. Little Jenson was starved of oxygen at birth and needed specialist treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Katie and Jay share their experience with us in support of our Christmas appeal, My Christmas Wish.

This time last year things didn’t look good for Noah, but this Christmas he is thriving and we will be celebrating at home with close friends and family.

This time last year things didn’t look good for Noah, but this Christmas he is thriving and we will be celebrating at home with close friends and family.

News   •   Oct 30, 2018 23:05 GMT

Mum Tina shares her experience of what its like to have a child in hospital over Christmas as part of our appeal. It costs £13,230 for us to run our ten 'Homes from Home' over the Christmas period to support families like Tina and Noah.

Every time I walked through the front door at Acorn House and was greeted by Abi I relaxed and knew that, whilst we chatted, I would feel normal.

Every time I walked through the front door at Acorn House and was greeted by Abi I relaxed and knew that, whilst we chatted, I would feel normal.

News   •   Oct 30, 2018 12:27 GMT

A devoted Dad, Ryan Mathewson, has shared his experience of staying in both Chestnut and Acorn Houses on multiple occasions whilst his son William has received lifesaving treatment at both The Rosie and Addenbrooke’s.

The Sick Children’s Trust to benefit from BGL Make a Difference Fund

The Sick Children’s Trust to benefit from BGL Make a Difference Fund

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 15:29 BST

BGL Group, a leading digital distributor of insurance and household financial services, to support families with children in hospital

Having two babies in two different hospitals was a nightmare, but at least staying in Acorn House meant I could be right there with one of them.

Having two babies in two different hospitals was a nightmare, but at least staying in Acorn House meant I could be right there with one of them.

News   •   Oct 22, 2018 16:45 BST

Steph Elderton and her husband, Mark, were left terrified when their six week old identical twin boys, Reece and Luca, were diagnosed with bronchiolitis and admitted to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in January. In a bid to save Luca’s life the decision was made to transfer him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for specialist treatment. During this time we supported Steph in Acorn House.

I coped with my daughter being in hospital by talking to others at Acorn House.

I coped with my daughter being in hospital by talking to others at Acorn House.

News   •   Oct 22, 2018 09:40 BST

Annabelle is turning one year old in November and over the course of the last year has been in and out of hospital. When Annabelle was four months old she was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital as her intestine had folded in on itself. During her treatment in Cambridge we supported her parents at Acorn House.

For families like ours to have somewhere as comforting and convenient as Eckersley House to stay is a godsend when you have a seriously ill child in hospital.

For families like ours to have somewhere as comforting and convenient as Eckersley House to stay is a godsend when you have a seriously ill child in hospital.

News   •   Oct 18, 2018 12:38 BST

Rupert was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis and an atrial septal defect when he was just a few months old. After this his condition was monitored closely by a specialist team, but his parents were told he would need surgery when he was older. Earlier this year Rupert underwent that surgery and, whilst he recovered from the successful operation, his parents were supported in Eckersley House.

Not knowing what the future holds is tough, but we will get there, one day at a time.

Not knowing what the future holds is tough, but we will get there, one day at a time.

News   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:36 BST

Alayna Bateson spent the first six months of her life in hospital, three of which were spent in Leeds Children’s Hospital. After a month the family moved into Eckersley House. Once there they were able to be together as a family and Sophie and Jezz's little boys loved the playroom, whilst a few of Alayna's parents' considerable worries were alleviated.

Parents of boy born with half a heart back charity's Pyjama Party campaign

Parents of boy born with half a heart back charity's Pyjama Party campaign

News   •   Oct 17, 2018 11:55 BST

Claire and Alex, from Hemel Hempstead, are asking people to get involved with The Sick Children’s Trust’s Pyjama Party campaign to help the charity support more families, like theirs, when their child is seriously ill in hospital.

I will never forget that the charity held out a hand for me and helped me back onto my feet when I needed it the most.

I will never forget that the charity held out a hand for me and helped me back onto my feet when I needed it the most.

News   •   Oct 16, 2018 12:13 BST

We supported Mum Stacey and Dad George at Guilford Street House when ten week old Charlie George needed treatment for a range of viruses and infections. We are delighted that Charlie George is now home and doing well.

Wanted: the nation's jazziest pair of jammies

Wanted: the nation's jazziest pair of jammies

Blog posts   •   Oct 11, 2018 17:10 BST

The Sick Children’s Trust has launched a nationwide search to find the person who owns the jazziest jammies. From checks to stripes or even polka dots…if there are patterns on your pyjamas, we want to know about it!

Those two weeks that Quinn was in hospital were very long and very tough, but having a room in Eckersley House made all the difference

Those two weeks that Quinn was in hospital were very long and very tough, but having a room in Eckersley House made all the difference

News   •   Oct 11, 2018 12:01 BST

Paige stayed with The Sick Children's Trust for two weeks at Eckersley House when Quinn was rushed back into hospital shortly after being born and required an emergency transfer to Leeds Children’s Hospital from Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Working in partnership with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Working in partnership with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2018 17:44 BST

Our 'Home from Home' support for families with children being treated in hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Pop on your Pyjamas to raise money for seriously ill children in hospital!

Pop on your Pyjamas to raise money for seriously ill children in hospital!

Blog posts   •   Oct 10, 2018 10:47 BST

Children's Presenter and celebrity ambassador Jen Pringle shares how you can join in the Pyjama Party fun!

Sheffield chemotherapy nurse wins Hays Nurse Of The Year title

Sheffield chemotherapy nurse wins Hays Nurse Of The Year title

News   •   Oct 08, 2018 13:12 BST

Jayne was named Hays Healthcare Nurse of the Year and as a result nominated The Sick Children's Trust as her chosen charity to donate £1,000 to.

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018

Press Releases   •   Oct 04, 2018 15:05 BST

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place 9 to 15 October. During this time, families from all over the world commemorate the lives of their babies and share memories of the all too brief time they had together.

Eckersley House is a great friend to have.

Eckersley House is a great friend to have.

News   •   Sep 27, 2018 10:23 BST

We're celebrating 25 years of supporting families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at St James's Hospital and Leeds Children's Hospital. Linda Bastiman and her son Chris share their experience of how Eckersley House helped them in 2006.

Mum training hard for first half marathon to thank charity who helped her family

Mum training hard for first half marathon to thank charity who helped her family

News   •   Sep 24, 2018 12:43 BST

Paula Hunter and her sister-in-law, Bev Hunter, are preparing to embark on the iconic Royal Parks Half Marathon on 14 October, which takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks and raise at least £700 for The Sick Children's Trust. They are taking on the challenge as thanks for the charity's support after Paula's daughter, Lily, was born seriously unwell and needed lifesaving treatment.

Thousands raised for charity in memory of football fan Emily

Thousands raised for charity in memory of football fan Emily

News   •   Sep 21, 2018 12:37 BST

The parents of Emily Pattison, who tragically passed away just days before receiving her GCSE results, are thanking friends and family who attended her funeral and made generous donations amounting to £2,400 for Scott House. Lorna and Kevin were supported at the 'Home from Home' in Newcastle, which meant they were never more than a few minutes from their daughter's hospital bedside.

British actor named as official ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust

British actor named as official ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Sep 17, 2018 09:59 BST

Actor Tim Downie has officially been named as an ambassador for The Sick Children's Trust following years of support.