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Alexander starts school just months after undergoing fifth surgery

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.

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

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

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.

Father of sick toddler tackles Great North Run for charity

Father of sick toddler tackles Great North Run for charity

News   •   Jul 26, 2018 18:16 BST

Steven Saunderson, 46, is taking on the Great North Run on Sunday 9 September to support The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which kept him by his 19-month-old son Murdo’s hospital bedside throughout months of treatment.

Miracle survivor takes on Great North Run - again!

Miracle survivor takes on Great North Run - again!

News   •   Jul 26, 2018 14:07 BST

A South Shields man who survived being hit by a bus at just 11 years old is taking on the Great North Run for the second time on Sunday 9 September for The Sick Children’s Trust.

Our daughter had to undergo a surgery that, to our knowledge, no child in her situation had ever had. But thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust, we could be right by her side.

Our daughter had to undergo a surgery that, to our knowledge, no child in her situation had ever had. But thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust, we could be right by her side.

News   •   Jul 25, 2018 16:01 BST

By the time Evie was four years old, she'd already undergone several open heart surgeries. She was due another, but doctors at her local hospital decided it was too risky. Thankfully, a specialist at Freeman Hospital decided that the operation could go ahead. During this time, we supported Evie's parents at Scott House.

Grateful dad turns Total Warrior to raise cash for children’s charity

Grateful dad turns Total Warrior to raise cash for children’s charity

News   •   Jul 24, 2018 15:08 BST

Dad David, 32, experienced every parent’s worst nightmare as he watched on helplessly when his son, Archie, was born not breathing and his little body was resuscitated. We supported David when his son was transferred to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary at Crawford House.

Dad to take on monumental 271-mile three day cycle challenge to Paris to thank The Sick Children's Trust

Dad to take on monumental 271-mile three day cycle challenge to Paris to thank The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Jul 23, 2018 11:00 BST

A devoted Dad, Russell Cooper, is taking on an epic cycle challenge to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported him and his fiancé Kelly at Acorn House whilst their baby boy received lifesaving treatment in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Grateful dad battles obstacle course to raise cash for The Sick Children’s Trust

Grateful dad battles obstacle course to raise cash for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 19, 2018 17:26 BST

Paul Edwards, from Redcar, was supported when his month old daughter was rushed to Freeman Hospital was she was diagnosed with a heart condition in which her heart beats incredibly fast, suddenly. He’s just raised £1,200 for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for supporting him at Scott House when she was taken ill. Thankfully she is now thriving and inspired him to take on a total warrior!

Raise a glass with actress Anita Dobson while raising money for children’s charity

Raise a glass with actress Anita Dobson while raising money for children’s charity

News   •   Jul 16, 2018 15:17 BST

Join the Cambridge Fundraising Committee on Thursday 26 July for a special luncheon with Anita Dobson.

York man on fundraising mission to thank charity for nearly two decades of support

York man on fundraising mission to thank charity for nearly two decades of support

News   •   Jul 10, 2018 10:40 BST

Josh spent the majority of his youth receiving treatment in St James's University Hospital in Leeds. During this time, we supported his family at Eckersley House. Now, the 26 year old is on a mission to raise vital funds to support more families with 'Home from Home' accommodation.

Soprano Christina Johnston named as ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust

Soprano Christina Johnston named as ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 09, 2018 16:01 BST

Soprano Christina Johnston has been named as an ambassador for The Sick Children's Trust.

Nathan’s Extravaganza raises over £5,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust, The J’s Hospice and The David Randall Foundation

Nathan’s Extravaganza raises over £5,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust, The J’s Hospice and The David Randall Foundation

News   •   Jun 26, 2018 12:28 BST

A birthday party to celebrate a young man's 21st birthday has raised over £5,000 for The Sick Children's Trust and two other charities close to his heart.

Magnolia House was really important to us, especially when we tirelessly hoped Rorie would continue to battle on and prove doctors wrong.
Parents of little boy born with life-threatening condition raise over £14,000 to thank charities close to their hearts

Parents of little boy born with life-threatening condition raise over £14,000 to thank charities close to their hearts

News   •   Jun 19, 2018 14:50 BST

Shay's parents recently held a fundraising event and raised over £14,000 as thanks for supporting them with free 'Home from Home' accommodation in Cambridge.

Local Mum of boy who was born seriously ill back charity's Big Chocolate Tea campaign

Local Mum of boy who was born seriously ill back charity's Big Chocolate Tea campaign

News   •   Jun 18, 2018 11:21 BST

Mum Emily recently held a Big Chocolate Tea party for The Sick Children's Trust to thank the charity for supporting her family when her son, Jude, required lifesaving treatment at a specialist hospital over 90 miles away from their family home.

Renowned actor Michael Crawford CBE sets new date to visit The Guildhall Cambridge in exclusive event for The Sick Children’s Trust

Renowned actor Michael Crawford CBE sets new date to visit The Guildhall Cambridge in exclusive event for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jun 12, 2018 16:31 BST

A new date has been announced for 'An audience with Michael Crawford' taking place at The Guildhall in Cambridge.

Dad and friends raise £3241 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for support

Dad and friends raise £3241 to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for support

News   •   Jun 06, 2018 14:42 BST

Rorie's parents, along with their friends, have raised over £3,200 for Magnolia House as thanks for supporting them when Rorie needed brain surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight weeks whilst Oscar was in hospital. When we were going through hell they provided us with some sense of normality.

The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight weeks whilst Oscar was in hospital. When we were going through hell they provided us with some sense of normality.

News   •   Jun 05, 2018 13:03 BST

Oscar was diagnosed with encephalitis, an uncommon but serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed in February this year and he was transferred by emergency to Sheffield Children's Hospital for lifesaving treatment. Once there we gave his Mum and Dad free 'Home from Home' accommodation at both Magnolia and Treetop Houses for eight weeks until he was discharged home.