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From baker to marathon runner: Becs takes on 26.2 miles to raise money to keep families together

From baker to marathon runner: Becs takes on 26.2 miles to raise money to keep families together

News   •   Jan 13, 2018 08:17 GMT

Becs Hurst is joining #TeamSCT to raise money in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon. Becs has been supporting us since 2015, helping to raise awareness and fund for Big Chocolate Tea and most recently taken part in Vitality 10,000.

Our President Michael Crawford CBE presents this month’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of The Sick Children’s Trust

Our President Michael Crawford CBE presents this month’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 12, 2018 15:06 GMT

Find out all about our BBC Lifeline Appeal. Michael Crawford CBE visits our 'Homes from Home' to help raise awareness of The Sick Children's Trust.

When Alfie was born he was so tiny he weighed little more than half a bag of sugar

When Alfie was born he was so tiny he weighed little more than half a bag of sugar

News   •   Jan 08, 2018 14:27 GMT

The parents of Alfie Knight, who was born weighing just 545 grams, were given a room at Eckersley House for over ten weeks whilst he received life-saving treatment in Leeds General Infirmary

Parents of seriously premature baby girl fundraise for The Sick Children’s Trust

Parents of seriously premature baby girl fundraise for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 03, 2018 09:00 GMT

Laura and Chris Penfold are on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported them when baby Willow was born 13 weeks early and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 16:46 GMT

We supported Ivy's parents when she was flown from Malta to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery.

Jamie’s Peddars Way 46 mile walk.

Jamie’s Peddars Way 46 mile walk.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 10:28 GMT

Jamie recently completed a three day trek which raised £1,600 for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for supporting his family when he was in Addenbrooke's Hospital nine years ago.

The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.

The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.

News   •   Dec 24, 2017 15:06 GMT

Baby Willow was born on 28 December 2016 at just 27 weeks old. Now the Penfold family are getting ready to celebrate her first Christmas after a tumultuous start to the year.

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

News   •   Dec 24, 2017 12:49 GMT

Freddie is a baby boy who was born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and oesophageal atresia (OA), which meant the lower part of his food pipe was connected to his wind pipe. As a result he underwent his first corrective operation at only 24 hours old. The Sick Children’s Trust supported his family at Magnolia House whilst Freddie was being treated in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Alex and I owe Dr. Mary Barraclough everything. Without her, Henry would not be here today.

Alex and I owe Dr. Mary Barraclough everything. Without her, Henry would not be here today.

News   •   Dec 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

Henry, was diagnosed with leukaemia back in September. Having been transferred to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) for lifesaving treatment, his family were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust. Fortunately Henry has made it home in time for Christmas, and although he is still undergoing treatment as an outpatient, is excitedly getting ready to celebrate with his family.

We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history

We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history

News   •   Dec 22, 2017 12:04 GMT

Tessa Evans was born with an incredibly rare facial anomaly called arhinia, which means she has no nose. It is an extremely rare condition, with 47 reported cases in the history of modern medicine to this day. When she was born her parents were told she was one in 500 million, although since then the odds have gone down to one in 20 million.

Keyline Colchester helps children’s charity park toy cars

Keyline Colchester helps children’s charity park toy cars

Press Releases   •   Dec 21, 2017 18:30 GMT

​The Colchester branch of Keyline was delighted to donate materials to The Sick Children’s Trust to enable the charity to build a shelter for outdoor toys kept at Acorn House.

Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior

Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior

News   •   Dec 21, 2017 10:16 GMT

Ellie, was just six weeks old when doctors diagnosed her with a rare congenital heart condition. Just two days later, Ellie took a turn for the worse, and was rushed into theatre at Freeman Hospital. Whilst she recovered from the operation her parents stayed at Scott House, along with Ellie’s older sister, Izzy.

Family support The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’

Family support The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’

News   •   Dec 19, 2017 12:50 GMT

Alexander Morris' family have donated £210 to our Christmas appeal, bringing us closer to our target of £13,140, enough to keep our ten 'Homes from Home' running over the festive period!

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.