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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.

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.

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.

Cancer survivor starts school

Cancer survivor starts school

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 09:01 BST

Ismael, who has battled with cancer since he was 16 months old, has started school the the first day. The little boy, who has now defeated leukaemia, wants to be a dinosaur when he grows up. Read his story and how we supported his family at Acorn 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.

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.

Cambridge Building Society kicks off fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust with Big Chocolate Tea

Cambridge Building Society kicks off fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust with Big Chocolate Tea

News   •   May 17, 2018 11:08 BST

The Sick Children's Trust has been selected as the Cambridge Building Society's Summer partnership and have kicked off their fundraising with a Big Chocolate Tea event and cooking in Acorn House.

The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.

The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.

News   •   Apr 03, 2018 12:24 BST

We supported Rhiannon and Zak in Chestnut House for three weeks when their daughter Luna was recovering from necrotising enterocolitis.. Luna has since battled pneumonia, been declared profoundly deaf and had stoma reversal surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. When the family returned to Cambridge for Luna’s second operation, Rhiannon and Zak stayed with us again at Acorn House.

Grateful dad to run London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Grateful dad to run London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:33 BST

Tom Fowler, who stayed with us at Acorn House along with his wife Gemma in 2010, is running this year's Virgin Money London Marathon for #TeamSCT and hopes to raise over £500 to thank The Sick Children's Trust for providing them with free 'Home from Home' accommodation when they needed it most.

Neighbour and friend of Lowings family to raise thousands in memory of teenager Harry

Neighbour and friend of Lowings family to raise thousands in memory of teenager Harry

News   •   Mar 20, 2018 09:00 GMT

Andrew Harvey, 43, from Bacton, is training five days a week to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon and raise £2,500 for The Sick Children’s Trust which supported his neighbours, Tracey and Gary Lowings, with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation while their son, Harry, battled for his life in two specialist hospitals miles away from home.

Having a room to stay in at Acorn House gave us a quiet place to be together and reflect on how lucky we had been.

Having a room to stay in at Acorn House gave us a quiet place to be together and reflect on how lucky we had been.

News   •   Feb 12, 2018 11:36 GMT

Pollyanna's parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Acorn House after she underwent lifesaving surgery at just 12 weeks old.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 10:30 GMT

Gemma Nelson is training to run the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in April to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her family at Acorn House.

Mum inspires nursery to organise pyjama party and raise money for charity

Mum inspires nursery to organise pyjama party and raise money for charity

News   •   Nov 14, 2017 08:00 GMT

Miriam Joy has encouraged her son's nursery to have a Pyjama Party and raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.

Mum of tiny baby girl to hold Psychic Night in Chelmsford to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust

Mum of tiny baby girl to hold Psychic Night in Chelmsford to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Oct 24, 2017 11:54 BST

Mum of tiny baby girl to host Psychic Night in Chelmsford to raise money for the charity as thanks for their support

Ryan’s story.

Ryan’s story.

News   •   Oct 16, 2017 12:40 BST

Vicki and Ian were supported at Acorn House when their son, Ryan, was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Devoted mum laces up trainers to say thank you to charity for supporting her family

Devoted mum laces up trainers to say thank you to charity for supporting her family

News   •   Sep 16, 2017 16:02 BST

Katrina was supported at Acorn House when her nine week old son was admitted there for lifesaving treatment. Henry, who is now four, is doing really well and to thank us for our support Katrina has joined #TeamSCT and is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon.