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Dad prepares to take on Manchester marathon challenge to thank The Sick Children's Trust

Dad prepares to take on Manchester marathon challenge to thank The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   May 09, 2018 15:00 BST

Tom is on a fundraising mission as thanks for keeping his family together when his daughter, Agnes, needed lifesaving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).

Auntie hosts Big Chocolate Tea party to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’

Auntie hosts Big Chocolate Tea party to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’

News   •   May 09, 2018 09:30 BST

Helen's niece, Rio, was involved in a serious car accident which left her fighting for life in a hospital 50 miles away from home. During her time at Leeds General Infirmary and Sheffield CHildren's Hospital, we supported Rio's family with free 'Home from Home' accommodation.

I can safely say that the only reason we have managed to get through these past months with our sanity intact is because our family has been able to stay at Eckersley House run by The Sick Children’s Trust.

I can safely say that the only reason we have managed to get through these past months with our sanity intact is because our family has been able to stay at Eckersley House run by The Sick Children’s Trust.

News   •   Apr 26, 2018 12:30 BST

Leah, who was diagnosed with a rare liver disease shortly after she was born, has been receiving lifesaving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary over the past six months. Throughout this time her parents and two young siblings have been supported at Eckersley House. Here, her grateful father, tells their story.

Kayleigh’s story inspires local woman to donate wedding venue to charity

Kayleigh’s story inspires local woman to donate wedding venue to charity

News   •   Apr 24, 2018 14:17 BST

On Saturday 5 May, supporters are invited to join The Sick Children's Trust at Carlton Towers for afternoon tea. The event is being held in honour of a little girl called Kayleigh, whose family were supported at Eckersley House and whose story has inspired a Castleford businesswoman to donate her wedding venue.

Costcutter raise over £1,000 to support families with sick children in hospital with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation

Costcutter raise over £1,000 to support families with sick children in hospital with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2018 21:44 GMT

Costercutter Supermarkets Group has raised over £1,000 for The Sick Children's Trust to keep more families with seriously ill children together in free 'Home from Home' accommodation.

This was my second time being supported by The Sick Children’s Trust at Eckersley House and once again the charity proved to be a lifeline during a very stressful time.

This was my second time being supported by The Sick Children’s Trust at Eckersley House and once again the charity proved to be a lifeline during a very stressful time.

News   •   Mar 06, 2018 11:36 GMT

Adrian and his partner Emma stayed at Eckersley House whilst their newborn son, Aston, recovered from a lifesaving operation in LGI earlier this year. Aston was born with a huge 2kg tumour growing at the base of his tailbone. The horrified parents could not have been more grateful to The Sick Children's Trust when they were given a room and moved in before Aston's terrifying 11.5 hour operation.

If I hadn’t had a heart attack when Ellie-Marie’s older sister was born, I wouldn’t have given birth in a specialist paediatric hospital and it is unlikely Ellie-Marie would be here today

If I hadn’t had a heart attack when Ellie-Marie’s older sister was born, I wouldn’t have given birth in a specialist paediatric hospital and it is unlikely Ellie-Marie would be here today

News   •   Mar 01, 2018 19:05 GMT

Ellie-Marie had a very rocky start to life with doctors struggling for 45 minutes to establish an airway. Fortunately she was born at Leeds General Infirmary and the specialist team were able to save her. She spent months in hospital having been diagnosed with a rare condition, Pierre Robin Sequence and whilst she was receiving lifesaving treatment we supported her family at Eckersley House.

No sooner had I given birth to my baby he was taken away from me for lifesaving treatment, it was heartbreaking.

No sooner had I given birth to my baby he was taken away from me for lifesaving treatment, it was heartbreaking.

News   •   Feb 07, 2018 09:33 GMT

Davey was born with a condition called congenital diaphragmatic hernia – a birth defect causing a hole in the diaphragm, allowing the organs from the abdomen to move into the chest. While he was receiving specialist treatment at Leeds General Infirmary we supported his family at Eckersley House.

Since the stem cell transplant, Thomas’ immune system has developed and I can’t believe our little boy will be six at the end of January

Since the stem cell transplant, Thomas’ immune system has developed and I can’t believe our little boy will be six at the end of January

News   •   Jan 22, 2018 10:06 GMT

Thomas' parents stayed at both Eckersley and Crawford House when their baby son, Thomas, was seriously ill as a baby. Finally it was discovered that Thomas had a rare primary immune deficiency disorder meaning that he did not have the ability to generate antibodies needed to fight off infections and would require a stem cell transplant when a donor became available.

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

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.

"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!

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!

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.

Uncle attempts to break Guinness World Record to celebrate first birthday of miracle baby niece

Uncle attempts to break Guinness World Record to celebrate first birthday of miracle baby niece

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 18:59 GMT

Doncaster Rugby League player, Liam Welham, has applied to break the Guinness World Record for a continuous 24 hour jog to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust who supported his sister, Emily.

Family and friends take on fundraising mission for ten year old Amy

Family and friends take on fundraising mission for ten year old Amy

News   •   Nov 08, 2017 13:07 GMT

The friends and family of ten year old Amy Botham have raised £10,000 as thanks to Eckersley House for keeping her family right by her hospital bedside.

Parents of extremely premature baby boy are smashing their fundraising target for The Sick Children's Trust

Parents of extremely premature baby boy are smashing their fundraising target for The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Oct 26, 2017 16:23 BST

Charlotte and Lee Bradford are fundraising to thank The Sick Children's Trust for supporting them when their son, Thomas, was seriously unwell

Eckersley House Manager - Jane McHale Q&A

Eckersley House Manager - Jane McHale Q&A

Blog posts   •   Oct 16, 2017 09:31 BST

Meet ​Jane McHale - House Manager at Eckersley House in Leeds.

We can go and have a restful sleep, as we know we are so close to our son.

We can go and have a restful sleep, as we know we are so close to our son.

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 15:46 BST

James has a rare condition called lymphangiomatosis and needed specialist treatment at Leeds General Infirmary. We supported his parents at Eckersley House.

Ava survives liver transplant to attend school this August

Ava survives liver transplant to attend school this August

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2017 11:00 BST

​A little girl who underwent a liver transplant at just nine months old is packing her bag, putting on her shoes and heading to school for the first time this August.