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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.

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.

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.

Local primary school make a difference for The Sick Children’s Trust

Local primary school make a difference for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 21, 2017 14:25 BST

Year Four pupils from a Leeds primary school have raised £1,470.89 this year for The Sick Children’s Trust as part of the nationwide Make a Difference Challenge.

Taylor Wimpey supports families with seriously ill children in hospital in Yorkshire

Taylor Wimpey supports families with seriously ill children in hospital in Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2017 09:53 BST

Property developers Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire have selected The Sick Children's Trust as its charity of the year and recently held a ball which raised £3,000.

She was our baby and here for a reason. We were determined to do whatever necessary to give her a fighting chance.

She was our baby and here for a reason. We were determined to do whatever necessary to give her a fighting chance.

News   •   Apr 04, 2017 09:13 BST

When Lisa and her partner Buba found out they were expecting a baby girl they were overjoyed. Their excitement turned to fear when a scan detected that their baby had a serious heart defect and might not make it. If she survived the pregnancy, she would require lifesaving surgery just hours after birth at Leeds General Infirmary.

Parents Of Little Girl Not Expected To Survive Back Charity’s Big Chocolate Tea Campaign

Parents Of Little Girl Not Expected To Survive Back Charity’s Big Chocolate Tea Campaign

News   •   Apr 04, 2017 09:00 BST

Lisa Thompkins and Buba Jallow are calling on others to support Big Chocolate Tea after we supported them in Eckersley House. Read how their daughter defied doctors expectations.

We were back in LGI, once again desperately fearing for our son’s life, but Eckersley House helped us through it.

We were back in LGI, once again desperately fearing for our son’s life, but Eckersley House helped us through it.

News   •   Jan 04, 2017 09:00 GMT

When Marcus was four years old, he the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with a condition called abdominal aortic aneurysm. Thankfully, he overcame it but seven years later, he was admitted back to hospital, fighting for life once again. During his time at Leeds General Infirmary, his parents - Sarah and Paul - were supported at Eckersley House.

Hospital can be a very lonely place, and it makes a huge difference for a child to have their family close by.

Hospital can be a very lonely place, and it makes a huge difference for a child to have their family close by.

News   •   Dec 31, 2016 09:37 GMT

Connor was treated in Leeds General Infirmary following a stoke, during this time his family were supported at Eckersley House.

One week to go: Parents of girl born weighing half a bag of sugar show support for charity

One week to go: Parents of girl born weighing half a bag of sugar show support for charity

News   •   Oct 10, 2016 15:39 BST

With just one week to go until the launch of Pyjama Party, Kirsty and Ben are asking you to join in the fun and get involved with Pyjama Party.