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If it wasn’t for Eckersley House, our hospital experience would’ve felt so different.

If it wasn’t for Eckersley House, our hospital experience would’ve felt so different.

News   •   Nov 26, 2018 13:13 GMT

Imogen was born with a rare condition known as Poland syndrome, which effects very few children and is characterised by the webbing of the fingers and underdevelopment of chest muscle. As a result, Imogen has undergone two major surgeries at Leeds Children's Hospital during which time her parents have been supported at Eckersley House.

For families like ours to have somewhere as comforting and convenient as Eckersley House to stay is a godsend when you have a seriously ill child in hospital.

For families like ours to have somewhere as comforting and convenient as Eckersley House to stay is a godsend when you have a seriously ill child in hospital.

News   •   Oct 18, 2018 12:38 BST

Rupert was diagnosed with pulmonary stenosis and an atrial septal defect when he was just a few months old. After this his condition was monitored closely by a specialist team, but his parents were told he would need surgery when he was older. Earlier this year Rupert underwent that surgery and, whilst he recovered from the successful operation, his parents were supported in Eckersley House.

Not knowing what the future holds is tough, but we will get there, one day at a time.

Not knowing what the future holds is tough, but we will get there, one day at a time.

News   •   Oct 18, 2018 09:36 BST

Alayna Bateson spent the first six months of her life in hospital, three of which were spent in Leeds Children’s Hospital. After a month the family moved into Eckersley House. Once there they were able to be together as a family and Sophie and Jezz's little boys loved the playroom, whilst a few of Alayna's parents' considerable worries were alleviated.

Those two weeks that Quinn was in hospital were very long and very tough, but having a room in Eckersley House made all the difference

Those two weeks that Quinn was in hospital were very long and very tough, but having a room in Eckersley House made all the difference

News   •   Oct 11, 2018 12:01 BST

Paige stayed with The Sick Children's Trust for two weeks at Eckersley House when Quinn was rushed back into hospital shortly after being born and required an emergency transfer to Leeds Children’s Hospital from Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Eckersley House is a great friend to have.

Eckersley House is a great friend to have.

News   •   Sep 27, 2018 10:23 BST

We're celebrating 25 years of supporting families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at St James's Hospital and Leeds Children's Hospital. Linda Bastiman and her son Chris share their experience of how Eckersley House helped them in 2006.

Father’s legacy helps keep 11,000 families with seriously ill children in hospital together

Father’s legacy helps keep 11,000 families with seriously ill children in hospital together

News   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:22 BST

For 25 years, The Sick Children's Trust has run Eckersley House, originally located at St James's University Hospital and currently at Leeds General Infirmary, supporting families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at Leeds Children's Hospital. Eckersley House was founded by the Eckersley family, following a bequest from Robert Eckersley.

Boy who beat two life-threatening conditions starts secondary school this September

Boy who beat two life-threatening conditions starts secondary school this September

News   •   Aug 13, 2018 14:47 BST

Niall Manning, from Lincoln, who overcame meningitis and heart failure at just six years old is preparing to start secondary school this September.

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.

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.

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!