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One year old Zariah receives lifesaving donor heart after seven month wait

One year old Zariah receives lifesaving donor heart after seven month wait

News   •   Jan 19, 2018 15:53 GMT

Leeander and Zariah feature in Sunday's BBC Lifeline appeal presented by Michael Crawford CBE. Zariah was diagnosed with heart failure and needed a lifesaving donor heart to survive. Shortly after filming for BBC Lifeline, Leeander received the call she had been waiting for.

Parents share story of daughter’s heart battle in BBC Lifeline appeal

Parents share story of daughter’s heart battle in BBC Lifeline appeal

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 12:59 GMT

Darcie-May, along with her parents Nathan and Zara, will feature in Sunday's BBC Lifeline appeal to raise awareness and money for The Sick Children's Trust.

Because of Scott House we can share every hour of every day together and be a family.

Because of Scott House we can share every hour of every day together and be a family.

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 12:56 GMT

Darcie-May was born with a serious heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome . For the first seven months of her life she was treated at Freeman Hospital and during this time we supported her family at Scott 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.

Mother sets five stone weight loss goal to raise money for charity

Mother sets five stone weight loss goal to raise money for charity

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 09:00 GMT

Caroline Wilkinson is half way towards her five stone weight loss goal and fundraising charity to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her family in Scott House whilst her daughter Abigail recovered from open heart surgery

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

News   •   Nov 27, 2017 14:25 GMT

Abby was born with two serious heart conditions - pulmonary stenosis (PS) and an atrial septal defect (ASD), but was almost two years old when she underwent open heart surgery and her parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House.

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

News   •   Nov 22, 2017 12:36 GMT

On Saturday 2 December, The Sick Children's Trust's North East Fundraising Committee will welcome guests to its fourth annual Snowflake Ball to raise money for the charity's 'Homes from Home' in Newcastle.

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 14:36 GMT

This year's Snowflake Ball is on the horizon and we are excited to welcome guests once again to Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel.

Uncle’s tireless fundraising misson in memory of Hope raises over £1,200

Uncle’s tireless fundraising misson in memory of Hope raises over £1,200

News   •   Nov 09, 2017 17:01 GMT

A loving uncle, Allen Winter-Moore, is on a fundraising mission for The Sick Children's Trust in memory of baby Hope

As far as we could in a strange city, we felt at home at Crawford House and normal life could go on.

As far as we could in a strange city, we felt at home at Crawford House and normal life could go on.

News   •   Nov 07, 2017 15:29 GMT

Siobhan was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was born and at the age of 15 had to undergo a lung transplant. For this, Siobhan and her family had to fly over to England from Ireland for specialist treatment at The Royal Victoria Infirmary and for the transplant at Freeman Hospital. We supported her family at Crawford and Scott Houses.

We know just how important a change in the law would be to families with children waiting for a lifesaving organ donor.

We know just how important a change in the law would be to families with children waiting for a lifesaving organ donor.

Blog posts   •   Oct 05, 2017 13:28 BST

We are thrilled to hear that Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she will look at changing the law to an opt-out organ donation system, similar to that already in effect in Wales.

Scott House reassured me that I wasn’t alone.

Scott House reassured me that I wasn’t alone.

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 09:02 BST

At six months old Peter was diagnosed with a heart condition and was flown over to Ireland to Newcastle upon Tyne for a lifesaving heart transplant.

Friends organise fundraiser to say thanks to the sick children’s trust for supporting their families

Friends organise fundraiser to say thanks to the sick children’s trust for supporting their families

News   •   Sep 30, 2017 11:46 BST

Friends John Borthwick and Kelly Smith, from Middlesbrough, are organising an 80’s night as thanks to the charity for supporting them in free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation when their children required lifesaving hospital treatment.

Boy who underwent major heart surgery raises £1250 for charity that supported family

Boy who underwent major heart surgery raises £1250 for charity that supported family

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 16:15 BST

Ronnie underwent major heart surgery earlier this year but was back playing football within weeks! He decided that over the summer holidays he wanted to raise money to thank us for keeping his family by his side at Scott House.

Loving dad cycles ‘a journey of a lifetime’ in memory of daughter Hope

Loving dad cycles ‘a journey of a lifetime’ in memory of daughter Hope

News   •   Aug 16, 2017 13:24 BST

Michael Winter, 29, and two friends, Daniel Corkhill and Callum McCombe, cycled 130 miles from West Cumberland Hospital to Freeman Hospital in Newcastle last month in memory of Michael’s daughter Hope, who tragically died at just six months old.

We got the call. The call we’d been waiting for. A heart was available for our son.

We got the call. The call we’d been waiting for. A heart was available for our son.

News   •   Aug 01, 2017 12:20 BST

When Hasnath was three years old he became seriously unwell and was diagnosed with heart failure. He was immediately put on the heart transplant list and while he waited we supported his family in Scott House.

Local man puts on running shoes to raise money for charity

Local man puts on running shoes to raise money for charity

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2017 11:00 BST

David Rez, 37, will be taking on this year's Great North Run to fundraise for The Sick Children's Trust.

Brothers organise obstacle course at nursery to say thank you to charity which kept them together

Brothers organise obstacle course at nursery to say thank you to charity which kept them together

News   •   Jul 25, 2017 12:02 BST

Two brothers have raised £1,230 to say thank you to The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting their family when two year-old Ethan was seriously ill in hospital, miles away from their home in Darlington.

Harry takes on fundraising challenge as brother Max waits for lifesaving donor heart

Harry takes on fundraising challenge as brother Max waits for lifesaving donor heart

News   •   Jun 28, 2017 09:53 BST

Harry is preparing to do a 5km sponsored run this weekend to raise money for Scott House as thanks for supporting his family while brother Max waits for a life-saving heart in Newcaslte's Freeman Hospital.

After such a long drive or long day on the ward, it is so comforting to know that there is somewhere we can go.

After such a long drive or long day on the ward, it is so comforting to know that there is somewhere we can go.

News   •   Jun 26, 2017 11:33 BST

Max is currently at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital waiting for a life-saving donor heart. Home is over 180 miles away in Cheshire, but he is able to have his family with him as we are supporting them at Scott House.