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Dad's penalty marathon challenge for charity that help him close to son's hospital bedside

Dad's penalty marathon challenge for charity that help him close to son's hospital bedside

News   •   Sep 13, 2019 12:28 BST

A Rotherham dad and his childhood friend are taking on a marathon football challenge to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust to thank the charity for supporting his family while his son was in hospital. Andy Watson will be attempting to take 1,000 penalty kicks in 12 hours against his childhood friend, Jake Lee, in the hope to raise £3,000.

At Eckersley House, you’re not alone. And that’s what makes it priceless to me.

At Eckersley House, you’re not alone. And that’s what makes it priceless to me.

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 17:00 BST

Last year, Amy Inman donated a kidney to her daughter, Flo. Flo was born with a range of complex birth defects which meant countless nights in Leeds Children's Hospital. Her family have been supported by Eckersley House on five occasions, with it become a 'Home from Home' for Amy, Dickie and Flo's sister, Tilly.

Without the support The Sick Children’s Trust gave us, we would’ve missed many of our son’s first moments as well as key moments in Esme’s life.

Without the support The Sick Children’s Trust gave us, we would’ve missed many of our son’s first moments as well as key moments in Esme’s life.

News   •   Sep 06, 2019 09:00 BST

Esme's parents and brother Kelyn spent 11.5 months at Rainbow House while she waited on the heart transplant list. Rainbow House became a 'Home from Home' to them all, giving them one less thing to worry about while they waited for a call to say a heart had become available.

Because of Eckersley House I could be near my sick daughter while I recovered from donating part of my liver to her

Because of Eckersley House I could be near my sick daughter while I recovered from donating part of my liver to her

News   •   Sep 05, 2019 09:00 BST

When Patricia was three months old she was diagnosed with a tumour in her liver. Despite chemotherapy to shrink the tumour, Patricia needed a full liver transplant. Her mum, Sophie, was a suitable match and earlier this year donated part of her liver. We supported Andrew and Sophie at Eckerlsey House.

Parents of little girl whose heart was restarted on fundraising mission for charity

Parents of little girl whose heart was restarted on fundraising mission for charity

News   •   Sep 04, 2019 09:00 BST

Ian and Jen are taking part in this year's Great North Run to raise money for us to say thanks for supporting them at Scott House.

Parents of little girl who received lifesaving donor heart encourage families to talk about organ donation

Parents of little girl who received lifesaving donor heart encourage families to talk about organ donation

News   •   Sep 03, 2019 10:00 BST

Ross and Lyanne were supported at Scott House when their daughter, Ehryn, needed a heart transplant. Ehryn has just started P6 and is living life to the full - playing violin, horse-riding and aspires to work in an Ice Cream truck!

Family put on glitzy ball in support of charities who saved son’s life

Family put on glitzy ball in support of charities who saved son’s life

News   •   Sep 02, 2019 16:03 BST

A Suffolk family have come together with friends to organise a black-tie event to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, all of which supported them when their son suffered a freak accident.

If you do one thing today, speak to your family about organ donation.

If you do one thing today, speak to your family about organ donation.

News   •   Sep 02, 2019 10:30 BST

The Sick Children's Trust is once again supporting Organ Donation Week which takes place from today until Sunday. As a charity, we support lots of families with children waiting for an organ transplant and we promise to continue to be there for them, giving so they can be together

Local charity worker recognised as unsung hero in the happy list 2019

Local charity worker recognised as unsung hero in the happy list 2019

News   •   Aug 27, 2019 13:30 BST

Acorn and Chestnut House Manager, Abi Abdel-aal, has been recognised in The Independent Happy List 2019 for her dedication and commitment to families with seriously ill children at The Rosie and Addenbrooke's Hospitals.

Inspiring friends and family get ready for Great North Run to raise money in Miley’s memory
Dad Drives Home Support During Charity Golf Day

Dad Drives Home Support During Charity Golf Day

News   •   Aug 08, 2019 15:43 BST

​A Billericay dad has organised his eighth annual charity golf day to raise vital funds for charity, The Sick Children’s Trust, which gave him a place to stay close to his daughter’s hospital bedside.

The small home comforts of a warm room, hot shower, fluffy towels, and working kitchen make a world of difference.

The small home comforts of a warm room, hot shower, fluffy towels, and working kitchen make a world of difference.

News   •   Aug 02, 2019 14:22 BST

Parents Michael and Holly have been supported at Acorn House on more than one occasion. Both their children, Max and Lyra, were born with a rare condition occurring in 1 in 1,000 children and have needed hospital treatment in Cambridge over the last three years.

Dad Mark races to the finish line for baby Sophia

Dad Mark races to the finish line for baby Sophia

News   •   Aug 01, 2019 12:30 BST

Mark is currently training for the Great North Run to thank us for supporting him at Crawford House when his daughter was born premature.

Ossett dad laces up trainers for charity that kept him by son's hospital bedside

Ossett dad laces up trainers for charity that kept him by son's hospital bedside

News   •   Jul 24, 2019 08:07 BST

George was rushed to Leeds Children's Hospital following an intestinal bleed that to this day doctors don't know what caused it. During his time in Leeds, his parents Paul and Jen were given a place to stay at Eckersley House and to say thanks Paul is running the Great North Run to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.

Chesterfield dad gets back on his bike for cycle race in memory of son

Chesterfield dad gets back on his bike for cycle race in memory of son

News   •   Jul 11, 2019 11:54 BST

Jaydan is taking on his second fundraising cycle for The Sick Children's Trust in memory of his son, Rio.

Harrison Centre for Social Mobility donates £8,000 to The Sick Children’s Trust

Harrison Centre for Social Mobility donates £8,000 to The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 08, 2019 09:07 BST

The Sick Children's Trust is delighted to receive an £8,000 donation from Harrison Centre for Social Mobility.

Cumbrian horse riding centre giddies up to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust
Utility Alliance Tyneside choose their first ever nominated charity in The Sick Children’s Trust

Utility Alliance Tyneside choose their first ever nominated charity in The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 03, 2019 16:19 BST

Utility Alliance Tyneside has announced The Sick Children's Trust as its benefiting charity for 2019.

The Sick Children's Trust gave us the gift of time.

The Sick Children's Trust gave us the gift of time.

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 10:05 BST

Emily went into labour at home when she was just 27 weeks pregnant, where Max delivered their twin sons on the bathroom floor. Both Zachary and Dexter were incredibly ill and needed specialist treatment at Leeds Children's Hospital, where we gave the couple a place to stay at Eckersley House. Tragically, Zachary passed away at three days old and the couple are now fundraising in his memory.

Couple’s 365 day charity mission in memory of son

Couple’s 365 day charity mission in memory of son

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 08:50 BST

Parents Emily and Max are halfway through a year-long fundraising challenge for The Sick Children's Trust and Leeds Care to thank both charities for their support when their twins were rushed to Leeds Children's Hospital after being born at 27 weeks.