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Every time I walked through the front door at Acorn House and was greeted by Abi I relaxed and knew that, whilst we chatted, I would feel normal.

Every time I walked through the front door at Acorn House and was greeted by Abi I relaxed and knew that, whilst we chatted, I would feel normal.

News   •   Oct 30, 2018 12:27 GMT

A devoted Dad, Ryan Mathewson, has shared his experience of staying in both Chestnut and Acorn Houses on multiple occasions whilst his son William has received lifesaving treatment at both The Rosie and Addenbrooke’s.

Having two babies in two different hospitals was a nightmare, but at least staying in Acorn House meant I could be right there with one of them.

Having two babies in two different hospitals was a nightmare, but at least staying in Acorn House meant I could be right there with one of them.

News   •   Oct 22, 2018 16:45 BST

Steph Elderton and her husband, Mark, were left terrified when their six week old identical twin boys, Reece and Luca, were diagnosed with bronchiolitis and admitted to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in January. In a bid to save Luca’s life the decision was made to transfer him to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for specialist treatment. During this time we supported Steph in Acorn House.

I coped with my daughter being in hospital by talking to others at Acorn House.

I coped with my daughter being in hospital by talking to others at Acorn House.

News   •   Oct 22, 2018 09:40 BST

Annabelle is turning one year old in November and over the course of the last year has been in and out of hospital. When Annabelle was four months old she was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital as her intestine had folded in on itself. During her treatment in Cambridge we supported her parents at Acorn 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.

Parents of boy born with half a heart back charity's Pyjama Party campaign

Parents of boy born with half a heart back charity's Pyjama Party campaign

News   •   Oct 17, 2018 11:55 BST

Claire and Alex, from Hemel Hempstead, are asking people to get involved with The Sick Children’s Trust’s Pyjama Party campaign to help the charity support more families, like theirs, when their child is seriously ill in hospital.

I will never forget that the charity held out a hand for me and helped me back onto my feet when I needed it the most.

I will never forget that the charity held out a hand for me and helped me back onto my feet when I needed it the most.

News   •   Oct 16, 2018 12:13 BST

We supported Mum Stacey and Dad George at Guilford Street House when ten week old Charlie George needed treatment for a range of viruses and infections. We are delighted that Charlie George is now home and doing well.

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.

Sheffield chemotherapy nurse wins Hays Nurse Of The Year title

Sheffield chemotherapy nurse wins Hays Nurse Of The Year title

News   •   Oct 08, 2018 13:12 BST

Jayne was named Hays Healthcare Nurse of the Year and as a result nominated The Sick Children's Trust as her chosen charity to donate £1,000 to.

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.

Mum training hard for first half marathon to thank charity who helped her family

Mum training hard for first half marathon to thank charity who helped her family

News   •   Sep 24, 2018 12:43 BST

Paula Hunter and her sister-in-law, Bev Hunter, are preparing to embark on the iconic Royal Parks Half Marathon on 14 October, which takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks and raise at least £700 for The Sick Children's Trust. They are taking on the challenge as thanks for the charity's support after Paula's daughter, Lily, was born seriously unwell and needed lifesaving treatment.

Thousands raised for charity in memory of football fan Emily

Thousands raised for charity in memory of football fan Emily

News   •   Sep 21, 2018 12:37 BST

The parents of Emily Pattison, who tragically passed away just days before receiving her GCSE results, are thanking friends and family who attended her funeral and made generous donations amounting to £2,400 for Scott House. Lorna and Kevin were supported at the 'Home from Home' in Newcastle, which meant they were never more than a few minutes from their daughter's hospital bedside.

British actor named as official ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust

British actor named as official ambassador for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Sep 17, 2018 09:59 BST

Actor Tim Downie has officially been named as an ambassador for The Sick Children's Trust following years of support.

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for charity

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for charity

News   •   Sep 14, 2018 10:27 BST

Gareth Wood is gearing up to take on the 2018 Screwball Rally this month in memory of his baby, Lewis, who tragically passed away at just four days old.

Parents say thank you to charity who helped their family

Parents say thank you to charity who helped their family

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 13:50 BST

The Richards family have spoken out in support of The Sick Children's Trust, which supported them for six weeks at Stevenson House when baby Joshua needed lifesaving surgery at Royal London Children's Hospital shortly after he was born.

Cancer survivor starts school

Cancer survivor starts school

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 09:01 BST

Ismael, who has battled with cancer since he was 16 months old, has started school the the first day. The little boy, who has now defeated leukaemia, wants to be a dinosaur when he grows up. Read his story and how we supported his family at Acorn House.

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.

Former Made in Chelsea Star to raise thousands in Great North Run

Former Made in Chelsea Star to raise thousands in Great North Run

News   •   Aug 31, 2018 10:21 BST

Frankie Gaff is all set to run this year's Great North Run to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust

Scott House became a home not just for us, but for Charlie’s twin sisters too.

Scott House became a home not just for us, but for Charlie’s twin sisters too.

News   •   Aug 30, 2018 14:15 BST

Charlie waited for four months for a lifesaving donor heart to become available. We supported his parents at Scott House, as well as Charlie's twin sisters who were born while he was waiting for a transplant.

The Sick Children’s Trust supported me and my family when a textbook pregnancy turned into a nightmare.

The Sick Children’s Trust supported me and my family when a textbook pregnancy turned into a nightmare.

News   •   Aug 24, 2018 15:07 BST

When Claire's daughter Ava was born, she wasn't breathing. She has to be immediately transferred to The Rosie Hospital, while Claire had to stay at Peterborough Hospital to recover.