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We were almost next door, so we could be there in an instant.

We were almost next door, so we could be there in an instant.

News   •   Jul 08, 2016 09:00 BST

Last year, Joseph became seriously ill after an ear infection turned into an abscess on the brain. We supported his Mum and Dad in Acorn House while he was treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Mum hosts ball to say thanks for charitable support

Mum hosts ball to say thanks for charitable support

News   •   Jun 07, 2016 11:04 BST

Suzan Cain stayed at Acorn House last year when her son, Nathan, went in for surgery and has decided to host a charity ball to say thanks to us and two other charities for their support.

‘Mummy, why do you do these crazy things?’ Because The Sick Children’s Trust really helped Mummy and Daddy.

‘Mummy, why do you do these crazy things?’ Because The Sick Children’s Trust really helped Mummy and Daddy.

News   •   Jun 01, 2016 11:11 BST

Mum Lina has just completed Tough Mudder to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust. When her seven-year-old daughter was just 18 months old, she became seriously ill and needed treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital, we supported her in Acorn House.

Thankful parents raise £4,000 for Sick Children's Trust

Thankful parents raise £4,000 for Sick Children's Trust

News   •   May 24, 2016 10:18 BST

Michelle and Gary Edwards have raised £4,000 after we supported them in Acorn House when their son Jamie needed life-saving treatment.

Siblings get chocola-tea for charity in support of sick brother

Siblings get chocola-tea for charity in support of sick brother

News   •   May 20, 2016 12:42 BST

As Jay undergoes treatment for a brain tumour, his brothers and sister wanted to do something to help...They threw a Big Choc Tea party and raised nearly £3,000.

While this is still stressful, knowing that Acorn House is there just makes everything so much easier.

While this is still stressful, knowing that Acorn House is there just makes everything so much easier.

News   •   Apr 13, 2016 16:45 BST

Guy and Vincenza stayed were supported by Acorn House when their son, Dario, was born seriously ill and required specialist treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Clare aims to raise £1,000 by taking on the Three Peaks

Clare aims to raise £1,000 by taking on the Three Peaks

News   •   Mar 02, 2016 09:00 GMT

Thank you to Clare who will be taking on the Three Peaks to raise money for us. Read more on her story here.

She weighed half a bag of sugar, but against the odds our miracle daughter survived

She weighed half a bag of sugar, but against the odds our miracle daughter survived

News   •   Feb 11, 2016 12:52 GMT

Amelia was born 13 weeks early last Christmas weighing a tiny 1lb 1oz. She spent the first six months of her life in The Rosie Hospital undergoing specialist treatment to make her strong enough to be taken home. At one-year-old, Amelia is now 15lb and very healthy

Get down and boogie away with The Sick Children's Trust

Get down and boogie away with The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Jan 14, 2016 15:15 GMT

Acorn House Manager, Sandra and Chestnut House Manager, Abi, are hosting their second Boogie Night's on Saturday 13 February

Mayor of Cambridge pays special visit to Acorn House

Mayor of Cambridge pays special visit to Acorn House

News   •   Dec 23, 2015 09:48 GMT

The Mayor of Cambridge recently visited The Sick Children’s Trust's Acorn House, located at Addenbrooke’s Hospital to congratulate staff and the Cambridge Fundraising Committee on their hard work and dedication over the last 15 years. The committee have raised over £570,000 in that time which has contributed to helping hundreds of families with sick children in hospital.

In hospital nearly a hundred miles from home, we needed to be there for our little boy

In hospital nearly a hundred miles from home, we needed to be there for our little boy

News   •   Dec 18, 2015 10:58 GMT

Finley spent last Christmas in hospital, but this year he will be spending it at home

They came into our lives when we needed them the most – how could we not thank them for that?

They came into our lives when we needed them the most – how could we not thank them for that?

News   •   Oct 23, 2015 11:33 BST

Jenny and Alex stayed with us three years ago in Acorn House and regularly come back to visit and support us by taking part in fundraising and events. Here is their family story

Supporter pledges year of fundraising to support friends' daughter's cancer battle

Supporter pledges year of fundraising to support friends' daughter's cancer battle

News   •   Oct 23, 2015 11:21 BST

​The friend of a couple whose toddler has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer is putting himself through tough challenges to fundraise for The Sick Children's trust that has been supporting them during this time.

Mum's tea party raises hundreds to thank charities for support

Mum's tea party raises hundreds to thank charities for support

News   •   Oct 16, 2015 13:41 BST

A Mum whose daughter became seriously ill with septic shock after catching chicken pox has thanked two charities that helped her, and her daughter while she received specialist treatment.

Supportive friend aims to raise hundred for sick children's charity

Supportive friend aims to raise hundred for sick children's charity

News   •   Sep 28, 2015 16:57 BST

​An enthusiastic runner is lacing up her trainers in preparation for The Royal Parks Half Marathon in the hope of raising hundreds of pounds for The Sick Children’s Trust, to thank the charity for supporting her best friend during every parent’s worst nightmare.

Mum throws tea party to thank charities for support

Mum throws tea party to thank charities for support

News   •   Sep 04, 2015 10:51 BST

​A Mum whose daughter became seriously ill with septic shock after catching chicken pox is thanking two charities that helped her, and her daughter while she received specialist treatment.

Shell soars through the skies for sick children’s charity

Shell soars through the skies for sick children’s charity

News   •   Jul 15, 2015 10:49 BST

Shell Rayner, aged 37 from Cambridgeshire, will face her fears on the 26th August in a sponsored skydive in support of the charity that is helping whilst her friend’s brother is in hospital being treated for cancer.

​What could have been a 90 minute journey, became a two minute walk

​What could have been a 90 minute journey, became a two minute walk

News   •   Jun 17, 2015 16:16 BST

Dad Stuart and Mum Kirsty stayed at Acorn House for around three weeks when three-month-old Max required major surgery for a 3lb cyst

Devoted Dad Pulls on Trainers to Raise Cash in Virgin Money London Marathon

Devoted Dad Pulls on Trainers to Raise Cash in Virgin Money London Marathon

News   •   Apr 02, 2015 09:48 BST

Dad Nick has decided to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for us after staying in our Acorn House when his daughter Lilly was poorly.

Fundraising team inspired by five-year-old Mimi hit £110k

Fundraising team inspired by five-year-old Mimi hit £110k

News   •   Nov 20, 2014 09:00 GMT

​A fundraising challenge organised by Phil Cowan has raised a staggering £113,659.45 for national children’s charity, The Sick Children’s Trust.