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It was so nice to bring James over at dinner time so that we could all eat together and be as we would be at home.

It was so nice to bring James over at dinner time so that we could all eat together and be as we would be at home.

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 09:04 GMT

James was involved in a motorbike accident in which the bike caught fire and was rushed to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary - an hour away from home. For the next nine weeks, his parents Claire and Louis along with James’ younger brother stayed at Crawford House, with family visiting and spending time there until he was well enough to be discharged home.

We had been told about Scott House but had not been expecting the level of comfort, not to mention how close it was to the hospital.

We had been told about Scott House but had not been expecting the level of comfort, not to mention how close it was to the hospital.

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 13:09 GMT

Olivia was born with Ebstein's anomaly, a rare heart condition which accounts for just 1% of congenital heart conditions. Since she was born, she has undergone specialist treatment at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne, where we have supported her family in Crawford and Scott Houses.

At a time when we were completely lost and didn’t know what to do with ourselves, we were given a place to go.

At a time when we were completely lost and didn’t know what to do with ourselves, we were given a place to go.

News   •   Jan 30, 2018 13:24 GMT

At just a few days old, Amelia underwent major heart surgery after being diagnosed with a aortic narrowing and large hole in the heart. She was then admitted back to Freeman Hospital just before Christmas 2016 where she underwent went open heart surgery. On both occasions we supported her family at Scott House and to say, Dad Paul ran the Great North Run last year, raising £2,000 for us and CHUF.

When Summer-Mae was strong enough we were invited to take her to a tea party at Treetop House and we caught up with the other families and staff.

When Summer-Mae was strong enough we were invited to take her to a tea party at Treetop House and we caught up with the other families and staff.

News   •   Jan 22, 2018 18:23 GMT

Summer-Mae was born in November 2008 and is seriously disabled. Last September, while the family of nine were on a family holiday together, Summer-Mae became seriously ill and had to be ventilated and placed into a medically induced coma before being transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We supported her family whilst Summer-Mae recovered.

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.

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.

At the time when I desperately needed to be with my son, The Sick Children’s Trust made that possible.

At the time when I desperately needed to be with my son, The Sick Children’s Trust made that possible.

News   •   Jan 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

Ned was born at 28 weeks weighing just 1.2kilos. He had a grade four bleed on the brain, sepsis and needed resuscitating and ventilating. Mum, Kerry, was told that the odds were very much against him and it was unlikely he would survive. However today, Ned celebrates his first birthday.

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.

20 month old Flynn and family to feature in BBC Lifeline to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

20 month old Flynn and family to feature in BBC Lifeline to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 16:26 GMT

We supported Flynn's family in 2016 when he was born at 27 weeks and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital. He's now doing really well and this month, his family share their story on national television to help raise awareness and vital funds for The Sick Children's Trust.

You just don’t imagine how quickly life can change. We had just returned in high spirits from a family holiday and only a few days later Faith was in theatre having a brain tumour removed

You just don’t imagine how quickly life can change. We had just returned in high spirits from a family holiday and only a few days later Faith was in theatre having a brain tumour removed

News   •   Jan 16, 2018 11:33 GMT

Faith Lawson was just five years old when her grandmother, Julie Baker, took her for a routine eye test and the optician referred her for an MRI scan, which detected a cancerous brain tumour that required emergency lifesaving treatment. The tumour was removed at Royal Victoria Infirmary and The Sick Children's Trust supported Faith's family at Crawford House for over two months.

From baker to marathon runner: Becs takes on 26.2 miles to raise money to keep families together

From baker to marathon runner: Becs takes on 26.2 miles to raise money to keep families together

News   •   Jan 13, 2018 08:17 GMT

Becs Hurst is joining #TeamSCT to raise money in this year's Virgin Money London Marathon. Becs has been supporting us since 2015, helping to raise awareness and fund for Big Chocolate Tea and most recently taken part in Vitality 10,000.

Our President Michael Crawford CBE presents this month’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of The Sick Children’s Trust

Our President Michael Crawford CBE presents this month’s BBC Lifeline Appeal on behalf of The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 12, 2018 15:06 GMT

Find out all about our BBC Lifeline Appeal. Michael Crawford CBE visits our 'Homes from Home' to help raise awareness of The Sick Children's Trust.

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

Parents of seriously premature baby girl fundraise for The Sick Children’s Trust

Parents of seriously premature baby girl fundraise for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 03, 2018 09:00 GMT

Laura and Chris Penfold are on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported them when baby Willow was born 13 weeks early and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 16:46 GMT

We supported Ivy's parents when she was flown from Malta to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery.

Jamie’s Peddars Way 46 mile walk.

Jamie’s Peddars Way 46 mile walk.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 10:28 GMT

Jamie recently completed a three day trek which raised £1,600 for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for supporting his family when he was in Addenbrooke's Hospital nine years ago.

The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.

The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.

News   •   Dec 24, 2017 15:06 GMT

Baby Willow was born on 28 December 2016 at just 27 weeks old. Now the Penfold family are getting ready to celebrate her first Christmas after a tumultuous start to the year.

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

Freddie was born unable to swallow and so he had his first operation at less than 24 hours old

News   •   Dec 24, 2017 12:49 GMT

Freddie is a baby boy who was born with tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and oesophageal atresia (OA), which meant the lower part of his food pipe was connected to his wind pipe. As a result he underwent his first corrective operation at only 24 hours old. The Sick Children’s Trust supported his family at Magnolia House whilst Freddie was being treated in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

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.