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Father training hard for half marathon to thank charity who helped his family

Father training hard for half marathon to thank charity who helped his family

News   •   Sep 26, 2017 14:27 BST

A young father is running the Leicester Half Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust to say thank you for supporting his family when they needed it most

Chestnut House hosts fifth birthday tea party

Chestnut House hosts fifth birthday tea party

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 12:15 BST

Chestnut House is celebrating its fifth birthday on Tuesday 26 September. If you're a supporter or family who would like to come along, please email abigail@sickchildrenstrust.org.

Thanks to Magnolia House, I was able to be there for him throughout it all – he was never alone.

Thanks to Magnolia House, I was able to be there for him throughout it all – he was never alone.

News   •   Sep 19, 2017 12:59 BST

Chace was born at 31 weeks, weighing 3lbs 13oz and at six days old, he suddenly went pale and became completely lifeless. An X-ray revealed that Chace had necrotising enterocolitis, meaning the tissues in his bowel were inflamed and were starting to die. He required immediate surgery at Sheffield Children's Hospital and we supported his family at Magnolia House at this time.

Dad and friends complete national Three Peaks Challenge in just 27 hours to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

Dad and friends complete national Three Peaks Challenge in just 27 hours to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Sep 19, 2017 11:37 BST

Dad and friends take on mammoth Three Peaks Challenge and raise over £4,000 for The Sick Children's Trust

Devoted mum laces up trainers to say thank you to charity for supporting her family

Devoted mum laces up trainers to say thank you to charity for supporting her family

News   •   Sep 16, 2017 16:02 BST

Katrina was supported at Acorn House when her nine week old son was admitted there for lifesaving treatment. Henry, who is now four, is doing really well and to thank us for our support Katrina has joined #TeamSCT and is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon.

Knowing I had somewhere to stay so close to Jacob gave me great peace of mind. And I think being so close to Jacob helped him too.

Knowing I had somewhere to stay so close to Jacob gave me great peace of mind. And I think being so close to Jacob helped him too.

News   •   Sep 15, 2017 12:10 BST

Jacob was attending his local hospital in Wakefield for hamstring release surgery and the removal of some of his teeth when he suffered a respiratory arrest. He required life saving treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital and we supported his family at Magnolia House during this time.

Grateful mother runs Bedford Half to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

Grateful mother runs Bedford Half to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 12:24 BST

Nicola was supported at Acorn House when her daughter Bella was rushed there for emergency treatment. Nicola and her friend Jen completed the Bedford Half earlier this month as thanks for giving her a 'Home from Home'.

Little boy who wasn't expected to survive starts school

Little boy who wasn't expected to survive starts school

News   •   Sep 12, 2017 09:17 BST

Ethan was born weighing just 490g and was not expected to survive. But four years on he is doing really well and has just started school.

Dad and friends take on skydive and fly high to raise over £10,000 for charity who supported family in need

Dad and friends take on skydive and fly high to raise over £10,000 for charity who supported family in need

News   •   Sep 07, 2017 11:38 BST

Gary Jones and friends have raised over £10,000 for The Sick Children's Trust to say thank you for supporting them when baby Charlie was seriously ill in hospital

Wear your pyjamas for a day to support families with sick children in hospital.

Wear your pyjamas for a day to support families with sick children in hospital.

News   •   Sep 06, 2017 10:11 BST

National charity The Sick Children’s Trust is calling on playgroups, nurseries and schools to host a Pyjama Party this October to support families with seriously ill children in hospital.

The hospital treatment was of course of paramount importance, but the love of a family and being able to remain together during such a traumatic time was the best medicine by far.

The hospital treatment was of course of paramount importance, but the love of a family and being able to remain together during such a traumatic time was the best medicine by far.

News   •   Sep 01, 2017 17:05 BST

Evie was born with Crouzon Syndrome, a rare genetic syndrome which affects approximately one in 65,000 children at birth. It means that the seams in the plates in Evie’s skull had already fused together before she was born which would prevent her skull from growing normally. We have supported her family at Guilford Street and Rainbow Houses since she was born in 2010.

Keen cyclist rides over 170 miles to thank charity for supporting his friends

Keen cyclist rides over 170 miles to thank charity for supporting his friends

News   •   Aug 27, 2017 14:45 BST

Gary Westerby, 34, and Rob, 32, have cycled over 170 miles in memory of their friend’s son who died last year at just eleven days old.

To Dry For launches designer tea towel to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

To Dry For launches designer tea towel to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Aug 26, 2017 10:22 BST

Online tea towel boutique, ToDryFor, are teaming up with The Sick Children’s Trust to raise money for families with seriously ill children in hospital. ToDryFor have produced a bespoke tea towel for The Sick Children’s Trust and will donate all of its profits from sales to the charity’s Big Chocolate Tea campaign.

We can go and have a restful sleep, as we know we are so close to our son.

We can go and have a restful sleep, as we know we are so close to our son.

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 15:46 BST

James has a rare condition called lymphangiomatosis and needed specialist treatment at Leeds General Infirmary. We supported his parents at Eckersley House.

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.

Alan faces his fears and jumps out of plane at 12,000 feet in sponsored skydive

Alan faces his fears and jumps out of plane at 12,000 feet in sponsored skydive

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 15:49 BST

Stevenson House manager Alan Booth jumps out of a plane and raises over £1,300 for The Sick Children's Trust

Little Jay who defied doctors’ expectations packs his bag ready for school

Little Jay who defied doctors’ expectations packs his bag ready for school

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 09:15 BST

Jay has been in and out of hospital all his life. In July he underwent a gastric pull up where part of his oesophagus was replaced with reconstructed stomach tissue and his stomach was moved up into his chest. And because of Jay's sheer determination, he recovered from his operation quickly and will be going back to school in September to start year one.

You don’t know until you’ve been there just what a fantastic charity The Sick Children’s Trust is.

You don’t know until you’ve been there just what a fantastic charity The Sick Children’s Trust is.

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 16:56 BST

Hayden underwent major lifesaving surgery at just three months old when doctors discovered he had two holes in his heart and a tear. During his time at GOSH, we supported his family at Guilford Street House.

Chalkwell United get onside to support The Sick Children’s Trust

Chalkwell United get onside to support The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 10:47 BST

This year Chalkwell United FC have chosen The Sick Children's Trust as their charity partner.

Grandma races to raise funds for charity that was there for daughter when son underwent lifesaving surgery

Grandma races to raise funds for charity that was there for daughter when son underwent lifesaving surgery

News   •   Aug 22, 2017 16:23 BST

On Sunday 10 September, Ros will be taking on the Great North Run after being inspired by her grandson Freddie who continues to fight an extremely rare condition in Sheffield Children's Hospital.