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.
News • May 16, 2019 16:02 BST
Our Cambridge team at Acorn and Chestnut Houses alongside volunteers baked away for families and supporters on Wednesday 1 May to raise £560 as part of Big Chocolate Tea.
News • Mar 07, 2019 16:51 GMT
Becks Jones will be running the iconic race on Sunday 28 April to raise £7,000 and thank The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting her family in free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation just minutes from her daughter’s hospital bedside.
Seeing Bobby laugh and play with his sisters in an environment other than the hospital ward gave us the small glimmer of hope we so dearly needed.
News • Jan 14, 2019 16:31 GMT
At just five years old, Bobby, was involved in a car accident which left him with life-threatening injuries. and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He had just a 10% chance of survival and within 48 hours underwent three brain surgeries. It was during this time that Jeff and Carly were told about Acorn House, which became their home for four months.
Chief Naval Petty Officer and colleagues fundraise on board HMS Westminster to thank The Sick Children's Trust
News • Jan 07, 2019 12:33 GMT
Chief Naval Petty Officer Ryan ‘Nobby’ Halls, 32, organised a fundraiser aboard HMS Westminster, the Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, last year to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting his family over Christmas 2016 when his daughter, Sadie, was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, miles from the family’s home in Thetford.
News • Nov 06, 2018 14:11 GMT
Grandma Donna has raised over £800 by organising a sponsored walk to thank The Sick Children's Trust for supporting her family whilst her granddaughter was fighting cancer.
If it hadn’t been for Chestnut House, we would’ve had to sleep in the car or make a two hour journey every day.
News • Oct 30, 2018 23:35 GMT
Meet the Jones family, who were supported at Acorn House. Little Jenson was starved of oxygen at birth and needed specialist treatment at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Katie and Jay share their experience with us in support of our Christmas appeal, My Christmas Wish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News • Aug 09, 2018 10:45 BST
For the second year in a row, Philippa Rabbits is organising a fundraising event as thanks for supporting her and her partner, Matt, in Acorn House whilst their daughter needed emergency surgery.
Dad to take on monumental 271-mile three day cycle challenge to Paris to thank The Sick Children's Trust
News • Jul 23, 2018 11:00 BST
A devoted Dad, Russell Cooper, is taking on an epic cycle challenge to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported him and his fiancé Kelly at Acorn House whilst their baby boy received lifesaving treatment in Addenbrooke's Hospital.
Nathan’s Extravaganza raises over £5,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust, The J’s Hospice and The David Randall Foundation
News • Jun 26, 2018 12:28 BST
A birthday party to celebrate a young man's 21st birthday has raised over £5,000 for The Sick Children's Trust and two other charities close to his heart.
Renowned actor Michael Crawford CBE sets new date to visit The Guildhall Cambridge in exclusive event for The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Jun 12, 2018 16:31 BST
A new date has been announced for 'An audience with Michael Crawford' taking place at The Guildhall in Cambridge.
Cambridge Building Society kicks off fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust with Big Chocolate Tea
News • May 17, 2018 11:08 BST
The Sick Children's Trust has been selected as the Cambridge Building Society's Summer partnership and have kicked off their fundraising with a Big Chocolate Tea event and cooking in Acorn House.
News • May 14, 2018 12:31 BST
Acorn House hosted its very own party to celebrate the return of Big Chocolate Tea. With a selection of tasty treats and delicious cupcakes to enjoy, the day was jam-packed with lots of chocola-tea fun!
The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.
News • Apr 03, 2018 12:24 BST
We supported Rhiannon and Zak in Chestnut House for three weeks when their daughter Luna was recovering from necrotising enterocolitis.. Luna has since battled pneumonia, been declared profoundly deaf and had stoma reversal surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. When the family returned to Cambridge for Luna’s second operation, Rhiannon and Zak stayed with us again at Acorn House.
News • Mar 27, 2018 11:33 BST
Tom Fowler, who stayed with us at Acorn House along with his wife Gemma in 2010, is running this year's Virgin Money London Marathon for #TeamSCT and hopes to raise over £500 to thank The Sick Children's Trust for providing them with free 'Home from Home' accommodation when they needed it most.
News • Mar 20, 2018 09:00 GMT
Andrew Harvey, 43, from Bacton, is training five days a week to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon and raise £2,500 for The Sick Children’s Trust which supported his neighbours, Tracey and Gary Lowings, with free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation while their son, Harry, battled for his life in two specialist hospitals miles away from home.