News • Mar 05, 2019 11:28 GMT
Susan Beeby, whose son required emergency lifesaving treatment after he was born seriously ill, will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.
I had a healthy pregnancy and there was no clue that my birth would be anything other than straightforward. What actually happened, however, was my worst nightmare.
News • Jan 18, 2019 14:01 GMT
Jemma was in labour for 24 hours before her son, Alfie, entered the world. Although he was born healthy and breathing, things soon took a turn for the worst when Alfie started having seizures. He was separated from his Mum and rushed to Cambridge for specialist cooling treatment. During his time in hospital, we supported Dad Luke and Grandma Donna in Chestnut House.
News • Jan 03, 2019 10:19 GMT
Mum Kelly is on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her at our 'Home from Home' Chestnut House when her daughter was born seriously ill.
Without the charity’s help, finding a way to keep our family together would’ve been incredibly hard.
News • Dec 13, 2018 11:49 GMT
Harvey is looking forward to celebrating his first Christmas with his parents at home after a traumatic start to life. Emily and Chris, from Upper Cambourne, share their story in support of The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Appeal.
We can’t wait to celebrate a worry free Christmas with the twins this year, excited that in just a few months they will be welcoming their new baby brother or sister into the world!
News • Dec 04, 2018 16:19 GMT
Ruby Price went into labour just 23 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to from Southend Hospital to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge where she gave birth five days later. Leighton weighed 1lb 6oz and Lola only 1lb 2oz. Doctors warned the traumatised parents that there was a strong chance they would lose both babies. Miraculously, against all odds, they pulled through!
News • Nov 30, 2018 12:09 GMT
Mark and Poppy Dean will share their story to over 700 people at The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 12 December. Mark and Poppy were supported at Chestnut House when their son, David, was rushed to The Rosie Hospital at just a few hours old. The couple will join a celebrity line-up featuring Alan, Carr,
In the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was able to express and take milk up to Leo on the ward and would sit with him so he knew he wasn’t alone.
News • Nov 20, 2018 11:02 GMT
After a very long labour baby Leo suffered from a pneumothorax when he took his first breath. He required lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, an hour away from the family's home. His parents and older brother, Jenson, stayed in Chestnut House for five days whilst he recovered and Leo made it home when he was 12 days old. He turned one year old in May this year.
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.
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.
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.
Parents of little boy born with life-threatening condition raise over £14,000 to thank charities close to their hearts
News • Jun 19, 2018 14:50 BST
Shay's parents recently held a fundraising event and raised over £14,000 as thanks for supporting them with free 'Home from Home' accommodation in Cambridge.
News • Jun 18, 2018 11:21 BST
Mum Emily recently held a Big Chocolate Tea party for The Sick Children's Trust to thank the charity for supporting her family when her son, Jude, required lifesaving treatment at a specialist hospital over 90 miles away from their family home.
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.
News • May 30, 2018 16:55 BST
Jenny and Simon Hill continue with their fundraising mission for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported them when their baby daughter required emergency treatment at The Rosie Hospital shortly after she was born. They stayed with us at Chestnut House for 45 days after Emilia's lifesaving surgery. Emilia is getting ready to celebrate her second birthday in just a few days time!
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 03, 2018 09:48 BST
Mark Dean completed the Virgin London Marathon and has raised over £6,000 for The Sick Children's Trust.
News • Apr 30, 2018 14:53 BST
In December 2017 Chris and his wife Laura were devastated when their baby, Willow, arrived 13 weeks premature. Fortunately, having received lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, she pulled through and is now 16 months old and thriving. However, the family could not be more grateful for the support they received from The Sick Children's Trust during this time.
I do not have the words to say what a difference The Sick Children’s Trust made to our lives during such a traumatic time
News • Apr 05, 2018 17:05 BST
Lauren and Andrew were supported by us at Chestnut Houses after the birth of their identical triplet boys, Ted, Tom, and Ralphy, in February 2014. Sadly Ralphy didn’t make it and died in his parents’ arms, but Ted and Tom are now four years old. Lauren and Andrew are taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 miles cycle challenge to raise £30 for every night Ralphy was in hospital, £1,470.
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.
Knowing your baby could stop breathing every time they go to sleep is a terrifying reality that turns your world upside down.
News • Feb 28, 2018 09:00 GMT
Baby Sydney-Rose was diagnosed with necrotising enterocolitis and had to be transferred by emergency to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, over 90 minutes from her family's home. We supported her family at Chestnut House. Shortly after that we supported the Keatings again at Stevenson House when Sydney-Rose stopped breathing and required further lifesaving treatment. Mum, Tate, tells their story.