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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.

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

News   •   Nov 22, 2017 12:36 GMT

On Saturday 2 December, The Sick Children's Trust's North East Fundraising Committee will welcome guests to its fourth annual Snowflake Ball to raise money for the charity's 'Homes from Home' in Newcastle.

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

North East Snowflake Ball set to raise thousands for families with seriously ill children in hospital

News   •   Nov 15, 2017 14:36 GMT

This year's Snowflake Ball is on the horizon and we are excited to welcome guests once again to Newcastle Gateshead Marriott Hotel.

As far as we could in a strange city, we felt at home at Crawford House and normal life could go on.

As far as we could in a strange city, we felt at home at Crawford House and normal life could go on.

News   •   Nov 07, 2017 15:29 GMT

Siobhan was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was born and at the age of 15 had to undergo a lung transplant. For this, Siobhan and her family had to fly over to England from Ireland for specialist treatment at The Royal Victoria Infirmary and for the transplant at Freeman Hospital. We supported her family at Crawford and Scott Houses.

We never knew such a great charity existed. The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us with no questions asked

We never knew such a great charity existed. The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us with no questions asked

News   •   Oct 18, 2017 10:54 BST

When their son was just a few days old, Elle and Peter were told that he had haemophilia, which meant that his blood wasn’t clotting. Zachary was transferred to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary for specialist treatment which is when the couple were introduced to Crawford House for the first time. Zachary has been back to the hospital and his parents were once again given a 'Home from Home'.

HMS Audacious raise £2,700 for The Sick Children’s Trust

HMS Audacious raise £2,700 for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 16:18 BST

A team of seven runners from HMS Audacious have raised over £2,700 for Crawford House by taking part in the Great North Run.

Friends organise fundraiser to say thanks to the sick children’s trust for supporting their families

Friends organise fundraiser to say thanks to the sick children’s trust for supporting their families

News   •   Sep 30, 2017 11:46 BST

Friends John Borthwick and Kelly Smith, from Middlesbrough, are organising an 80’s night as thanks to the charity for supporting them in free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation when their children required lifesaving hospital treatment.

Dad laces up trainers to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ when baby son was seriously ill

Dad laces up trainers to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ when baby son was seriously ill

News   •   Aug 11, 2017 11:57 BST

We supported Lewis in Crawford House earlier this year when his son Max was born. This September he will be racing in the Great North Run and hopes to finish in the top 50.

Family who nearly lost daughter to virus raise £500 for The Sick Children’s Trust

Family who nearly lost daughter to virus raise £500 for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jun 05, 2017 09:00 BST

The Shears family have raised £500 by taking part in Big Chocolate Tea to say thank you for supporting them at Crawford House when their daughter, Gabriella, was fighting for her life.

Baby Evie's family raise £300 by joining in the chocola-tea fun!

Baby Evie's family raise £300 by joining in the chocola-tea fun!

News   •   May 05, 2017 12:18 BST

Evie was born seriously ill and spent six weeks in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. Her parents, Danielle and Corey, decided to get involved with Big Chocolate Tea and have raised £300 for The Sick Children's Trust.

Teenager Backs Charity Campaign As Thanks For Keeping Parents By His Side

Teenager Backs Charity Campaign As Thanks For Keeping Parents By His Side

News   •   Apr 25, 2017 11:51 BST

Last April, Luke was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary with a brain abscess. For four weeks he remained in the specialist hospital and during this time his parents were supported at Crawford House.

Parents Of Baby Girl Born With Life-Threatening Condition Thank Charity With Big Chocolate Tea Fundraiser

Parents Of Baby Girl Born With Life-Threatening Condition Thank Charity With Big Chocolate Tea Fundraiser

News   •   Apr 21, 2017 13:34 BST

Evie was born with a life-threatening condition and her parents were told to prepare for the worst. After weeks of intense treatment she was finally allowed home. Now her parents are joining in Big Chocolate Tea to say thanks for giving them a 'Home from Home'.

Parents Of Teenager Who Survived Two Cardiac Arrests Asks Community To Support The Sick Children’s Trust

Parents Of Teenager Who Survived Two Cardiac Arrests Asks Community To Support The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Apr 04, 2017 12:57 BST

15 year old Mark Edwards went into cardiac arrests last month after having an allergic reaction to anaesthetic. We supported his family at Crawford House.

The Sick Children’s Trust Thanks Local Schoolgirl For Giving A ‘Helping Hand’
I truly believe knowing we were so close helped him to recover faster

I truly believe knowing we were so close helped him to recover faster

News   •   Jan 12, 2017 11:11 GMT

When Luke was 12 years old, he began to have severe headaches which resulted in emergency surgery. We supported his family at Crawford House until Luke was well enough to go home.

Libby Spends First Christmas At Home After Beating Life Threatening Illness

Libby Spends First Christmas At Home After Beating Life Threatening Illness

News   •   Dec 20, 2016 10:20 GMT

Libby spent her first Christmas in a critical condition in hospital, this year she will be opening her presents at home with her family.

Triplets Fight to Celebrate First Christmas

Triplets Fight to Celebrate First Christmas

News   •   Dec 20, 2016 09:40 GMT

Triplets Poppie, Mollie and Evelyn Park were born 14 weeks early and despite all that they faced, this year they are able to spend their first Christmas at home.

Our amazing 23 week miracle

Our amazing 23 week miracle

News   •   Dec 16, 2016 14:23 GMT

Theo was born weighing just 660 grams and was rushed to the Special Care Baby Unit as soon as he was born. He spent 126 days in Newcastle upon Tyne's Royal Victoria Infirmary where we supported his parents at Crawford House.

Family Raises Over £20,000 For Sick Children’s Trust

Family Raises Over £20,000 For Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 12:50 GMT

In 2013, we supported Alfie's family at Crawford House when he was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after he stopped breathing. Alfie was there for two weeks before sadly passing away. Since then, his family have raised £20,000 for The Sick Children's Trust.

Mum Joins in Halloween Fun to Raise Money for Charity

Mum Joins in Halloween Fun to Raise Money for Charity

News   •   Oct 21, 2016 15:59 BST

Next Friday, Amanda and her family will be heading to Dalton Park's Trick or Treat Trail along with 80 others to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust.