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Even though we were in hospital over Christmas, we could still spend the day together as a family.

Even though we were in hospital over Christmas, we could still spend the day together as a family.

News   •   Oct 30, 2018 23:59 GMT

Paul Foster talks about his experience of spending Christmas at his daughter's hospital bedside when at just three months old she needed major heart surgery. Read his story and watch 'My Christmas Wish' to find out the impact our 'Home from Home' had on his family.

Thousands raised for charity in memory of football fan Emily

Thousands raised for charity in memory of football fan Emily

News   •   Sep 21, 2018 12:37 BST

The parents of Emily Pattison, who tragically passed away just days before receiving her GCSE results, are thanking friends and family who attended her funeral and made generous donations amounting to £2,400 for Scott House. Lorna and Kevin were supported at the 'Home from Home' in Newcastle, which meant they were never more than a few minutes from their daughter's hospital bedside.

Teenager who received recent lung transplant set to run for charity

Teenager who received recent lung transplant set to run for charity

News   •   Aug 21, 2018 14:46 BST

Siobhan underwent a lung transplant last year and following it she and her family set a goal to take part in this year's Great North Run to raise money for Crawford House.

Dad’s 300km cycle challenge in memory of son’s brave battle

Dad’s 300km cycle challenge in memory of son’s brave battle

News   •   Jul 30, 2018 12:16 BST

On Saturday 11 August, Dad Jaydan will be cycling 300km in 20 hours to thank The Sick Children's Trust for keeping his family together while his son, Rio, underwent numerous operations and procedures during his short life. He hopes to raise £750 in his son's memory.

Our daughter had to undergo a surgery that, to our knowledge, no child in her situation had ever had. But thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust, we could be right by her side.

Our daughter had to undergo a surgery that, to our knowledge, no child in her situation had ever had. But thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust, we could be right by her side.

News   •   Jul 25, 2018 16:01 BST

By the time Evie was four years old, she'd already undergone several open heart surgeries. She was due another, but doctors at her local hospital decided it was too risky. Thankfully, a specialist at Freeman Hospital decided that the operation could go ahead. During this time, we supported Evie's parents at Scott House.

Grateful dad battles obstacle course to raise cash for The Sick Children’s Trust

Grateful dad battles obstacle course to raise cash for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 19, 2018 17:26 BST

Paul Edwards, from Redcar, was supported when his month old daughter was rushed to Freeman Hospital was she was diagnosed with a heart condition in which her heart beats incredibly fast, suddenly. He’s just raised £1,200 for The Sick Children's Trust as thanks for supporting him at Scott House when she was taken ill. Thankfully she is now thriving and inspired him to take on a total warrior!

Scott House took away a lot of the anxiety my teenage daughter was feeling and enabled her to relax before her operation.

Scott House took away a lot of the anxiety my teenage daughter was feeling and enabled her to relax before her operation.

News   •   Apr 23, 2018 13:00 BST

13 year old Darcy Hoffman and her mum, Leanne , stayed with The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House whilst she underwent a life changing procedure at Freeman Hospital. Diagnosed with a heart condition known as cardiac dysrhythmia when she was just three weeks old, meaning she had an abnormal heartbeat, Darcy had needed to take copious amounts of medication to keep her healthy up to this point.

Ella got a new heart after five months in Freeman Hospital. A lot of that time she was on life support and it felt like we were too, but getting a new heart finally brought my baby back to life.

Ella got a new heart after five months in Freeman Hospital. A lot of that time she was on life support and it felt like we were too, but getting a new heart finally brought my baby back to life.

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 14:56 GMT

Ella was just 11 months old when her heart began to fail. Six months later she underwent her first open heart surgery at Freeman Hospital in the hope that her heart could be repaired, but this wasn’t to be the case. It was decided her only chance of survival would be to have a heart transplant and her family began the agonizing wait.

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.

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.

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.

Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior

Through all the tears and heartache we have been through we all stick together and continue to smile, for our amazing daughter and little heart warrior

News   •   Dec 21, 2017 10:16 GMT

Ellie, was just six weeks old when doctors diagnosed her with a rare congenital heart condition. Just two days later, Ellie took a turn for the worse, and was rushed into theatre at Freeman Hospital. Whilst she recovered from the operation her parents stayed at Scott House, along with Ellie’s older sister, Izzy.

Grandad embarks on multiple challenges to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Grandad embarks on multiple challenges to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Dec 07, 2017 17:00 GMT

Martyn Large is dreaming up at least a hundred challenges to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust, who have given his daughter a 'Home from Home' at Scott House whilst little Ellie has been receiving treatment in hospital.

Mother sets five stone weight loss goal to raise money for charity

Mother sets five stone weight loss goal to raise money for charity

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 09:00 GMT

Caroline Wilkinson is half way towards her five stone weight loss goal and fundraising charity to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her family in Scott House whilst her daughter Abigail recovered from open heart surgery

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

We knew Abby would need lifesaving surgery, but we didn’t know The Sick Children’s Trust would be there to support us

News   •   Nov 27, 2017 14:25 GMT

Abby was born with two serious heart conditions - pulmonary stenosis (PS) and an atrial septal defect (ASD), but was almost two years old when she underwent open heart surgery and her parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Scott House.

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.

Uncle’s tireless fundraising misson in memory of Hope raises over £1,200

Uncle’s tireless fundraising misson in memory of Hope raises over £1,200

News   •   Nov 09, 2017 17:01 GMT

A loving uncle, Allen Winter-Moore, is on a fundraising mission for The Sick Children's Trust in memory of baby Hope

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.