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Grateful parents share story to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ at carol service

Grateful parents share story to thank charity for ‘Home from Home’ at carol service

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.

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.

Family and friends to ‘Run for Sophie’ and raise thousands in her memory

Family and friends to ‘Run for Sophie’ and raise thousands in her memory

News   •   Nov 08, 2018 16:39 GMT

A group of friends who have already raised over £12,000 are taking on the adidas Fulham 10km city run to raise even more money for The Sick Children’s Trust in memory of three year old Sophie Pokorny who tragically passed away at the end of the summer.

Pumpkin Pie Childcare pop on pyjamas to raise money for seriously ill children

Pumpkin Pie Childcare pop on pyjamas to raise money for seriously ill children

News   •   Nov 07, 2018 09:38 GMT

Children at Pumpkin Pie Childcare took part in our annual fundraiser, Pyjama Party, and raised over £200! Find out all about their Pyjama Party here.

​I remember the first night I stayed in Stevenson House I hardly slept. Knowing Isla was so close was comforting and I wanted to be with her all the time, but I also knew I needed to rest so I could be strong for my baby.

​I remember the first night I stayed in Stevenson House I hardly slept. Knowing Isla was so close was comforting and I wanted to be with her all the time, but I also knew I needed to rest so I could be strong for my baby.

News   •   Nov 06, 2018 18:40 GMT

Ashley went into labour just 24 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to her local hospital. Unable to stop the labour, doctors delivered twin girls, Esme and Isla. Tragically, Esme was stillborn, but Isla had a faint heartbeat and was rushed up to the neonatal intensive care unit before being transferred over to London a few hours later for lifesaving treatment.

Grateful grandma walks miles for charity to celebrate baby granddaughter beating cancer

Grateful grandma walks miles for charity to celebrate baby granddaughter beating cancer

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.

Parents of boy born with half a heart back charity's Pyjama Party campaign

Parents of boy born with half a heart back charity's Pyjama Party campaign

News   •   Oct 17, 2018 11:55 BST

Claire and Alex, from Hemel Hempstead, are asking people to get involved with The Sick Children’s Trust’s Pyjama Party campaign to help the charity support more families, like theirs, when their child is seriously ill in hospital.

Sheffield chemotherapy nurse wins Hays Nurse Of The Year title

Sheffield chemotherapy nurse wins Hays Nurse Of The Year title

News   •   Oct 08, 2018 13:12 BST

Jayne was named Hays Healthcare Nurse of the Year and as a result nominated The Sick Children's Trust as her chosen charity to donate £1,000 to.

Mum training hard for first half marathon to thank charity who helped her family

Mum training hard for first half marathon to thank charity who helped her family

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.

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.

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for charity

Devoted Dad to drive miles in memory of baby Lewis and raise money for charity

News   •   Sep 14, 2018 10:27 BST

Gareth Wood is gearing up to take on the 2018 Screwball Rally this month in memory of his baby, Lewis, who tragically passed away at just four days old.

Father’s legacy helps keep 11,000 families with seriously ill children in hospital together

Father’s legacy helps keep 11,000 families with seriously ill children in hospital together

News   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:22 BST

For 25 years, The Sick Children's Trust has run Eckersley House, originally located at St James's University Hospital and currently at Leeds General Infirmary, supporting families with seriously ill children undergoing treatment at Leeds Children's Hospital. Eckersley House was founded by the Eckersley family, following a bequest from Robert Eckersley.

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.

Friends of family whose baby boy was born at just 23 weeks and 5 days raise £2,080 for charity

Friends of family whose baby boy was born at just 23 weeks and 5 days raise £2,080 for charity

News   •   Aug 21, 2018 10:34 BST

Friends of the Hyams family, who stayed at Stevenson House after baby William was born four months premature, have raised £2,080 after organising a giant raffle to say thank you to The Sick Children's Trust.

Zachary’s mum pounds the pavements to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Zachary’s mum pounds the pavements to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Aug 17, 2018 13:59 BST

Mum Elle is continuing her fundraising mission for Crawford House by taking on the Great North Run with two of her friends as thanks for supporting her when her son required specialist treatment at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

​Mum runs for charity that supported her following near-fatal house fire

​Mum runs for charity that supported her following near-fatal house fire

News   •   Aug 12, 2018 16:02 BST

Nineteen years ago, we supported Jackie's family when her son was rushed to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary after their house set on fire. Now Jackie is taking on the Great North Run to raise money for us.

Mum of tiny girl to hold ‘Stay and Play’ event in Chelmsford to fundraise for charity

Mum of tiny girl to hold ‘Stay and Play’ event in Chelmsford to fundraise for charity

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.

We honestly believe that because Noah could stay at Eckersley House and be there for his brother, Riley’s recovery was so much quicker

We honestly believe that because Noah could stay at Eckersley House and be there for his brother, Riley’s recovery was so much quicker

News   •   Jul 31, 2018 15:29 BST

Parents Chris and Wendy Watkins talk about how Eckersley House kept them by their son Riley's bedside, but also how having a 'Home from Home' meant that Riley was hardly separated from his twin, Noah.

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.

Father of sick toddler tackles Great North Run for charity

Father of sick toddler tackles Great North Run for charity

News   •   Jul 26, 2018 18:16 BST

Steven Saunderson, 46, is taking on the Great North Run on Sunday 9 September to support The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which kept him by his 19-month-old son Murdo’s hospital bedside throughout months of treatment.