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Neighbour and friend of Lowings family to raise thousands in memory of teenager Harry

Neighbour and friend of Lowings family to raise thousands in memory of teenager Harry

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.

 Friend running to raise money for family of little boy in desperate need of a new heart

Friend running to raise money for family of little boy in desperate need of a new heart

News   •   Mar 19, 2018 15:20 GMT

Emma Ford is taking on her first ever marathon challenge to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust who continue to support her close friends, Tracy and Adrian Bloor, whose son Alexander is in desperate need of a new heart. She will run the Virgin Money London Marathon on 22 April alongside 16 other #TeamSCT runners.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

In times like these, you need the support of your family. You can’t do it alone.

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 16:46 GMT

We supported Ivy's parents when she was flown from Malta to Great Ormond Street Hospital for heart surgery.

We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history

We were told Tessa was one in 500 million and only 37 cases like hers have ever been recorded in medical history

News   •   Dec 22, 2017 12:04 GMT

Tessa Evans was born with an incredibly rare facial anomaly called arhinia, which means she has no nose. It is an extremely rare condition, with 47 reported cases in the history of modern medicine to this day. When she was born her parents were told she was one in 500 million, although since then the odds have gone down to one in 20 million.

Family support The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’

Family support The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas appeal as thanks for giving them a ‘Home from Home’

News   •   Dec 19, 2017 12:50 GMT

Alexander Morris' family have donated £210 to our Christmas appeal, bringing us closer to our target of £13,140, enough to keep our ten 'Homes from Home' running over the festive period!

Dad and friends complete national Three Peaks Challenge in just 27 hours to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

Dad and friends complete national Three Peaks Challenge in just 27 hours to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Sep 19, 2017 11:37 BST

Dad and friends take on mammoth Three Peaks Challenge and raise over £4,000 for The Sick Children's Trust

The hospital treatment was of course of paramount importance, but the love of a family and being able to remain together during such a traumatic time was the best medicine by far.

The hospital treatment was of course of paramount importance, but the love of a family and being able to remain together during such a traumatic time was the best medicine by far.

News   •   Sep 01, 2017 17:05 BST

Evie was born with Crouzon Syndrome, a rare genetic syndrome which affects approximately one in 65,000 children at birth. It means that the seams in the plates in Evie’s skull had already fused together before she was born which would prevent her skull from growing normally. We have supported her family at Guilford Street and Rainbow Houses since she was born in 2010.

Little Jay who defied doctors’ expectations packs his bag ready for school

Little Jay who defied doctors’ expectations packs his bag ready for school

News   •   Aug 24, 2017 09:15 BST

Jay has been in and out of hospital all his life. In July he underwent a gastric pull up where part of his oesophagus was replaced with reconstructed stomach tissue and his stomach was moved up into his chest. And because of Jay's sheer determination, he recovered from his operation quickly and will be going back to school in September to start year one.

You don’t know until you’ve been there just what a fantastic charity The Sick Children’s Trust is.

You don’t know until you’ve been there just what a fantastic charity The Sick Children’s Trust is.

News   •   Aug 23, 2017 16:56 BST

Hayden underwent major lifesaving surgery at just three months old when doctors discovered he had two holes in his heart and a tear. During his time at GOSH, we supported his family at Guilford Street House.

Fundraisers abseil down Spinnaker Tower to thank charity for supporting their family

Fundraisers abseil down Spinnaker Tower to thank charity for supporting their family

News   •   Aug 08, 2017 15:12 BST

We supported Julie when her daughter Rebecca was seriously ill in Great Ormond Street Hospital and since she has been fundraising for us along with friends and family.

The charity had given me the one thing I needed, as a Dad, at that moment – to be with my son.

The charity had given me the one thing I needed, as a Dad, at that moment – to be with my son.

News   •   Jul 06, 2017 14:00 BST

Scott and Liv, along with their eldest son Theo, were supported by Guilford Street House when their son Noah was undergoing treatment in Great Ormond Street Hospital. They have shared their story to thank us for the enabling them to spend as much time with possible with their son during his precious few months of life.

Guilford Street House meant we could spend our time focusing on Jake.

Guilford Street House meant we could spend our time focusing on Jake.

News   •   Jul 05, 2017 10:53 BST

We supported Jake's parents at Guilford Street House when he needed treatment in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Family take on Great Newham run for The Sick Children’s Trust

Family take on Great Newham run for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jun 21, 2017 11:49 BST

The Sick Children's Trust helped the Hicks family when their baby daughter, Lily, was given just a 20% chance of survival after contracting bacterial meningitis. Now the Hicks family have taken on an ambitious fundraising challenge for the charity to say thank you.

Thank you for allowing us to be together and support one another when we felt our world was about to come crashing down.

Thank you for allowing us to be together and support one another when we felt our world was about to come crashing down.

News   •   May 04, 2017 09:40 BST

Darcie was born with gastroschisis which meant her intestines were outside her body and colonic atresia; a gap in her large intestine. We supported her parents, Jade and Lewis at Guilford Street House during her treatment.

Family Fun Day To Be Held In Memory Of Baby Emma

Family Fun Day To Be Held In Memory Of Baby Emma

News   •   Apr 28, 2017 13:06 BST

Ten years ago Jane and Neil experienced the heartbreak of losing their baby daughter, Emma. Since they have been fundraising in her memory. On Saturday 13 May they will be holding a Big Chocolate Tea family fun day to raise money for us as thanks for supporting them in Guilford Street House.

Friend’s 174 Mile Cycle Challenge In Memory Of 12-Year-Old Lydia

Friend’s 174 Mile Cycle Challenge In Memory Of 12-Year-Old Lydia

News   •   Apr 21, 2017 16:53 BST

Colin day and his friends who are all novice cyclists are taking on The Way of the Roses cycle challenge next month to raise money in memory of Lydia who sadly passed away last year. They're hoping to raise £9,000.

Staying at Guilford Street House meant that Skye was able to have both her mum and dad with her the whole time, and we could stay together as a family.

Staying at Guilford Street House meant that Skye was able to have both her mum and dad with her the whole time, and we could stay together as a family.

News   •   Mar 31, 2017 15:25 BST

Gabi and Gavin Draper were supported by The Sick Children's Trust's Guilford Street House while their daughter, Skye, underwent treatment for pneumococcal meningitis.

With the help of fantastic people like Tina, I know we can get by and take on anything that comes our way.
Georgia Gets Ready To Raise Thousands In Memory Of Sister Sydnee

Georgia Gets Ready To Raise Thousands In Memory Of Sister Sydnee

News   •   Mar 01, 2017 16:34 GMT

Georgia is taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon for #TeamSCT in memory of her sister Sydnee who sadly passed away last September. Throughout her life, Sydnee was in and out of her local hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, where we supported her family with free accommodation.

Things like being able to wash our clothes and make a cup of tea helped us to retain a little normality.

Things like being able to wash our clothes and make a cup of tea helped us to retain a little normality.

News   •   Mar 01, 2017 14:28 GMT

When Ella needed treating at Great Ormond Street Hospital, we supported her parents at Guilford Street House.