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When Alfie was born he was so tiny he weighed little more than half a bag of sugar

When Alfie was born he was so tiny he weighed little more than half a bag of sugar

News   •   Jan 08, 2018 14:27 GMT

The parents of Alfie Knight, who was born weighing just 545 grams, were given a room at Eckersley House for over ten weeks whilst he received life-saving treatment in Leeds General Infirmary

Alex and I owe Dr. Mary Barraclough everything. Without her, Henry would not be here today.

Alex and I owe Dr. Mary Barraclough everything. Without her, Henry would not be here today.

News   •   Dec 23, 2017 09:00 GMT

Henry, was diagnosed with leukaemia back in September. Having been transferred to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) for lifesaving treatment, his family were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust. Fortunately Henry has made it home in time for Christmas, and although he is still undergoing treatment as an outpatient, is excitedly getting ready to celebrate with his family.

"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."

"Friday 13th is an unlucky day for some, but for Tom and I, it was the amazing day we got to meet our son for the first time."

News   •   Dec 14, 2017 13:02 GMT

Albie’s parents knew he would need lifesaving surgery soon after birth and had heard about the work of The Sick Children’s Trust. Their baby spent over three weeks recovering in hospital and during this time the charity supported his family at Eckersley House. And as thank you, Albie and his family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust first ever Christmas appeal!

All I want for Christmas is a big family Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is a big family Christmas!

News   •   Dec 11, 2017 12:19 GMT

At just seven weeks old Kobi became seriously ill and was diagnosed with multiple heart conditions, which led to him spending his first Christmas in Leeds General Infirmary. The Sick Children’s Trust has supported Kobi’s family at Eckersley House since his first admission. As a thank you, Kobi's family have joined in The Sick Children’s Trust’s first ever Christmas appeal!

Grateful grandmother raises £285 for The Sick Children's Trust

Grateful grandmother raises £285 for The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Nov 30, 2017 11:35 GMT

A devoted grandmother, Jeanne Cookson, has raised £285 for The Sick Children's Trust after we gave her daughter and son-in-law free accommodation at Eckersley House after their baby son was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary.

Uncle attempts to break Guinness World Record to celebrate first birthday of miracle baby niece

Uncle attempts to break Guinness World Record to celebrate first birthday of miracle baby niece

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 18:59 GMT

Doncaster Rugby League player, Liam Welham, has applied to break the Guinness World Record for a continuous 24 hour jog to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust who supported his sister, Emily.

Parents of extremely premature baby boy are smashing their fundraising target for The Sick Children's Trust

Parents of extremely premature baby boy are smashing their fundraising target for The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Oct 26, 2017 16:23 BST

Charlotte and Lee Bradford are fundraising to thank The Sick Children's Trust for supporting them when their son, Thomas, was seriously unwell

We can go and have a restful sleep, as we know we are so close to our son.

We can go and have a restful sleep, as we know we are so close to our son.

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 15:46 BST

James has a rare condition called lymphangiomatosis and needed specialist treatment at Leeds General Infirmary. We supported his parents at Eckersley House.

Local primary school make a difference for The Sick Children’s Trust

Local primary school make a difference for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jul 21, 2017 14:25 BST

Year Four pupils from a Leeds primary school have raised £1,470.89 this year for The Sick Children’s Trust as part of the nationwide Make a Difference Challenge.

She was our baby and here for a reason. We were determined to do whatever necessary to give her a fighting chance.

She was our baby and here for a reason. We were determined to do whatever necessary to give her a fighting chance.

News   •   Apr 04, 2017 09:13 BST

When Lisa and her partner Buba found out they were expecting a baby girl they were overjoyed. Their excitement turned to fear when a scan detected that their baby had a serious heart defect and might not make it. If she survived the pregnancy, she would require lifesaving surgery just hours after birth at Leeds General Infirmary.

Parents Of Little Girl Not Expected To Survive Back Charity’s Big Chocolate Tea Campaign

Parents Of Little Girl Not Expected To Survive Back Charity’s Big Chocolate Tea Campaign

News   •   Apr 04, 2017 09:00 BST

Lisa Thompkins and Buba Jallow are calling on others to support Big Chocolate Tea after we supported them in Eckersley House. Read how their daughter defied doctors expectations.

We were back in LGI, once again desperately fearing for our son’s life, but Eckersley House helped us through it.

We were back in LGI, once again desperately fearing for our son’s life, but Eckersley House helped us through it.

News   •   Jan 04, 2017 09:00 GMT

When Marcus was four years old, he the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with a condition called abdominal aortic aneurysm. Thankfully, he overcame it but seven years later, he was admitted back to hospital, fighting for life once again. During his time at Leeds General Infirmary, his parents - Sarah and Paul - were supported at Eckersley House.

Hospital can be a very lonely place, and it makes a huge difference for a child to have their family close by.

Hospital can be a very lonely place, and it makes a huge difference for a child to have their family close by.

News   •   Dec 31, 2016 09:37 GMT

Connor was treated in Leeds General Infirmary following a stoke, during this time his family were supported at Eckersley House.

One week to go: Parents of girl born weighing half a bag of sugar show support for charity

One week to go: Parents of girl born weighing half a bag of sugar show support for charity

News   •   Oct 10, 2016 15:39 BST

With just one week to go until the launch of Pyjama Party, Kirsty and Ben are asking you to join in the fun and get involved with Pyjama Party.

"They helped us so much in our time of need, and now we're going to help them."

"They helped us so much in our time of need, and now we're going to help them."

News   •   Sep 26, 2016 09:03 BST

Charlotte and Nick Ford are encouraging friends and family to get involved with The Sick Children's Trust's Pyjama Party this October.

Amazing Pupils Come Together In Support of One Special Baby Girl

Amazing Pupils Come Together In Support of One Special Baby Girl

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 12:01 BST

Nafferton Primary School pupils donated £400 worth of gifts to The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Home from Home’ Eckersley House after their teacher told them how much Eckersley House.

She was so tiny, how would she be able to fight against the big battle ahead?

She was so tiny, how would she be able to fight against the big battle ahead?

News   •   Aug 31, 2016 09:17 BST

Grace was born at 28 weeks weighing as little as half a bag of sugar. Not only did she have many issues because she was born prematurely, she also had sepsis and a bleed on the brain. Grace required specialist treatment at the LGI and her parents stayed at Eckersley House.

Flynn gets ready to start school this September

Flynn gets ready to start school this September

News   •   Aug 23, 2016 13:20 BST

After graduating from nursery, Flynn Brown is all set to start school - and he's very excited!

Annual Ripon Family Fun Day in memory of inspirational Baby Brooke

Annual Ripon Family Fun Day in memory of inspirational Baby Brooke

News   •   Jul 29, 2016 10:41 BST

On 6 August a Ripon family are holding a Family Fun Day in memory of Baby Brooke.

Eckersley House was like a haven, away from the hustle and bustle of the hospital but close enough for us to go straight back if needed.

Eckersley House was like a haven, away from the hustle and bustle of the hospital but close enough for us to go straight back if needed.

News   •   Jul 15, 2016 14:50 BST

At just nine days old Amelia had life-saving heart surgery. We supported her family at Eckersley House whilst she was being treated at Leeds General Infirmary.