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Devoted Mum prepares to take on 100km challenge for The Sick Children’s Trust

Devoted Mum prepares to take on 100km challenge for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   May 17, 2018 09:10 BST

Jessica is lacing up her trainers to get ready for the London2Brighton challenge, where she’ll run 100km from the capital to the coast, on Saturday 26 May as thanks for supporting her at Rainbow House when her son needed lifesaving surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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.

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.

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.

QBE leaves a trail of glitter and festive cheer

QBE leaves a trail of glitter and festive cheer

News   •   Dec 10, 2017 10:46 GMT

We were delighted to welcome QBE volunteers to our London 'Homes from Home' earlier this week. The volunteers kindly decorated every house, cooked for the families and left Christmas hampers for them all.

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.

Enthusiastic cyclist rides 100 miles to thank charity which supported his friends

Enthusiastic cyclist rides 100 miles to thank charity which supported his friends

News   •   Aug 07, 2017 09:28 BST

A keen cyclist who completed the Prudential Ride 100 last weekend is due to take on another 100 mile cycling challenge in September to fundraise for The Sick Children’s Trust charity and ‘Let’s talk about William’.

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.

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.

Cara Takes On 630 mile Trek to Thank Charities for Support

Cara Takes On 630 mile Trek to Thank Charities for Support

News   •   Nov 07, 2016 16:55 GMT

Cara has set herself the challenge of completing the South West Coast Path Walk in two months to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust, Merley Community Pre-School and Meningitis Now as thanks for the charities' support.

Sponsored Walk in Hyde Park for Children's Charity

Sponsored Walk in Hyde Park for Children's Charity

News   •   Aug 10, 2016 16:44 BST

​On Saturday 20 August come and join The Sick Children’s Trust for its annual sponsored walk.

You’re just a few minutes’ walk from your sick child’s bedside. If you need to be there during the night, you can be.

You’re just a few minutes’ walk from your sick child’s bedside. If you need to be there during the night, you can be.

News   •   Apr 29, 2016 11:02 BST

Claire and Stefano were supported at Rainbow House while their baby daughter underwent three life-saving operations, and a fourth one earlier this year.

 Grandad's mission to raise over £2,000 for The Sick Children's Trust

Grandad's mission to raise over £2,000 for The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Mar 17, 2016 11:27 GMT

Grandad Denham is aiming to raise over £2,000 to help another family in Rainbow House after we supported his son and daughter-in-law when their daughter, Layla, required heart surgery.

Friend takes on 'The Grizzly' in memory of best pal

Friend takes on 'The Grizzly' in memory of best pal

News   •   Mar 07, 2016 09:10 GMT

Linsey Smith will be running The Grizzly next weekend to say thank you for supporting her friend Gemma as a child by giving her family a 'Home from Home' as she battled cancer.

Running for Joshua

Running for Joshua

News   •   Feb 05, 2016 09:11 GMT

Ian and Dave will be undertaking four major challenges in just 90 days to thank the charity for supporting their friends Matt and Catherine at Rainbow and Guilford Street House when their son Joshua required long term specialist treatment

The Sick Children’s Trust is not just a ‘Home from Home’ but a family

The Sick Children’s Trust is not just a ‘Home from Home’ but a family

News   •   Jan 25, 2016 11:27 GMT

Thomas' family stayed with us at Rainbow House last year when her underwent his fourth heart surgery. Here's their story.

Acorn House allowed us to spend our first night together as a family in nearly two months

Acorn House allowed us to spend our first night together as a family in nearly two months

News   •   Jan 04, 2016 12:27 GMT

Jessie was born with one lung and had a narrowed trachea. Jessie’s family stayed with us at Acorn House when she was being treated at Addenbrooke’s and at Rainbow House when she was treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In hospital nearly a hundred miles from home, we needed to be there for our little boy

In hospital nearly a hundred miles from home, we needed to be there for our little boy

News   •   Dec 18, 2015 10:58 GMT

Finley spent last Christmas in hospital, but this year he will be spending it at home

Staying at Rainbow House meant that we didn’t have to decide between being with our sick baby and being there for our other children

Staying at Rainbow House meant that we didn’t have to decide between being with our sick baby and being there for our other children

News   •   Oct 14, 2015 12:36 BST

Baby Teddy needed heart surgery at GOSH, and we supported his family at Rainbow House – they have two daughters and were particularly grateful that the whole family could be kept together during this time