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Dad Drives Home Support During Charity Golf Day

Dad Drives Home Support During Charity Golf Day

News   •   Aug 08, 2019 15:43 BST

​A Billericay dad has organised his eighth annual charity golf day to raise vital funds for charity, The Sick Children’s Trust, which gave him a place to stay close to his daughter’s hospital bedside.

Stevenson House made it possible to be with our daughter during the most crucial time of her life.

Stevenson House made it possible to be with our daughter during the most crucial time of her life.

News   •   Jun 26, 2019 14:32 BST

Poppy was born with a rare condition that led to an emergency transfer to The Royal London Children's Hospital in Whitechapel at less than a day old. We supported her parents, Sam and Andrew, at Stevenson House while Poppy underwent specialist treatment and recovered from her operation.

I had only just started to look pregnant when my baby girl arrived 106 days early. After spending four months in hospital we finally took Sophia home in December and have just celebrated her turning six months old.

I had only just started to look pregnant when my baby girl arrived 106 days early. After spending four months in hospital we finally took Sophia home in December and have just celebrated her turning six months old.

News   •   Feb 11, 2019 16:05 GMT

Will and Vicky Simpson stayed with us at Stevenson House after Sophia was born at 24 weeks gestation weighing just 1lb 10oz. She overcame many challenges during the initial few weeks of her life and was transferred to Broomfield Hospital, closer to home, at just eight weeks old. Miraculously her parents took her home for the first time in December and she has just celebrate turning six months old.

Local Dad to run two marathons in two weeks to raise money for  The Sick Children’s Trust

Local Dad to run two marathons in two weeks to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 22, 2019 12:21 GMT

Daniel Roche, whose five year old son required emergency lifesaving treatment shortly after he was born, will be running the Brighton Marathon and then the Virgin Money London Marathon two weeks later in April to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.

​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.

Parents say thank you to charity who helped their family

Parents say thank you to charity who helped their family

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 13:50 BST

The Richards family have spoken out in support of The Sick Children's Trust, which supported them for six weeks at Stevenson House when baby Joshua needed lifesaving surgery at Royal London Children's Hospital shortly after he was born.

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.

In the minutes after William arrived, Dan and I watched on helplessly, as doctors and nurses battled to establish an airway so our baby could breathe

In the minutes after William arrived, Dan and I watched on helplessly, as doctors and nurses battled to establish an airway so our baby could breathe

News   •   Aug 07, 2018 09:30 BST

When mum, Anita, became unwell with tummy ache just 23 weeks into her pregnancy she didn’t think she was going into labour. However, within hours, she gave birth to William. Baby William didn’t breathe for 30 minutes although he had a heartbeat, meaning the doctors had to try to resuscitate him. By some miracle, they were able to intubate him and he was transferred to RLCH for treatment.

Alexander starts school just months after undergoing fifth surgery

Alexander starts school just months after undergoing fifth surgery

News   •   Aug 06, 2018 13:16 BST

Alexander recently graduated from nursery and is now ready to start primary school just months after undergoing his fifth surgery.

Eva’s parents back charity’s chocola-tea fundraising campaign

Eva’s parents back charity’s chocola-tea fundraising campaign

News   •   May 30, 2018 09:06 BST

Eva's parents, Charlie and Ross, are encouraging their local community to get involved in Big Chocolate Tea. Read why here.

Family continues fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust by joining in Big Chocolate Tea

Family continues fundraising mission for The Sick Children’s Trust by joining in Big Chocolate Tea

News   •   May 03, 2018 19:44 BST

The Smallbone family have continued to support The Sick Children's Trust by getting involved in Big Chocolate Tea as thanks for supporting them when their daughter required emergency treatment miles away from home.

Not even the 'Beast from the East' stopped this determined dad from raising over £1,200 for charity

Not even the 'Beast from the East' stopped this determined dad from raising over £1,200 for charity

News   •   Apr 24, 2018 10:00 BST

Tim Prosser spent hours pounding the pavements in the run up to the Brentwood Half Marathon, due to take place last month. However, following the UK’s worst weather in decades, the event had to be cancelled for the first time in 37 years. Determined not to let this stop him, Tim carried on with his fundraising mission and completed his own virtual half marathon a few weeks later.

Stevenson House kicks off choc-tastic campaign in style

Stevenson House kicks off choc-tastic campaign in style

News   •   Apr 18, 2018 11:56 BST

The Sick Children’s Trust’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, Big Chocolate Tea, has got off to a choc-tastic start after families, friends, supporters and staff came together for a fun-filled afternoon.

Meet the family who star in The Sick Children's Trust's new film

Meet the family who star in The Sick Children's Trust's new film

News   •   Mar 08, 2018 16:30 GMT

Destiny Nevard and her Mum, Karen, feature in our new film, which showcases the charity’s vital work in helping families when they need it most. Find out more about Destiny's amazing journey after she was hit by a car and suffered life-threatening injuries. Fortunately, we were able to provide her family with a room in Stevenson House just moments from her intensive care bed.

On 22 December I thought my daughter wasn’t going to make it, but just 72 hours later she woke up and shortly afterwards my partner, Trevor, proposed to me in the lobby of Stevenson House.

On 22 December I thought my daughter wasn’t going to make it, but just 72 hours later she woke up and shortly afterwards my partner, Trevor, proposed to me in the lobby of Stevenson House.

News   •   Mar 07, 2018 11:38 GMT

When Chloe fell ill in December 2015 her mother, Emma, became very concerned. A few days later Chloe was rushed to their local hospital in the middle of the night, where she was intubated and transferred to London for lifesaving treatment. During this time we supported her family at Stevenson House with free 'Home from Home' accommodation.

The sense of solidarity at Stevenson House is what helps you get through the tough days.

The sense of solidarity at Stevenson House is what helps you get through the tough days.

News   •   Mar 01, 2018 10:21 GMT

Before Mabel was born, she was give just a 50% chance of survival. However, when she entered the world, she proved to be a little fighter and defied the odds set against her. For weeks she was treated at The Royal London Children's Hospital and during this time we supported her parents and older brother at Stevenson House.

Knowing your baby could stop breathing every time they go to sleep is a terrifying reality that turns your world upside down.

Knowing your baby could stop breathing every time they go to sleep is a terrifying reality that turns your world upside down.

News   •   Feb 28, 2018 09:00 GMT

Baby Sydney-Rose was diagnosed with necrotising enterocolitis and had to be transferred by emergency to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge, over 90 minutes from her family's home. We supported her family at Chestnut House. Shortly after that we supported the Keatings again at Stevenson House when Sydney-Rose stopped breathing and required further lifesaving treatment. Mum, Tate, tells their story.

Home is the feeling you get when you open the door to Stevenson House.

Home is the feeling you get when you open the door to Stevenson House.

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 09:00 GMT

Born with gastroschisis Nelly was transferred by emergency to The Royal London Children’s Hospital shortly after birth. At just 12 hours old she underwent the lifesaving operation to put her intestines back into her body. The operation was a success and for six weeks whilst Nelly recovered in hospital we supported her parents with a room at Stevenson House.

Dad prepares to take on half marathon to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

Dad prepares to take on half marathon to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Feb 13, 2018 09:10 GMT

Next month, Tim will be running the Brentwood Half Marathon to raise money for us as thanks for supporting him and partner Victoria at Stevenson House in 2013 when their son Jack was born.

There was a room for us at Stevenson House. I burst into tears. I was so relieved.

There was a room for us at Stevenson House. I burst into tears. I was so relieved.

News   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:11 GMT

Charlie and Ross were supported at Stevenson House when their daughter, Eva, was born prematurely at 27 weeks.