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.
News • Feb 14, 2018 09:00 GMT
A grateful dad, Mark Dean, whose two year old son required emergency lifesaving treatment when he was born will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust after we gave him and his wife, Poppy, a room at Chestnut House whilst baby David was in The Rosie Hospital
At the time when I desperately needed to be with my son, The Sick Children’s Trust made that possible.
News • Jan 19, 2018 11:00 GMT
Ned was born at 28 weeks weighing just 1.2kilos. He had a grade four bleed on the brain, sepsis and needed resuscitating and ventilating. Mum, Kerry, was told that the odds were very much against him and it was unlikely he would survive. However today, Ned celebrates his first birthday.
20 month old Flynn and family to feature in BBC Lifeline to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust
News • Jan 17, 2018 16:26 GMT
We supported Flynn's family in 2016 when he was born at 27 weeks and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital. He's now doing really well and this month, his family share their story on national television to help raise awareness and vital funds for The Sick Children's Trust.
News • Jan 03, 2018 09:00 GMT
Laura and Chris Penfold are on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported them when baby Willow was born 13 weeks early and needed lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital.
The world of prematurity is one that you never think you are going to be a part of until it happens. You have a lifetime membership to a club you didn’t want to join.
News • Dec 24, 2017 15:06 GMT
Baby Willow was born on 28 December 2016 at just 27 weeks old. Now the Penfold family are getting ready to celebrate her first Christmas after a tumultuous start to the year.
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!
News • Nov 13, 2017 09:50 GMT
Doting father organises weekly runs around his local park and raises over £300 to say thank you to The Sick Children's Trust
News • Oct 26, 2017 09:45 BST
Two mums who met at Chestnut House complete Glow In The Park Run to say thank you for supporting them after birth of their baby sons
News • Sep 26, 2017 14:27 BST
A young father is running the Leicester Half Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust to say thank you for supporting his family when they needed it most
News • Aug 15, 2017 15:30 BST
Caitlin and Daniel will start school for the very first time this September, despite not expecting to survive. The twins were born prematurely and spent the first 19 weeks of their lives in hospital. We supported their parents at Chestnut House.
News • Jun 19, 2017 15:51 BST
15 student officers from Essex police college have raised over £2,000 for The Sick Children's Trust through a 24 hour football fundraiser.
News • May 31, 2017 15:15 BST
Rachel and Dan were told to prepare for heartbreak after their daughter was starved of oxygen for 22 minutes. During this time, we supported them at Chestnut House.
News • Apr 15, 2017 16:07 BST
News • Apr 03, 2017 10:37 BST
Flynn was born at 27 weeks and was seriously ill. Although at six weeks it seemed like he was turning a corner, he got even worse with septicemia. Now, Flynn is 11 months old and is doing really well and celebrates his first birthday next month.
News • Mar 30, 2017 10:35 BST
Natasha and Ashley Elley are joining in the chocola-tea fun this April and are asking others to get involved in helping The Sick Children's Trust raise over £65,000.
News • Feb 10, 2017 09:15 GMT
Freya-Lilly was born full term weighing in at over 9lbs. However, she was seriously ill after inhaling meconium during labour. Freya spent two weeks at Colchester Hospital, but after showing no signs of improvement she was transferred to The Rosie Hospital, where we supported her family at Chestnut House.
The best thing was if I woke up in the middle of the night and wanted to see Stanley, I could just go upstairs and he was there. I was never far away from my baby boy.
News • Jan 20, 2017 16:09 GMT
Stanley was born at 27 weeks, weighing 2lb 1oz. We supported his family in Chestnut House while he received his treatment.
Thanks to The Sick Children’s Trust’s ‘Homes from Home’; we could be with the boys at any time, which meant the world to us.
News • Jan 18, 2017 17:20 GMT
James and Alex are about to celebrate their first birthday despite being born at 29 weeks. We supported their family at Chestnut and Acorn House.
News • Jan 11, 2017 13:18 GMT
Albie was born at just over 26 weeks and it wasn’t until he was five hours old that his parents, Tyler and Michala, got to meet him. He was rushed off to The Rosie Hospital, from Colchester, and over the next nine weeks his parents watched him fight for survival. During their time at The Rosie Hospital, we supported the couple in Chestnut House.