Without the charity’s help, finding a way to keep our family together would’ve been incredibly hard.
News • Dec 13, 2018 11:49 GMT
Harvey is looking forward to celebrating his first Christmas with his parents at home after a traumatic start to life. Emily and Chris, from Upper Cambourne, share their story in support of The Sick Children's Trust's Christmas Appeal.
We can’t wait to celebrate a worry free Christmas with the twins this year, excited that in just a few months they will be welcoming their new baby brother or sister into the world!
News • Dec 04, 2018 16:19 GMT
Ruby Price went into labour just 23 weeks into her pregnancy and was rushed to from Southend Hospital to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge where she gave birth five days later. Leighton weighed 1lb 6oz and Lola only 1lb 2oz. Doctors warned the traumatised parents that there was a strong chance they would lose both babies. Miraculously, against all odds, they pulled through!
In the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep, I was able to express and take milk up to Leo on the ward and would sit with him so he knew he wasn’t alone.
News • Nov 20, 2018 11:02 GMT
After a very long labour baby Leo suffered from a pneumothorax when he took his first breath. He required lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, an hour away from the family's home. His parents and older brother, Jenson, stayed in Chestnut House for five days whilst he recovered and Leo made it home when he was 12 days old. He turned one year old in May this year.
Every time I walked through the front door at Acorn House and was greeted by Abi I relaxed and knew that, whilst we chatted, I would feel normal.
News • Oct 30, 2018 12:27 GMT
A devoted Dad, Ryan Mathewson, has shared his experience of staying in both Chestnut and Acorn Houses on multiple occasions whilst his son William has received lifesaving treatment at both The Rosie and Addenbrooke’s.
News • Sep 24, 2018 12:43 BST
Paula Hunter and her sister-in-law, Bev Hunter, are preparing to embark on the iconic Royal Parks Half Marathon on 14 October, which takes in some of the capital's world-famous landmarks and raise at least £700 for The Sick Children's Trust. They are taking on the challenge as thanks for the charity's support after Paula's daughter, Lily, was born seriously unwell and needed lifesaving treatment.
The Sick Children’s Trust supported me and my family when a textbook pregnancy turned into a nightmare.
News • Aug 24, 2018 15:07 BST
When Claire's daughter Ava was born, she wasn't breathing. She has to be immediately transferred to The Rosie Hospital, while Claire had to stay at Peterborough Hospital to recover.
News • May 30, 2018 16:55 BST
Jenny and Simon Hill continue with their fundraising mission for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported them when their baby daughter required emergency treatment at The Rosie Hospital shortly after she was born. They stayed with us at Chestnut House for 45 days after Emilia's lifesaving surgery. Emilia is getting ready to celebrate her second birthday in just a few days time!
Cambridge Building Society kicks off fundraising for The Sick Children’s Trust with Big Chocolate Tea
News • May 17, 2018 11:08 BST
The Sick Children's Trust has been selected as the Cambridge Building Society's Summer partnership and have kicked off their fundraising with a Big Chocolate Tea event and cooking in Acorn House.
News • Apr 30, 2018 14:53 BST
In December 2017 Chris and his wife Laura were devastated when their baby, Willow, arrived 13 weeks premature. Fortunately, having received lifesaving treatment at The Rosie Hospital, she pulled through and is now 16 months old and thriving. However, the family could not be more grateful for the support they received from The Sick Children's Trust during this time.
News • Apr 12, 2018 12:01 BST
David Rayner is lacing up his trainers and getting ready to run the Virgin Money London Marathon later this month to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust as thanks for supporting his stepdaughter when her baby daughter required lifesaving treatment miles away from home.
I do not have the words to say what a difference The Sick Children’s Trust made to our lives during such a traumatic time
News • Apr 05, 2018 17:05 BST
Lauren and Andrew were supported by us at Chestnut Houses after the birth of their identical triplet boys, Ted, Tom, and Ralphy, in February 2014. Sadly Ralphy didn’t make it and died in his parents’ arms, but Ted and Tom are now four years old. Lauren and Andrew are taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 miles cycle challenge to raise £30 for every night Ralphy was in hospital, £1,470.
The Sick Children’s Trust was there for us when we didn’t think our precious baby girl was going to make it; without them I don’t know how we would have survived.
News • Apr 03, 2018 12:24 BST
We supported Rhiannon and Zak in Chestnut House for three weeks when their daughter Luna was recovering from necrotising enterocolitis.. Luna has since battled pneumonia, been declared profoundly deaf and had stoma reversal surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. When the family returned to Cambridge for Luna’s second operation, Rhiannon and Zak stayed with us again at Acorn House.
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