We said our final goodbyes to George five times in the first few months of his life, but against every odd our brave baby pulled through and made it home from hospital
News • Jan 24, 2019 12:27 GMT
George Bownes was born at just 23 weeks and six days last July weighing 700g. At six days old he became seriously ill with necrotising enterocolitis and underwent emergency surgery and miraculously he survived the procedure. When he was five months old George was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and his parents, Hanna and Daniel, moved into Magnolia House.
This time last year things didn’t look good for Noah, but this Christmas he is thriving and we will be celebrating at home with close friends and family.
News • Oct 30, 2018 23:05 GMT
Mum Tina shares her experience of what its like to have a child in hospital over Christmas as part of our appeal. It costs £13,230 for us to run our ten 'Homes from Home' over the Christmas period to support families like Tina and Noah.
News • Oct 08, 2018 13:12 BST
Jayne was named Hays Healthcare Nurse of the Year and as a result nominated The Sick Children's Trust as her chosen charity to donate £1,000 to.
The Sick Children’s Trust gave us a ‘Home from Home’ for over eight weeks whilst Oscar was in hospital. When we were going through hell they provided us with some sense of normality.
News • Jun 05, 2018 13:03 BST
Oscar was diagnosed with encephalitis, an uncommon but serious condition in which the brain becomes inflamed in February this year and he was transferred by emergency to Sheffield Children's Hospital for lifesaving treatment. Once there we gave his Mum and Dad free 'Home from Home' accommodation at both Magnolia and Treetop Houses for eight weeks until he was discharged home.
News • May 29, 2018 15:20 BST
The Leverton family have held been fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust ever since we supported them at Treetop House and have so far raised £196,000.
It’s been a rocky few months since Finn was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with lots of ups and down. I wish I could wrap my baby up in a bubble to keep him safe.
News • May 25, 2018 15:46 BST
In February baby Finn became seriously unwell when he was just six months old. He was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital with extreme breathing difficulties and a dangerously high temperature. On arrival Finn was sedated whilst doctors battled to save his life. Two days later, and with her baby still seriously ill, Mum, Shannon Brown, was relieved to be offered a room at Magnolia House.
News • May 09, 2018 09:30 BST
Helen's niece, Rio, was involved in a serious car accident which left her fighting for life in a hospital 50 miles away from home. During her time at Leeds General Infirmary and Sheffield CHildren's Hospital, we supported Rio's family with free 'Home from Home' accommodation.
While there is no cure, cystic fibrosis is so close to being a liveable disease. There is a lot of hope.
News • Mar 12, 2018 11:23 GMT
Charlie Aitchison underwent lifesaving surgery when he was just two days old after being diagnosed with a blocked bowel. Over the weeks that followed his parents were supported by The Sick Children's Trust at Treetop House and were never more than a few moments from his hospital bedside. Charlie was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a life-limiting illness when he was just three weeks old.
I can’t put in to words what it feels like to be told your two year old daughter has a life-threatening brain tumour. And that it’s growing so deep inside her head that they might not be able to remove it all.
News • Feb 15, 2018 09:00 GMT
Mum, Dani Spence, stayed with us at Magnolia and Treetop House whilst her daughter, Lacey, underwent lifesaving treatment to remove a brain tumour in Sheffield Children's Hospital. Fortunately Lacey is now out of hospital and recovering well. Here Dani tells her story.
When Summer-Mae was strong enough we were invited to take her to a tea party at Treetop House and we caught up with the other families and staff.
News • Jan 22, 2018 18:23 GMT
Summer-Mae was born in November 2008 and is seriously disabled. Last September, while the family of nine were on a family holiday together, Summer-Mae became seriously ill and had to be ventilated and placed into a medically induced coma before being transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. We supported her family whilst Summer-Mae recovered.
Treetop and Magnolia Houses have been our lifeline during our darkest times, without them we don’t know how we could have coped
News • Dec 18, 2017 14:42 GMT
Zac Keith was born with hydrocephalus and cerebral palsy in January 2013 at just 29 weeks. His parents were supported by The Sick Children’s Trust after he was transferred to Sheffield Children's Hospital. 2017 has been a tough year for Zac, who has been in and out of hospital and once again his family have been supported by the charity on three separate occasions.
Even though we didn’t feel like celebrating, we were able to be together as a family over Christmas, just minutes from our baby boy
News • Nov 22, 2017 10:00 GMT
Less than 48 hours after taking their baby boy home, Jane and Simon Careless were back in hospital, standing back and watching their new-born, George, undergo countless scans and X-rays. Doctors diagnosed him with Hirschsprung's disease and he was transferred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital for urgent treatment. We have given his family a ‘Home from Home' each time he has been in hospital.
Dad walks marathon and raises £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust who supported them after birth of baby son
News • Nov 21, 2017 10:32 GMT
Richard Cheung has raised £3,625 for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported his family at both Magnolia and Treetop House whilst baby Noah was receiving treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital
News • Nov 20, 2017 08:00 GMT
A grateful mum has held a pyjama party in her workplace and raised money for The Sick Children's Trust after she stayed with us at both Treetop and Magnolia House when her baby boy was seriously ill
News • Oct 11, 2017 11:07 BST
Reuben Lavric sadly passed away last August and since his family have been tirelessly fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust along with TOFs and The Children's Hospital Charity.
Grandma races to raise funds for charity that was there for daughter when son underwent lifesaving surgery
News • Aug 22, 2017 16:23 BST
On Sunday 10 September, Ros will be taking on the Great North Run after being inspired by her grandson Freddie who continues to fight an extremely rare condition in Sheffield Children's Hospital.
News • Aug 17, 2017 12:59 BST
When Oliver was born seriously ill, he needed specialist treatment at Sheffield Children's Hospital and during this time, we supported his family at Treetop House. Now Dad Adrian is taking part in the Great North Run to thank us for our support.
News • Aug 03, 2017 11:49 BST
After undergoing a brain tumour removal operation, ten year old Lola has made an amazing recovery and is ready to start secondary school this September.
News • Jun 20, 2017 09:20 BST
Marcus and Laura Leverton continue to support The Sick Children's Trust and have boosted their total fundraising total to over £162,000, following two successful annual charity balls earlier this year.
News • Jun 03, 2017 10:04 BST
Matthew Lawton and Mollie Fountain will be taking on a skydive a week today to raise money for us as thanks for helping both their families at Eckersley House and Treetop House. They are members of Scissett Working Men's Club - who have nominated the charity for the year - and have already raised £2,505