Family and friends of Sophie Pokorny exceed £20,000 mark in fundraising campaign for The Sick Children’s Trust

News   •   Jan 15, 2019 11:24 GMT

The friends and family of three year old Sophie Pokorny who tragically passed away last summer have raised over £20,000 for The Sick Children’s Trust in her memory after a huge fundraising drive. Sophie's parents, Karl and Abbie, were supported in Rainbow House whilst she waited for a donor heart to become available in Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Seeing Bobby laugh and play with his sisters in an environment other than the hospital ward gave us the small glimmer of hope we so dearly needed.

News   •   Jan 14, 2019 16:31 GMT

At just five years old, Bobby, was involved in a car accident which left him with life-threatening injuries. and was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He had just a 10% chance of survival and within 48 hours underwent three brain surgeries. It was during this time that Jeff and Carly were told about Acorn House, which became their home for four months.

Chief Naval Petty Officer and colleagues fundraise on board HMS Westminster to thank The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Jan 07, 2019 12:33 GMT

Chief Naval Petty Officer Ryan ‘Nobby’ Halls, 32, organised a fundraiser aboard HMS Westminster, the Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, last year to thank The Sick Children’s Trust for supporting his family over Christmas 2016 when his daughter, Sadie, was diagnosed with bronchiolitis and rushed to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, miles from the family’s home in Thetford.

Mum set to take on 91 mile walk with her six month old baby to thank The Sick Children's Trust

News   •   Jan 03, 2019 10:19 GMT

Mum Kelly is on a fundraising mission to raise money for The Sick Children's Trust after we supported her at our 'Home from Home' Chestnut House when her daughter was born seriously ill.

Skyswood Primary School children share Christmas wishes to raise awareness of charity appeal

News   •   Dec 20, 2018 17:22 GMT

Skyswood Primary School shared their Christmas Wishes with us as part of our Christmas appeal. read the article and watch the video to find out more.

Crawford House has been a ‘Home from Home’ to thousands of families. One of which is mine.

News   •   Dec 17, 2018 15:18 GMT

Crawford Assistant House Manager, Emily, was supported at Crawford House five years ago when her son, Daniel, was born at just 25 weeks. Since then, Emily has become a support to many of the families who pass through the door at Crawford House. Here she shares her experience.

Lottie has defied everyone’s expectations to make it home in time for Christmas. We couldn’t be happier and can’t wait to introduce our greatest gift to all our friends and family.

News   •   Dec 13, 2018 16:46 GMT

Please see the attached family story. Kim and her partner, Jamie, were terrified when they were told their unborn baby had duodenal atresia, which meant that a portion of her small intestine was closed off. Lottie needed lifesaving surgery at Sheffield Children’s Hospital just hours after birth.

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.

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 her home this week just in time for Christmas.

News   •   Dec 10, 2018 16:08 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 last Wednesday, which is where they will celebrate Christmas.

I’m so proud of my little heart warrior and can’t wait for our first Christmas at home as a family. But we’ll never forget The Sick Children’s Trust’s support at Christmastime last year.

News   •   Dec 10, 2018 12:40 GMT

Mum Stacey wasn't able to spend Christmas Day with her newborn daughter Olivia, but thanks to Scott House, Olivia's Dad was with her, ensuring that she didn't wake up on her first Christmas morning alone.

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The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provides free, high-quality 'Home from Home' accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, for families with sick children in hospital in the UK.


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