Share Your Story
Have you benefited from staying in one of our 'Homes from Home'? By sharing your story with us, you could help us to gain publicity and raise awareness of The Sick Children's Trust. There are many ways to help:
• Press story for local and national media coverage
• Case study for fundraising applications
• Radio and/or television interviews
• Charity literature
• A website case study
• Talk to others at one of our events
Paul and Jo Haigh stayed in Treetop House when their son Edward had meningitis. They said:
''It was so easy to help The Sick Children’s Trust to get publicity! My wife Jo and I shared our story with the charity and were asked to confirm where we were happy for the story to be used. So far our story has appeared in a number of media.
"We have been consulted every step of the way, and the charity is always happy to help if and when we have any questions. As far as possible everything has been arranged to suit our timetable, and the reporters have always been so well informed by The Sick Children’s Trust before they arrive that the interviews themselves take very little time. There has never been any stress involved for us as The Sick Children’s Trust do everything they can to make it as easy as possible.
"We really wanted to find a way to support the charity after they offered us a place to stay when we needed it the most; this is a fantastic way to support the charity and we're looking forward to doing all we can in future!"
The Haighs’ story has not only been used to raise awareness in the local paper, but they have also been interviewed by the local radio station about their stay in Treetop House.
The Sick Children’s Trust press office will be there to support you through the process and you will always have control over the charity’s use of your story.
For more information about getting involved in this way please contact Lizzie or Amy on 020 7638 4066 or email
and help more people to understand how The Sick Children’s Trust can help other families like yours.