Welcome to The Sick Children's Trust

Welcome to The Sick Children's Trust

We have supported over 75,000 families since 1982

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Family Stories

Families are at the heart of our 'Homes from Home'

Lucas and Melissa's story

Lucas and Melissa's story

Born in 2012 with numerous cardiac complications that may never be resolved, Lucas Whitworth has undergone various heart surgeries at Leeds Children's Hospital. Mum Melissa Petrillo shares her story about how Eckersley House has supported her down the years.

Ella and Rob's story

Ella and Rob's story

When one year old Lola was transferred by air ambulance from Birmingham Children's Hospital to the Freeman Hospital needing a heart transplant, The Sick Children's Trust's Scott House 'Home from Home' supported mum Ella throughout her time in Newcastle

'Homes From Home'

When a child suddenly becomes ill, there’s no time to plan. We're here to give families one less thing to worry about by giving them a place to stay, free of charge just minutes from their child’s bedside.

Our 'Homes from Home'

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Latest Events

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The Snowflake Ball

Don't miss The Snowflake Ball, an unforgettable night out in Newcastle featuring festive food, a live auction and entertainment

Together at Christmas event

Together at Christmas

Featuring special performances and traditional carols, our festive celebration in the heart of London is set to be a wonderful evening

Tandem skydive


Calling all adrenalin junkies! Don’t miss out on the adventure of a lifetime

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