Family stories

We believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together. Here you can read inspiring, first-hand accounts from families who have stayed in one of our ‘Homes from Home’.

We wouldn’t have coped as well as we did without Stevenson House

Read about how our Stevenson House 'Home from Home' helped Rae and Kane while their son Oliver received care at The Royal London Hospital, and how you can make a difference to families just like theirs by donating to our Big Give campaign and doubling your money.

My son was born six weeks premature, but Chestnut House became the perfect base

Arriving six weeks early in Chelmsford, Essex, baby Jude needed immediate life-saving attention before being placed on a ventilator and transferred to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. To mark World Prematurity Day 2023, which takes place on 17 November, dad James Eddleston explains how Chestnut House kept him close to his son at the most difficult of times. 

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