The Sick Children’s Trust
Why we support The Sick Children’s Trust
The Sick Children’s Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists, Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas, who believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child’s recovery.
The Sick Children’s Trust currently has seven houses offering clean, comfortable accommodation where the whole family can stay close to their sick child’s bedside, just minutes away from the paediatric ward.
On average, 1.9 million children in the UK require hospital treatment each year. They often have to be transferred to specialist hospitals far from home to receive critical medical treatment. Life for these familes is suddenly thrown into complete turmoil.
The Sick Children’s Trust works with hospitals, supporting them in their role and providing complementary support to families. They help to alleviate some of the emotional and financial strains at a very stressful time, providing an essential service free of charge for up to 108 families every night, 365 days a year.
It’s free for families to stay at one of these ‘Homes from Home’, but the charity incurs a cost of £27 per bedroom per night. The charity is not funded by the Government and in times when resources are scarce, they depend even more on their supporters to help them provide this essential service.
Join the party!
Following the huge success of last year’s The Big Chocolate Tea Party, we have invited The Sick Children’s Trust to join us again. Children will love making their own glittery, feathery teapots at the arts and crafts table or budding bakers might care to try their hand at cupcake decorating. This year, we’re delighted to have special guest Edd Kimber, winner of The Great British Bake Off
, on hand to offer expert advice. Click here for full details.
Yael’s visit to a SCT house
As a mother I am blessed with four beautiful, healthy sons. Sadly not all parents are as fortunate. When The Sick Children’s Trust approached me to choose them as my charity of the year, I didn’t think twice. Like most people, I hate hospitals and the thought of spending days on end in hospital only to go ‘home’ to a cold hotel room makes me shudder. To watch your child suffering from a life-threatening illness and undergo painful medical procedures seems unbearable. more…
Yael Rose – Fundraising Mission
Some people run marathons, others climb mountains. For self-confessed chocoholic and founder of The Chocolate Festivals, there’s nothing harder than quitting chocolate. Here Yael introduces her mission to help raise money for The SCT.
If you would like to help the cause and support Yael’s mission not to eat chocolate until 1 April 2012, please follow the link here.
Yael clearing out the chocolate
The Chocolate Ban begins as Yael clears the cupboards of chocolate.
The Big Chocolate Tea Party
The Big Chocolate Tea Party is about getting together with friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours over a cuppa and your favourite chocolate treat to help raise money for sick children and their families in their time of need. In this economic climate, they need your help more than ever!
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The Sick Children’s Trust
The Sick Children’s Trust provides Home from Home accommodation for the families of sick children whilst they receive vital medical treatment in hospital often far from home. Families are able to stay together, close to their child, and offer each other essential support during a difficult and distressing time.
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