The Sick Children’s Trust

We believe keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children.

Every day, children are born or diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for life. They often have to be transferred to specialist hospitals far from home to receive critical medical treatment.

Life for their whole family is suddenly thrown into complete turmoil.

The Sick Children’s Trust provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with seriously ill children in hospital in the UK.

Our houses are open 24/7, providing vital support to over 4,000 families every year.

It costs us £30 to support a family in a ‘Home from Home’ for one night, keeping them together when it matters most.

We rely entirely on voluntary donations and need to raise at least £1.6 million every year to keep our ten houses open.

Thank you for supporting The Sick Children’s Trust, your generosity this evening really will make a difference to seriously ill children and their families.