About Us

We believe every family with a seriously ill child in hospital should be able to stay together, just minutes from their child’s bed during their treatment.

The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. We provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

We currently have ten houses offering clean, comfortable accommodation where the whole family can stay close to their sick child’s bedside, and we are constantly looking for opportunities to extend our geographical coverage, or to improve our existing facilities in light of changes in paediatric care provision.
We work with the hospitals, supporting them in their role and providing complementary support to our families. We 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 146 families every night, 365 days a year.


Whilst staying at one of our ‘Homes from Home’ is free of charge, its costs us around £28 to provide a bedroom for one night. We rely entirely on voluntary income to meet this cost.


Press releases

Loving uncle gets set to cycle 100 miles to thank charity which...

An inspirational uncle will be cycling 100 miles to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust to say thank you to the charity that supported his... read more

Press Release • 21.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Frugi make their charity donations count

Frugi, the UK’s leading ethical children’s clothing brand, is thrilled to announce it’s raised a phenomenal £79,015.85 through its inaugural... read more

Press Release • 20.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Rein4ce support The Sick Children’s Trust with PR services

Specialist insurance and reinsurance communications and public relations agency, Rein4ce, is delighted to announce that it is providing pro bono... read more

Press Release • 19.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Bellina Chocolate House pledges support for charity's Big Chocolate Tea...

Popular Belgian Chocolate shop, Bellina Chocolate House, has pledged to support The Sick Children’s Trust as its 2017 charity of the year to raise... read more

Press Release • 14.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad and pals get muddy to raise over £3,000 for charity that kept him by...

A father of premature twins has raised almost £3,600 for The Sick Children’s Trust and Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) as thanks for keeping... read more

Press Release • 11.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Teenager inspires trio to raise £10,000 for charity

A local teenager has inspired three enthusiastic cyclists to embark on a 90 mile challenge in an attempt to raise £10,000 for The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 07.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Mum treks 23 miles to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

The Mum of a little boy who last year underwent major surgery at just four weeks old completed a sponsored 23 mile walk from The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 06.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Have fun with your family and raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust

Cambridge charity workers are asking locals to take part in their second Family Fun Day with live music, a raffle, dancing and more to raise money... read more

Press Release • 05.07.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Harry takes on fundraising challenge as brother Max waits for...

The older brother of a little boy who is currently waiting for a life-saving donor heart is raising money for The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity... read more

Press Release • 28.06.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Pupils raise over £240 to thank charity for supporting teacher

Pupils at Haileybury Turnford School have raised over £240 for The Sick Children’s Trust to say thank you for supporting their teacher when her... read more

Press Release • 26.06.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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