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

Dad and friends complete national Three Peaks Challenge in just 27 hours...

A local dad, who was supported by The Sick Children’s Trust when his newborn needed open heart surgery, has completed the National Three Peaks... read more

Press Release • 19.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Devoted mum laces up trainers to say thank you to charity for supporting...

A devoted Mum is lacing up her trainers in preparation for London’s Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for The Sick Children’s Trust.... read more

Press Release • 15.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Grateful mother runs Bedford Half to thank The Sick Children’s Trust

A local mum who was supported by The Sick Children’s Trust when one of her twin baby girls was seriously ill has raised £1,700 for the charity.... read more

Press Release • 14.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Dad and friends take on skydive and fly high to raise over £10,000 for...

The dad of a little boy whose son was born weighing just 1lb 10oz harnessed the support of eight friends and raised £10,786 in a charity skydive... read more

Press Release • 07.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

To Dry For launches designer tea towel to raise money for The Sick...

Online tea towel boutique, ToDryFor, are teaming up with The Sick Children’s Trust to raise money for families with seriously ill children in... read more

Press Release • 06.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Wear your pyjamas for a day to support families with sick children in...

National charity The Sick Children’s Trust is calling on playgroups, nurseries and schools to host a Pyjama Party this October to support families... read more

Press Release • 06.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Boy who defied doctors’ expectations packs bag ready for school

The mum of a little boy she thought she would never bring home is getting ready to wave her son off at the school gates as he starts year one this... read more

Press Release • 04.09.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Keen cyclist rides over 170 miles to thank charity for supporting his...

Gary Westerby, 34, and Rob, 32, have cycled over 170 miles in memory of their friend’s son who died last year at just eleven days old. Acey... read more

Press Release • 27.08.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Alan faces his fears and jumps out of plane at 12,000 feet in sponsored...

A courageous charity worker faced his fear of heights earlier this month and completed a sponsored skydive to raise £1,320 for The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 24.08.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

Boy who underwent major heart surgery raises £1250 for charity that...

A local lad who underwent major heart surgery earlier this year reached the summit of Roseberry Topping to raise £1,250 for The Sick Children’s... read more

Press Release • 23.08.2017 • By The Sick Children's Trust

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