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The Sick Children’s Trust

The Sick Children’s Trust

Every Day, children are diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for life.

The Sick Children's Trust provides free, high-quality 'Home from Home' accommodation, as well as emotional/practical support to families with seriously ill children in hospital. Treetop and Magnolia, our two 'Homes from Home' at Sheffield Children's Hospital provide 24 private family bedrooms and shared living areas to around 700 families each year.

Our houses give families the chance of a good night's sleep, some time away from the pressure of a clinical environment.  Starting the day with a hot shower and breakfast, gives families chance to cope, to be strong for their child. Our Sheffield houses prioritise families of critical care children - for these families there is no bed on the ward. Our accommodation enables families to stay just a short walk from the ward with access from within the hospital; something we know is important to families, especially when they are called to be by their child's side at night.

Without accommodation, families face serious financial strains. An average stay at one of our Sheffield houses is 11 nights. Faced with hotel/ parking costs, we estimate that it would cost £1,064 to stay near the hospital, however, it wouldn't be practical, particularly if siblings needed to stay too.

It costs us £30 to support a family for one night. Our houses are available 365 days a year.

Please support us to continue to help children have loved ones close at hand.

Locations

Treetop House, Sheffield Childrens Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TH

1.37 miles  
  07952 016846    

The Sick Children's Trust

Every Day, children are diagnosed with serious and life-threatening illnesses or have terrible accidents that leave them fighting for life.

The Sick Children's Trust provides free, high-quality ‘Home from Home' accommodation, as well as emotional/practical support to families with seriously ill children in hospital. They have 10 houses across the UK. Most local are Treetop and Magnolia House at Sheffield Children's Hospital – a total of 24 bedrooms.

Their houses give families the chance of a good night's sleep, some time away from the pressure of a clinical environment.  Starting the day with a hot shower and breakfast, gives families the chance to cope, the chance to be strong for their child. The Sick Children's Trust prioritise families of critical care children – for these families there is no parent bed available on the ward so alternatives are travelling, costly hotels or sleeping in cars or on chairs. The accommodation enables families to stay just minutes from their sick child's bedside. In Sheffield the houses are linked internally to the hospital so parents do not have to go outside if they are called in the night.

The bedrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, living and dining rooms and even playrooms help to alleviate some of the financial and logistical strains of having a child seriously ill in hospital. Parents and siblings are welcomed.

It costs £30 to support a family for one night and they rely entirely on voluntary donations.

Christmas Activities

Christmas Activities

If you are looking for ideas to keep the children busy throughout the Christmas holidays, or the kids want some ideas and inspiration for cards and gifts them take a look at our Winter KidsZone. Jam packed full of fun ideas that everyone can get involved in! Activities for indoors and out - some are messy, some are not! What are you waiting for?!?!

Christmas Baking

Christmas Baking

We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.