The Sick Children's TrustWe're here so you can be there
The Sick Children's Trust was founded in 1982 by two paediatric specialists Dr Jon Pritchard and Professor James Malpas. They believed that having parents on hand during hospital treatment benefited a child's recovery.
Rainbow House, our first 'Home from Home', opened its doors to families with children undergoing treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1984.
Today we have seven 'Homes from Home' at major hospitals around the country, each providing clean comfortable accommodation for families with seriously ill children.
There is a growing demand for our 'Homes from Home' as children must increasingly travel long distances to get the specialist treatment they need. To date we have helped more than 30,000 families.
To run our 'Homes from Home' we rely entirely on voluntary donations and we need to raise at least £800,000 every year to keep them open so all donations do make a real difference to the lives of the families we support.
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