The Sick Children's Trust

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The Sick Children's Trust is a national charity in the United Kingdom, founded in 1982, providing 'Home from Home' accommodation at hospitals around the United Kingdom. The charity currently has ten houses, in London, Leeds, Cambridge, Sheffield and Newcastle upon Tyne. When their child is receiving treatment in hospital for a serious or life-limiting illness, parents can stay at the charity's 'Homes from Home', free of charge, so that they can be close to their child and keep the family unit together.[1][2]

The charity was founded by several people, including Jon Pritchard, a doctor who specialized in childhood cancers, and Audrey Callaghan, then chair of the board of governors at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a children's hospital in London.[3]


  1. ^ "Article: Trust provided a `home from home'.". The Journal (Newcastle, England). November 30, 2005. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Redvers, Louise (December 23, 2005). "Article: Bless this house.(News)". Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England). Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Jon Pritchard (obituary)". Daily Telegraph (London). 23 February 2007. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 

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