June 21, 2019
News, events and information from The Northern Education Trust
Northern Education Trust is delighted to announce its support of The Sick Children’s Trust, as its nominated charity for 2019/2020.
The Sick Children’s Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They 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. They are working towards a future where every child can be close to their family while undergoing treatment.
They have ten ‘Homes from Home’ across the country (covering Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield in the North), which provide essential services for up to 147 families every night, 365 days a year. This provides comfort for families during the difficult time that their child is in hospital. The charity supports around 4,000 families every year across its ‘Homes from Home’. 99% of families that stay state that having a private room close by the hospital was beneficial for their child’s wellbeing and recovery, as well as helping them cope with the strain of having a seriously ill child in hospital.
Cassandra Hughes, Regional Fundraiser at The Sick Children’s Trust said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have been chosen by the Northern Education Trust as their nominated annual charity. Together we can really make a difference to the lives of children in hospital and their families. With support from Northern Education Trust, we will be able to give more families the emotional and practical support needed during times of huge uncertainty when a child is seriously ill in hospital by giving them a place to stay just minutes from their child’s hospital bedside.”
Northern Education Trust’s employees are planning various fundraising activities, such as participating in the Big Chocolate Tea, holding a staff relay event on foot and bike between all the Trust academies, a sponsored read, and the Principal of Mount Pellon Academy is running the 86-mile Ridgeway Challenge in August, in support of the charity.
To find out more about The Sick Children’s Trust, visit their website at www.sickchildrenstrust.org