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A thank you and an update from our team

Over the last nine months, the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken hold on countries around the world. Our hearts go out to all of the families who have been affected by this terrible virus. The word ‘unprecedented’ has been

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Calling for children’s voices to be heard in pandemic response

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt life for people across the world, the UK Government recently ended their daily Coronavirus briefings, which were televised during the first three months of ‘lockdown’. During this period, members of the public were

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Tigers brave wintry weather to thrash opposition and support SicKids

Our wonderful friends at Sedgley Park Rugby Club (SPRUFC), also known as the Sedgley Tigers, from Whitefield in Bury, Manchester, held their third SicKids charity match last week. Sporting their colourful SicKids strip, the Tigers were victorious over their Otley

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Andrew’s new report celebrates 30th anniversary of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Today sees the publication of our founder’s latest report, five years to the day since his groundbreaking Living on a Railway Line was released. Professor Andrew Rowland’s Life on the Tracks follows up on the achievements towards better protecting children and young people

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Thanks to Sedgeley Park Rugby Club

For the second time, Sedgley Park Rugby Club (SPRUFC), also known as the Sedgley Tigers, from Whitefield in Bury, Manchester, held a charity match in support of SicKids. The game was a league game vs Hull Ionians. Despite the Tigers

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We’ve opened our sixth Sensory Space, in partnership with Transform Healthcare Cambodia

We’ve partnered with Transform Healthcare Cambodia (THC) to open the sixth SicKids Sensory Space today. The new Sensory Space in the north of Cambodia will enhance care for children visiting Battambang Referral Hospital, where our Sensory Space has been built by THC,

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Our biggest mission yet begins in Cambodia

The SicKids team has arrived in Cambodia for a busy week of clinics and teaching, supporting the health and wellbeing of children and young people. Joining our Chairperson, Professor Andrew Rowland, and Trustee Den Carter, are two new SicKids grant

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Introducing our new Director of Operations

We’re thrilled to welcome Jenny Brown to our Board of Trustees. Jenny joins Andrew, Dianne and Den as part of the charity’s leadership team. We’re all volunteers, and personally invest time and money into SicKids, which means – as, unlike

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Our fifth SicKids Sensory Space is now open in Salford

We’re delighted to have held the grand opening of the new SicKids Sensory Space at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s PANDA Unit. Councillor Ronnie Wilson, the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, performed the opening ceremony on Monday 1 October, assisted by

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Our second and third Sensory Spaces in Cambodia are now open

Thanks to the generosity of The Toy Trust, we’re thrilled to announce the opening of two new SicKids Sensory Spaces in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. This brings the total number of SicKids Sensory Spaces up to four, following last year’s successful opening

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