Cambridgeshire FA Charity Partner chosen for 2023-24 season

Cambridgeshire Football Association are delighted to announce their Charity Partnership with The Sick Children’s Trust for the 2023/2024 Season.

In September, we asked our grassroots football community to choose our Charity Partner for the 2023/24 season.

In a choice of five potential charities, you voted for The Sick Children's Trust to be our official Charity Partner for this season.

The Sick Children’s Trust, founded in 1982, is the charity that provides a welcoming ‘Home from Home’ where families with a sick child in hospital can stay, but they’re more than bricks and mortar - their friendly, caring staff provide support to families when they really need it.

Two of The Sick Children's Trust's 10 'Homes from Home' are based right here in Cambridgeshire - at Addenbrookes Hospital and The Rosie Hospital.

rosie One patient at Addenbrookes Hospital was 15-year-old Rosie who underwent a six-hour operation after being diagnosed with an ovarian tumour.

With her family living over an hour and a half away from the hospital and worried about the financial burden of hotel bills, parking costs and a long daily commute, they were struggling to provide their full support to their daughter at this worrying time.

However, they were able to receive help from The Sick Children's Trust's 'Home from Home' scheme at Acorn House - ensuring they had free accommodation nearby so they could be on hand for Rosie during her stay in hospital.

Cambridgeshire FA Chief Executive Officer Joanne Knox expressed her enthusiasm for with The Sick Children's Trust.

"We’re delighted to be working with the Sick Children’s Trust as our charity partner. Their incredible work is a source of inspiration, and we're privileged to support them this season," she said.

The Sick Children’s Trust CEO Jane Featherstone added: "We are absolutely delighted to be chosen as the charity partner for the Cambridgeshire FA.  We hope that the partnership will raise awareness and vital funds to support our two ‘Homes from Home’ in Cambridge ensuring that families can be together when they have a seriously ill child receiving treatment at Addenbrooke’s or The Rosie."


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