“Welcome … come and explore the magic that is Sophie’s Appeal”

The aim of Sophie’s Appeal is to support the social, emotional and educational welfare of children, their families, nursing and support staff and provide a caring and supportive environment in both local hospitals and in the community.

There are so many ways in which the Trust can provide support to parents, carers and schools who find themselves suddenly faced with the reality of cancer.

Sophie's Story

Sophie's Story

Sophie was a happy healthy five-year-old. Sophie was then diagnosed with Wilm’s Disease …

Sophie's Story

Our Trustees

Our trustees work voluntarily planning and hosting our own fundraising events and more…

Sophie's Story

Support Us

Your support makes us what we are, a local charity helping children with life-threatening illnesses …

Who We Are

‘On 24th September 2003 I was told my worst nightmare. The words “Sophie has a tumour” will live with me forever.
Sophie was 5½ years old and had been a normal, bright, cheerful, bubbly and healthy child with a zest for life. She loved Barbie, anything pink and most importantly her friends and family. It soon became obvious that our lives would never be the same again. Normality suddenly took on a very different meaning.
Sophie dealt with her illness with bravery and dignity way beyond her years. Normal for Sophie became day after day, week after week and month after month in hospital undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, major pioneering operations and numerous transfusions. She made many friends who were also undergoing treatments for childhood cancers.’

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“Thank you to Lin, Mike and everyone at Sophie’s for the amazing facelift at Northbrook Ward and the difference it has made to the children staying there. Our Timmy is back in with another infection and his face just beamed when he saw Tinkerbell and Winnie in his room. For the children who can’t venture out the room or go into the playroom to have their own “Wonderland” in their room is just amazing, it’s made such a difference to our stay this time. The corridors are a children’s paradise full of their favourite characters.
Thank you to everyone raising money for this amazing charity I promise you every single penny is making a huge difference to children right now.”