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'All we want is to just be together' The charity helping families

Flynn and Albie playing at Acorn House in Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

A children's charity is appealing for donations to help them support parents who have poorly children this Christmas.

The Sick Children's Trust provides accommodation close to hospitals so family members can stay nearby while their children are having treatment.

They've launched a fundraising video campaign to raise awareness of what they do and hopefully get some donations too.

The video shows parents with their Christmas wishes Credit: Sick Children's Trust

"Even though he is on life support you still want to be close to him."

– Sarah Shemmings, Mother
Parents Tyler Mellor and Michala Young from Colchester. Their baby daughter is in Addenbrooke's Hospital. Credit: ITV News Anglia
Is the cost to house one family for one night.

It costs more than £13,000 to run the charity's ten homes for the festive period.

Acorn House, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Nobody wishes that their child was in hospital in Christmas but we do our best to try and make it as nice for them as we can. Lots of festive nibbles for when they come back from the wards and we just go on supporting them as we do throughout the year."

– Abi Abdel-aal, Acorn House Manager