A charity which provides somewhere for parents to stay close to their seriously ill children who are in hospital over Christmas is launching its festive appeal.

The Sick Children's Trust has two houses close to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge (Acorn House and Chestnut House).

It wants to raise £13,230 which will cover the costs of running their ten houses across the UK over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The charity has called its campaign 'My Christmas Wish'.

The charity has two houses close to Addenbrooke's Hospital. Credit: The Sick Children's Trust

No child should wake up on Christmas morning alone and without their family around them.

Jo Darling, The Sick Children's Trust

The charity's appeal focuses on the stories of families who have been supported by the Sick Children's Trust, both past and present.