Ward Hadaway Partner Tim Craig has joined the board of trustees for national charity The Sick Children’s Trust, which runs free ‘Homes from Home’ accommodation for families with critically ill children in hospital.
Tim Craig, who is a Partner and Head of the Construction and Engineering Team at law firm Ward Hadaway, has specialised in construction law for 23 years and has considerable expertise advising charities.
The Sick Children’s Trust has ten ‘Homes from Home’ across the country based at specialist children’s hospitals. Three of these are in cities where Ward Hadaway offices are based.
There are two ‘Homes from Home’ in Newcastle upon Tyne – Scott House at Freeman Hospital and Crawford House at the RVI and Great North Children’s Hospital. A third, Eckersley House, is based at Leeds Children’s Hospital, supporting families from Yorkshire and beyond.
Every year the charity provides vital emotional and practical support to over 4,000 families while their children undergo life-saving treatment in hospital. This support is offered free of charge and the charity relies entirely upon voluntary donations to run its services.
Tim will be donating his time as a trustee to help ensure the efficient running of the organisation, while also providing leadership on future construction projects, one of which is planned to be in Newcastle.
The charity is currently in discussions with Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust about the expansion of Crawford House to support families of children with compromised immune systems.