Sam’s House Bristol
Royal Fort Road, Bristol, BS2 8DH
0117 908 2451
The house is an eight minute walk away from the hospital
It takes six minutes to walk from the house to the nearest shop
The longest family stay was 342 days in 2019/20
91 families stayed at Sam’s House in 2019/20
Facilities at Sam’s House
- 16 bedrooms with en suites
- Table tennis room
- Playroom and teenager’s room
- Kitchen diners
- Self-contained flat
Induction times for new families are before 3pm. Sam’s House Manager is Ann Grady available to contact on 07900 051395
Emma, mum of Merryn diagnosed with a brain tumour aged seven
Sam's house was a lifeline given to us during an incredibly hard time in our lives. Sam's house is a stones throw from the hospital, and it provided us with somewhere to sleep, cook and do some washing. The facilities are amazing and it just made things a lot more comfortable and easier for us. Silly really, but just being able to cook a decent meal and do some washing made such a difference.
How Sam’s House got its name
Sam’s House is named after Sam Deacon who passed away aged eight, due to complications after a bone marrow transplant. His parents Laraine and Eric set up the ‘Children with Leukaemia Trust’ to fundraise with Young Lives vs Cancer (formerly CLIC).
The couple wanted to create an environment of care, support and security similar to what they have experienced at CLIC House during their son’s treatment. With the support of the United Bristol Healthcare Trust, £1 million was raised for the house and it was officially opened in 2002 by Gary Lineker, who had visited Sam during his illness.